W 56th Ave Extension Project

POSTED 8/13/2009

Project Overview:

This project improves the Olde Town Arvada park-and-ride (pnR) facility in preparation for the RTD Gold Line commuter rail project. By extending W 56th Ave between Wadsworth Bypass and Vance Street, pnR traffic will have direct access to the Gold Line platform. The flexible design will allow future conversion of the pnR into a streetscape with retail and mixed use buildings.

Why is the City extending W 56th Ave?

The City of Arvada is committed to completing the city transportation network for all modes of traffic. W 56th Ave terminates on the east side of Wadsworth Bypass and limits neighborhood connectivity to Olde Town Arvada. The City is extending the local roadway to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular access to the pnR station to promote transit accessibility.

Project Benefits:

Congestion Relief: developing convenient and accessible transit allows the public to walk, bike, and bus to destinations and therefore reduce congestion on regional highways.

Connectivity: extending W 56th Ave enhances network connectivity to provide safe and efficient travel through Olde Town Arvada.

Environment: bus and light rail transportation solutions promote commute alternatives that reduce roadway traffic congestion, energy consumption, and greenhouse gases.

Project Status:

The project is currently in the Design Phase and will be completed and advertised for bid by the Engineering Division of Public Works. For more information about the project, please contact:

Patricia Lorence
City Traffic Engineer
plorence@arvada.org
720-898-7740