CO Highway 119 Corridor Project August 2021 Update: Bikeway, 28th Street Improvements

28th Street Improvements Project

The City of Boulder will host two virtual meetings this month to provide updates on the project design objectives and intended benefits, integration with the CO 119 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and implementation timeline.

28th Street is a state highway and a gateway to Boulder for employees, visitors, students and residents. Corridor planning began in the early 2000s with a Complete Streets design which has since evolved to sync with other regional projects and the community’s current and future transportation needs.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is resurfacing portions of 28th Street/US 36 through September.

Once the 28th Street Improvements Project is completed, from iris to Canyon, 28th Street from Baseline Road to Iris Avenue will be transformed into a multimodal corridor with a consistent design that delivers transportation, safety, aesthetic and economic enhancements.

The City’s meetings will be held on Aug. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. virtually. There will be an opportunity for those who attend to ask questions following the presentation.

For more information, and to register for the meetings, visit the City of Boulder’s project website.

CO 119 Bikeway Project

Boulder County will host a virtual meeting with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to provide a presentation on the CO 119 Bikeway Project on Aug. 30.

The CO 119 Bikeway Project is a planned off-street, multi-use paved path along CO 119 between Boulder and Longmont.

The CO 119 Bikeway will provide a year-round, safe, direct, accessible and comfortable bike facility with seamless connections to transit, neighborhoods, businesses and local walking and bicycling paths.

The vision for the bikeway was first created in the Northwest Area Mobility Study and later studied in the 2019 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL).

During the meeting, CDOT will provide an overview of other projects along the corridor and Boulder County’s Community Planning & Permitting Department will discuss the conceptual design of the bikeway and potential connections at the north and south ends of the projects. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the design concepts.

The meeting will be recorded for those who may not be able to attend.

For more information, and to register for the meeting, visit Boulder County’s project website.

Alternatives Analysis

Traffic modeling and work done through the Traffic Alternative Analysis Study is ongoing.

The Alternatives Analysis looks at proposed alternatives for the CO 119 Express Lanes and will select a preferred alternative to perform a future year traffic and toll revenue analysis.

In July, Colorado Department of Transportation received initial results from the transit slip lane and third general purpose lane modeling and discussed it with the CO 119 project teams. Traffic modeling for the three express lanes alternatives will be reviewed by the by mid-month.

The final report for the CO 119 Alternatives Analysis Study, including traffic and safety analysis recommendations, as well as life cycles for each alternative, is expected by mid-October.