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Federal Boulevard Multimodal Study


Federal Boulevard is a critical gateway and thoroughfare for Adams County, the City of Westminster, and the City of Federal Heights as well as the north Denver region, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Federal Boulevard plays an important role in mobility and economic viability and provides a crucial link to jobs, housing, education and health care.

Westminster, Federal Heights and Adams County have agreed to collaborate and fund a multimodal study of Federal Boulevard to create a community-supported vision for safe and efficient travel to and through the project area. The study includes eight miles of Federal Boulevard from the Adams County/Denver City and County limits (West 52nd Avenue) to West 120th Avenue in Adams County/Westminster. 
The process will engage community members and stakeholders to develop recommendations to improve safety, functionality, and options to travel along and to Federal Boulevard. The study will identify opportunities that may include lighting, crosswalks, intersection and vehicle lane modifications, higher frequency bus service, transit amenities to provide protected waiting areas, and enhanced connections or wayfinding to trails and on-street bike lanes.
The role of Federal Boulevard as a 20-mile long roadway stretching from the City of Westminster to Littleton is evolving. In addition to regional population growth and employment growth, changing demographics are creating needs and demands for mobility and services. The corridor has a high rate of crashes, areas of vehicular congestion, missing sidewalks, and large gaps in traffic signal spacing. These numerous issues create challenges to cross the corridor safely. 
The study will be underway in the first quarter of 2020. 

For more information contact:

Debra Baskett, City of Westminster Senior Transportation and Mobility Planner
Chris Chovan, Adams County Senior Transportation and Mobility Planner
Tim Williams, Federal Heights Community Development Director