The Olde Wadsworth Bike Lane and Walkway project reconstructs a ½ mile segment of Olde Wadsworth to the pedestrian and bicycle friendly street type found in the City’s Transit Oriented Development Bike and Pedestrian Access Plan for the Gold Line stations. The street will have appropriate lane widths, 4 ft bike lanes, relocated curb and gutter, and wider, ADA compliant pedestrian walkways along the corridor.
Why is the City reconstructing bicycle and pedestrian pathways along Olde Wadsworth?
The City of Arvada is committed to completing the City transportation network for all modes of traffic. Olde Wadsworth is a minor arterial roadway that connects residential neighborhoods to schools, parks, and recreational sites. Additionally, the roadway links residents and destinations to Olde Town Arvada and the future FasTracks Gold Line transit station. Currently, the infrastructure is due for reconstruction providing an opportunity to rebuild the roadway, sidewalks, and bike lane using proper standards. To ease traffic congestion and create an inviting atmosphere for travelers, the City is enhancing pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to promote walking, biking, and transit access for local trips.
Congestion Relief: enhancing bikeways and sidewalks allow safe travel for non-motorized trips to local destinations, therefore reducing congestion on roadways.
Connectivity: improving bike lanes and sidewalks allow the traveling public to easily link with the Ralston Creek regional trail and access FasTracks' Gold Line transit system.
Environment: multi-modal transportation corridors promote transportation alternatives that reduce traffic congestion, energy consumption, and greenhouse gases.
In August 2011, City Council awarded a contract to Concrete Express, Inc., (CEI) for the construction of the Olde Wadsworth Boulevard Bike/Ped Improvements (a.k.a Olde Wadsworth Reconstruction) project, from Ralston Road to W. 64th Avenue.
Construction of this project began on September 19, 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2012.
For information on the latest phase of construction please click here or you can call CEI’s 24-hour project information line at 720-633-3916.
You may also contact:
Chris Proper City of Arvada Project Engineer Chrisfirstname.lastname@example.org 720-898-7640