Colorado Highway 7 Corridor Project – February 2021 Update

Colorado State Highway 7 Corridor Project MapThe Colorado State Highway (CO) 7 Corridor Development Plan was recently approved by the CO 7 Coalition.

CO 7 between Brighton and Boulder is a major east-west regional arterial corridor that connects residents to jobs, activity centers and to the regional transportation system.

The CO 7 corridor project will address a multitude of regional goals and desired outcomes.

The CO 7 corridor project envisions Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) improvements supported by multimodal infrastructure and transit-supportive land development at planned station areas.

The CO 7 Corridor Development Plan will do the following:

  • Establish the goals for the project
  • Identify the changed conditions along the corridor
  • Define the environmental analysis approach
  • Identify the technical methodologies
  • Prioritize the elements of the project
  • Define the budget, schedule and resource plans for delivery
  • Document the plan in a final report

Products of the Corridor Development Plan include:

  • Program of project element (scope, budget, schedule and resources plan)
  • Implementation plan for full corridor multimodal deployment
  • Communications plan for project delivery
  • Funding opportunities for full corridor improvement

The CO 7 Coalition provides a forum to coordinate and advocate for the planning and implementation of multimodal transportation improvements and transit-supportive development in the CO 7 Corridor between Brighton and Boulder. It consists of representatives from the City of Boulder, City of Brighton, City of Lafayette, the City of Thornton, the Town of Erie, Boulder and Adams Counties, the City and County of Broomfield, Commuting Solutions, the Northwest Chamber Alliance, Smart Commute Metro North, Adams County Regional Economic Partnership, the University of Colorado-Boulder, RTD, CDOT, DRCOG, FHWA and FTA.

The full Corridor Development Plan can be read online.