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

Project Update

Based on a City Council decision made on April 15, 2019, the project is currently on hold while the City further evaluates aspects of the project. As a part of the evaluation, the City hired a consultant to prepare an analysis to determine the general impacts on market value and maximum supportable special benefits for various property classifications resulting from the proposed project. This information will be used by the City as it determines the appropriate special assessments for the project. A copy of this report can be viewed here: Special Benefit Report.

As the City continues its evaluation, there may be changes to the scope and schedule of the project. The current project layout, Option 2C, as selected by the City Council on June 4, 2018, can be viewed here: Updated Project Layout 12-12-18. This design includes two lanes in each direction, left-turn lanes, a one-way protected cycle track on each side of Broadway, sidewalks, in-lane bus stops, angle parking on some of the side streets, and alley reconstruction.

Further information on the project will be posted here when it is available.

Project Summary

The City of Rochester is in the final stages of the planning and design for the 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.

Open House 3 Materials

The third project open house was held on Thursday, November 15th at 125 LIVE. At this open house, the project team shared design updates and construction phasing. Click to view the layout and board displays presented at the meeting!

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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