72nd Avenue Corridor Study


Announcements and Updates

The City of Westminster has been selected to receive a $190,417 grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments, supported by a City local match of $39,583, to be used for consultant services to assist the City in completing a study and plan for the 72nd Avenue corridor. The study is anticipated to begin in mid-2022.


This website will be updated throughout the study process. Watch for announcements and more details in mid-2022 as the project team prepares to kick-off the study.

72nd Avenue Study Background and Overview

The West 72nd Avenue corridor is an important east-west multimodal arterial spanning 3 miles between Zuni Street and Pierce Street in Westminster, and continuing into adjacent jurisdictions. The corridor serves as a key connection to schools, businesses, neighborhoods, services, parks, open spaces and trails, the Westminster Station (served by the RTD B-Line), and other key destinations. The corridor intersects major north-south corridors including Sheridan Boulevard and Federal Boulevard, and spans across historic areas and some of the most diverse areas of the city. Over 23,000 vehicles travel along this corridor daily (2017 estimate) and over 15 serious injuries/fatal crashes have been reported along the corridor (2013-2017 crash data).


On-going community feedback, in addition to a number of recent planning efforts including the Harris Park Community Vision Plan, the Westminster Transportation & Mobility Plan, and the Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study have highlighted the importance to improve the 72nd Avenue corridor’s safety, connectivity, vitality, and accessibility. The City, in coordination with partners and stakeholders, has identified the importance and necessity to complete a corridor study of 72nd Avenue, building on the current and past area planning efforts, to create a corridor vision and identify improvements and key next steps to address the corridor’s challenges and opportunities.


The study will evaluate the existing conditions of 72nd Avenue (Zuni Street to Pierce Street), establish a vision for the corridor, and evaluate and identify multimodal transportation improvements. The study will also identify the key next steps and resources that are needed to implement the study’s recommendations. Analysis as well as input gathered from the community and stakeholders throughout the study will inform the study and development of the corridor recommendations. More information, announcements, and documents developed throughout the study will be posted on this website as the study progresses.