Wadsworth Boulevard Improvements, 35th Avenue to I-70
In 2016, Wheat Ridge voters supported the improvement of Wadsworth Boulevard to relieve traffic congestion, improve business access, and provide better options for pedestrians and cyclists. Last improved in 1950, this project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs at 38th and 44th Avenues, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, and a continuous sidewalk on the west and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail. With a total cost of approximately $60 million, this project will transform Wadsworth into a multimodal roadway that enhances traffic operations, improves access, and supports the vision of a livable, walkable mixed-use corridor.
Project Update (October 2021)
On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the City takes the first symbolic step with the Wadsworth Improvement Project with a groundbreaking at 7575 W. 44th Ave. at 10 a.m. The public is invited. A Public Meeting is scheduled for City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. City staff and project partners including the contractor, will be on hand to answer questions in an open house format.
This project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, and a continuous sidewalk on the west side and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail.
Concrete Works of Colorado was awarded the project and anticipates starting construction in mid-October. The first phase of work involves demolition and grading activity adjacent to southbound Wadsworth in order to pave temporary roadways. Once temporary roadways are paved, all traffic will shift to the west side of the road in order to construct the new northbound lanes and improvements along the east side of Wadsworth. Business access and two lanes in each direction will be maintained throughout construction. Overnight and infrequent off-peak lane closures are expected. There is also a plan to address any potential traffic concerns within neighborhoods. Schedule and traffic impact information will be updated weekly and posted on the project web page https://bit.ly/WRWadsworthProject. Any community concerns may be directed to the project hotline at 303-390-0878.
Project completion is anticipated in early 2023. Responses to frequently asked questions are available on the Wadsworth Improvement project page at WhatsUpWheatridge/Wadsworth.com
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