Boulder County Applies for RAISE Grant for $25M Improvements Along the ‘Diagonal’

On behalf of the corridor partners, Boulder County is applying for a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant to add the elements below to the current project. This highly competitive federal grant program is designed to help communities large and small modernize their infrastructure. Boulder County is requesting $25M to help construct the following improvements along the Diagonal corridor:

Jay RoadIntersection Improvements Queue Bypass Lanes Bikeway Underpass
Jay Road to 63rd StreetBikeway Segment
63rd StreetBikeway Underpass
CO 52Bikeway Underpass
Niwot RoadBikeway Underpass
Hover StreetIntersection Improvements
Co 119 Bikeway Concept Rendering with bikeway in median between highway directions

Benefits to Funding Application:

  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) improvements between Jay Road and Hover Street will complete the BRT network along the Diagonal. 
  • Constructing underpasses for the Commuter Bikeway Project while the Safety and Mobility Project is implementing intersection improvements is more efficient and cost effective than going back later to construct them when funding is secured for the Commuter Bikeway. 
  • Hover Street intersection improvements completes the operational efficiency and safety recommendations from the Traffic Alternatives Analysis Study.
  • The scope of work intended for this grant fully supports the multi-modal corridor vision of the Planning and Environmental Linkage Study.   

Thank you to everyone that submitted a letter of support on behalf of this grant request. Your advocacy boosts the competitiveness of our application. The US Department of Transportation will announce the grant awardees by mid-August, and we’ll provide an update at that time.

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