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WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!

Your feedback will help ensure the communities’ needs and goals for Federal Boulevard meet the intent of the project.

Adams County, the City of Federal Heights and the City of Westminster are currently collaborating on the Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study. The goal of the project is to develop recommendations for safety, mobility and accessibility in order to create a community-serving boulevard. In order to begin identifying recommendations, our team needs the public’s feedback on where along Federal Boulevard, between 52nd Avenue and 120th Avenue, community members experience transportation and mobility concerns and what ideas you have to make it better.

To provide feedback, you can call our project hotline at (303) 706-3114 to provide comments or ask questions or email fedblvdstudy@cityofwestminster.us to connect with our team.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Adams County, the City of Federal Heights and the City of Westminster are currently collaborating on the Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study. The goal of the project is to develop recommendations for safety, mobility and accessibility in order to create a community-serving boulevard.

This project is a partnership of your local governments to address the challenges of safety for all users, the volume and speed of vehicular traffic, inconsistent pedestrian and bike facilities, limited connectivity to trails and first and final mile destinations, and need for improved transit service and amenities.

The process is engaging 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. 

LATEST DOCUMENTS AND MEETING MATERIALS

Needs & Conditions Report (December 2020)

  • The team completed the evaluation of the existing needs and conditions along the corridor in December 2020. You may view the findings in the report linked above.

Stakeholder Working Group Meetings

As part of the outreach for the project, the team is engaging a stakeholder working group to provide technical and community feedback, set goals, and help inform the project. The presentations shared in the meetings are available below.

THE PROJECT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN TWO PHASES

The Federal Boulevard Multimodal Study will be completed in two phases over the course of two years. The study area is an eight mile corridor within the three jurisdictions from 52nd Avenue to 120th Avenue. The streets, trails and transit systems connect to the corridor will be integral considerations in understanding how people travel.

Phase 1 identified the vision and context for the project. This focused on critical themes such as creating a sense of place, connectivity, safety and economic vitality. The critical element of this phase was to conduct initial stakeholder and public engagement, evaluate previous plans and studies related to the corridor, and produce the Needs and Conditions Report which is available above.

Phase 2 will develop, evaluate, and identify a recommended set of multimodal infrastructure improvements. Future funding to implement recommendations may come from local government partnerships, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), or others.

SCHEDULE

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HOW WE ARE ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

In an effort to reach community members as inclusively and effectively as possible, the team is working to engage the community in the project through a variety of ways. Some of the outreach includes: the development of an online public meeting, community questionnaires, local business outreach, reliance on designated community ambassadors, and much more. The team is engaging a stakeholder working group to provide technical and community feedback, set goals, and help inform the project.

 The results of this study will be incorporated into the City of Westminster's Transportation & Mobility Master Plan and Adams County Transportation Plan, currently under development, as well as provided on the City of Federal Heights website.

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