US 287 / 120th Ave Sidepath Infill & Transit Access Improvements
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US 287/120th Avenue is a four to six lane major urban arterial CDOT roadway that is highlighted by DRCOG in the Regional High Injury Network and has been identified as a Critical Corridor. Between 2013 and 2017, ten people were killed or severely injured along this project segment in Broomfield, including two pedestrian fatalities, one severe bicycle injury, and seven severe injuries involving vehicle collisions. The roadway supports the operation of RTD route 120 and was identified in the 2014 RTD North Area Mobility Study and the 2019 RTD Regional Bus Rapid Transit Study as a possible future Bus Rapid Transit route. Additionally, the 2019 Broomfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Assessment identified US 287/ 120th Ave. as a top priority for pedestrian/bicycle improvements.
This project will include the construction of a new sidewalk on the
south side of 120th Avenue between Greenway Drive and Gray Street.
The 2020 Safer Main Streets (SMS) Initiative grant program was developed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to focus on infrastructure projects that improve safety and accessibility on urban arterials, especially for vulnerable users who depend on a reliable urban street network, such as pedestrians, bikers, motorcyclists, transit users, the elderly, and those with disabilities.
The City and County of Broomfield (Broomfield) applied for a grant through the SMS to improve the US 287/120th Avenue corridor between Quay Street and Vrain Street. The US 287/120th Avenue Sidepath Infill & Transit Access Improvements project was one of 34 transportation projects awarded funding by the DRCOG Board through the SMS Initiative on December 16, 2020, and by CDOT on December 18, 2020. The initiative awarded design and construction funding to Broomfield totaling $2,000,000 in State funding (80%), with $500,000 in local matching funding (20%) for a total of $2,500,000 for the project.
The US 287/120th Avenue Sidepath Infill & Transit Access Improvements project was developed to support the Broomfield Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Plan goals and policies through improving transit, pedestrian, and bikeway access. Specifically, this project aims to complete missing sidewalk links; increase accessibility to Broomfield’s regional multimodal network; and address safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues along the corridor on both the north and south side between Quay Street and Vrain Street at THESE LOCATIONS.
On November 9, 2021 Broomfield City Council approved Resolution No. 2021-188 authorizing an agreement with ACL, Inc. to complete engineering design for the US 287/120th Avenue Sidepath Infill & Transit Access Improvements project.
This project is currently under design. Project design is expected to be completed March 2023. Construction is expected to begin summer 2023.