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

Project Summary

  • The reconstruction of Broadway Avenue (from Civic Center Drive to 13th Street North) will 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 project will address aging pavement, safety, and mobility for all users.
  • Planning for the project began in 2017 and resulted in a City Council approved project layout, which can be viewed here.  For more information on past planning for the project, see the “Get Involved” page.
  • Project bids were received in late February 2021 and the City Council awarded a contract to Elcor Construction at the March 15, 2021 meeting.  Construction is currently underway.  See the “Construction” and “Latest News” pages for more information.

Project Benefits

This project will:

  • Replace 80+ years old water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewers underneath North Broadway Avenue.
  • Improve the pavement surface via a full roadway reconstruction of North Broadway and several sections of intersecting streets.
  • Fully reconstruct the North-South alleys immediately adjacent to North Broadway within the project area.
  • Create a safer corridor for travel with the construction of medians between intersections and modifying access to private driveways.
  • Improve pedestrian access and walkways in the corridor.
  • Construct off-street bicycle facilities.
  • Improve the aesthetics of the corridor.

Project Schedule

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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


Cory Penz, Access Manager
Elcor Construction

Matt Smith, Project Manager
Elcor Construction

Josh Fjetland, Lead Inspector
City of Rochester

Jaymi Wilson, Business Liaison
City of Rochester