March 6, 2020

What commuters can expect during Broadway widening project

Lorraine Rivera tours the construction with Tucson Department of Transportation officials.

Crews have broken ground on a long-awaited project to widen Broadway Boulevard in Tucson. Expanding a 2-mile stretch between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road will take 20 months to finish at a cost of $72 million. Lorraine Rivera got behind the wheel for a tour of the construction with city of Tucson transportation officials.

“During the planning and design process, folks are very, very vocal at that time, and they have a lot of input. And sometimes folks are against the project,” said engineering project manager Greg Orsini. “But, basically, once our shovels hit the ground they understand we’re here, we’re performing the construction and they’re going to get an improved roadway.”

At Arizona Public Media, Rivera heard from the Arizona Daily Star’s Edward Celaya and KVOI 1030 AM’s Tipping Point host Zach Yentzer about what they’ve learned from the community about their concerns with hefty road projects like widening Broadway.

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