The Broadway Road Streetscape Project is identified in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan as part of the Tempe 2030 General Plan. The goal of the project is to recharacterize the segment of Broadway Road between Mill Avenue and Rural Road to a street with reduced vehicular traffic, speed limits and noise while adding bicycle lanes, walls, landscaping, and improved pedestrian facilities. As part of the City’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a variety of public meetings and neighborhood discussions were held over the last several years with neighbors and businesses near Broadway Road.
The preferred design concept includes the removal of one eastbound traffic lane. In addition, the proposed project will add bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks and street trees on the south side of the road, landscaped median islands and a buffer/wall treatment on the north side of Broadway Road. View the preferred concept and comment online from June 11 through June 30.
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Broadway Road Fact Sheet
Nov. 19, 2008 public meeting presentation
March 18, 2009 public meeting presentation
April 28, 2009 BRAT meeting presentation
May 12, 2009 BRAT meeting presentation
May 18, 2009 public meeting presentation
May 4, 2010 BRAT meeting presentation
June 7, 2010 public meeting presentation
Sept. 21, 2010 BRAT meeting presentation
Oct. 20, 2010 public meeting presentation
Feb. 25, 2013 public meeting presentation
Comments from Feb. 25, 2013 public meeting
June 11, 2013 public meeting presentation
Comments on the original five concepts were taken through April 1, 2013. See what people had to say about the concepts below.
The Broadway Road Action Team
The Broadway Road Action Team comprises of 14 stakeholders who live or own property in the project area. The Action Team met for as long as was needed to develop a design concept. Action Team members represent a geographically equitable distribution of stakeholders with a diversity of opinions related to the project and include a representative of the neighborhood association(s).
Feb. 11, 2009 Action Team meeting minutes
April 28, 2009 Action Team meeting minutes
May 12, 2009 Action Team meeting minutes
May 4, 2010 Action Team meeting minutes
Sept. 21, 2010 Action Team meeting minutes
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program federal funds totaling $3.857 million were secured for the design and construction of the project. As part of the CMAQ requirements, local matching dollars are required. As such, an additional $600,000 in Tempe transit funds is budgeted for the project.
Obligation for funding is required by Sept. 2014. Environmental clearance and design concepts are underway. Construction would likely begin in Jan. 2015 and take eight months.
Contact Eric Iwersen for more information.