Denver suburb to launch $20 million safety improvement project

September 28, 2023

A two-phase project to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along a section of West Colfax Avenue in the city of Lakewood is moving to the construction phase.

The $20 million project will be divided into two phases. Phase 1 will include the construction of a continuous center median, additional roadway lighting and Z-crossings for pedestrians. Other components of the project will include utility design and coordination, landscaping and installation of an irrigation system.

Phase 2 will prioritize curbside improvements, including continuous sidewalks and repurposed traffic lanes for pedestrian use. New bus lane pullouts will also be built alongside new traffic signals and pedestrian hybrid beacons at Z-crossings. Other curbside pedestrian improvements include enhanced lighting and a pedestrian detection system. Additionally, the project will incorporate stormwater system improvements, landscaping, placemaking elements and public art.

The project is currently in the design phase. Phase 1 is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2024, with Phase 2 beginning in late 2024.

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