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

Construction to resume on the North Broadway Project

Phase two of the reconstruction of North Broadway Avenue will begin on Monday, March 28, 2022. Construction will focus on the alleyways and side streets adjacent to North Broadway. Click here for the map showing 2022 construction impacts. The project has an expected completion date of September 2022.

“We are excited to get into the second and final season of construction on the project. This season will focus on reconstructing the areas surrounding Broadway and finalizing the more visual elements of Broadway’s transformation. We want to thank drivers, area businesses, and residents for their patience as we progress through the required work.” shared Tyler Niemeyer, Assistant City Engineer for the City of Rochester.

Impacts to alleyways and side streets:

  • Construction will begin on March 28 with milling of the alleyways and side streets. Work will progress from north to south, first on the east side of Broadway Avenue and then the west, and will only affect access in the areas where construction is actively occurring.
  • Next contractors will begin installing underground utilities. Locations under active construction will be completely closed for several days and then re-opened with a gravel surface. Construction will then move to a new location within the project area and repeat the process. Detour signs will be posted for each work location.

Work on Broadway Avenue in 2022 will include landscaping, installation of railing, completion of bus stops, and electrical work. Impacts along Broadway Avenue include:

  • Broadway Avenue from 5 Street NW to the north will have moving outside lane closures to facilitate construction activities. The closure areas will move regularly throughout the corridor. Drivers should watch for traffic shifts. One lane of travel will remain open in each direction at all times.
  • The Bryk on Broadway project will continue to require the closure of one southbound travel lane between 5 Street NW and Civic Center Drive until August 2022.
  • Intermittent work on individual Rochester Public Transit (RPT) shelters will require passengers to be re-routed to the next closest shelter. Visit for up-to-date information on transit impacts.
  • Closures of the sidewalk and cycle track may occur, but will be infrequent.

What will construction look like?

Construction began in April 2021 and will continue through Fall 2022. Construction work will take place Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., with the possibility of some work taking place on Saturdays, should construction fall behind schedule.

Drivers can expect major disruption when traveling through and around the corridor for the duration of the project. Please follow all detour signs throughout the project for the best navigation during this time.

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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