Broadway Boulevard is getting a face lift from Euclid to Country Club.
A groundbreaking event Tuesday commemorated the start of the construction project.
When complete the project will include six lanes, landscaped medians, six-foot wide bike lanes, sidewalks, and bus pullouts.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero describes the project as more than just a road.
Romero said "Making this an attraction, not just a road to move vehicles but an attraction to help businesses thrive on broadway, to make sure that it is a multi-modal approach to moving people around the city of tucson that it is much more bicycle friendly, transit friendly, pedestrian friendly."
Construction is expected to take about 20 months to complete.