Broadway Avenue Reconstruction Project
Broadway Ave, looking downtown from river bridge

Project Update

On June 4, 2018, the Rochester City Council selected Option 2C to move into the final design phase. This design includes two lanes in each direction, left-turn lanes, a one-way protected cycle track on each side of Broadway, sidewalks, and in-lane bus stops. An updated layout can be viewed here: Updated Project Layout 10-22-18.

Now that the council has selected this alternative, the project will move into final design, which includes refining the construction plan and schedule for Option 2C. The project team will hold a number of events with the community to gather input over the coming months. Business & property owner group meetings will occur in October and an open house will occur in November.  Be sure to monitor the project website for more specific dates as these events approach.  

Project Summary

The City of Rochester is in the final months of the planning stages and looking to start final design this spring for a 2019 reconstruction of Broadway Avenue (from Civic Center Drive to 13th Street North). This project is intended to begin the transformation of the Broadway Avenue corridor into a significant multi-modal gateway to downtown Rochester and the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Development District. The Broadway Avenue Corridor Study, completed in 2015, set the stage for future improvements that will occur.

November 15 open house

When: Thursday, November 15, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 125 LIVE: 125 Elton Hills Dr NW
Room: Cedar Room A & B, Lower Level

More details in the open house newsletter!

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Project Goals

• Aging pavement
• Safety
• Mobility for all users

• Pedestrian and bike facilities
• Visual identity – Gateway to Downtown
• Transit facilities and access