South Broadway to be reconstructed and widened to accommodate eight travel lanes, turn lanes, landscaped raised medians and widened sidewalks, which will serve both pedestrians and bicyclists. Click here
to view South Broadway Typical Section Concept) Initially, in an effort to make the corridor more pedestrian/bicycle friendly, the outside lane in each direction will be utilized for vehicular parking. It will remain this way until it is determined that the lanes are needed to mitigate negative impacts by vehicular traffic.
Ramps to be reconfigured to improve traffic operations, increase northbound I-25 on-ramp radius and realign northbound off-ramp. (Click here
to view loop ramp open space concept) (Click here
to view loop ramp open space typical section)
I-25 on-ramp to be replaced with a new ramp “the wedge ramp”, which will improve traffic operations along Broadway. The alignment of this ramp will be different from what is there today. The new alignment will begin at a point along south bound Broadway, just north of I-25. It will continue under the I-25 Viaduct, where it will change direction and head east over Broadway and connect to southbound I-25 where it does today.
To be reconstructed and widened from Logan Street to the Consolidated Main Line Railway to accommodate turn lanes, raised medians, parking and widened sidewalks Click here
to view Mississippi Avenue Typical Section Concept)
To be reconstructed and widened from Lincoln to Broadway, to accommodate turn lanes, parking on the south side of the street and widened sidewalks.
Exposition Avenue Extension:
To be constructed west of Broadway to replace the existing Ohio Avenue access into the RTD I-25 & Broadway Station.
Ohio Avenue at the I-25 Ramp Terminals:
To be reconfigured from South Broadway to the northbound I-25 off-ramp; the reconfiguration will help prevent cut-through traffic in the adjacent residential neighborhood.
Pedestrian and Bike Mobility:A priority of the project is pedestrian and bicycle mobility—the ease and comfort by which people can navigate the area on foot and by bike. The project area is at the nexus of many neighborhoods, roads and transit modes. It is surrounded by established neighborhoods and future planned developments that will bring additional residents, visitors, destinations and vehicles to the area. The project team has focused on establishing safe and comfortable places and passages for pedestrians and bicycles traveling through the area, whether connecting to transit, home, work, restaurants, retail, parks or trails. Sidewalks will be continuous and widened to 8 feet or 10 feet; street tree canopies will mature to provide shade and to lend identity to this section of South Broadway; street and pedestrian lighting will appropriately illuminate the corridor; and traffic signalization and street crossings will be coordinated for pedestrian safety. The designated bike route along Logan will be directly connected to a new multi-use trail along the north side of Mississippi and lead west to an access ramp to the South Platte River trail. In areas where there is more generous space beyond the sidewalks, such as under the I-25 viaduct west of Broadway within the wedge ramp and within the loop-shaped I-25 on-ramp serving northbound I-25—the design team has applied a placemaking sensibility to create layered landscapes that establish a human scale and are visually pleasing. Click here
to view Multi-Use Paths map