The Tucson mayor and city council have approved an agreement with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to fund the Broadway Improvement Project. The city will accept $18 million and begin buying properties along Broadway between Country Club and Euclid for the six-lane widening project.
The city has already put in $4 million on planning and design studies, which have been going on for years now. The original plan was to add eight-lanes rather than six, and has left Broadway property owners in limbo waiting for decisions to be made. The project, which is set to begin 2017-2018, will greatly increase downtown accessibility. Read more here.