SH 119 Diagonal Highway Corridor Project – March 2021 Updates

First and Final Mile Study:

Commuting Solutions is currently working with its consultants, Fehr & Peers, to put the finishing touches on a First and Final Mile Study recommendations draft, which will be available to the public next month.

The First and Final Mile Study will provide phased recommendations for safe and comfortable multimodal connections to existing and future transit stops and stations, as well as to a more direct bikeway along SH 119 between Boulder and Longmont.

The recommendations from the study will consider how the station areas vary across the corridor, by land use, transit user and trip types and the surrounding street network.

Recommendations will include:

  • Low-stress bicycle and pedestrian connections
  • Way-finding signage
  • Shared parking – in Gunbarrel only
  • Microtransit – in Gunbarrel only
  • Transportation Demand Management
  • New programs

A survey link will be created where participants can read through the recommendations and provide comments and feedback.

28th Street Improvement Project:

28th Street BAT Rendering ProjectThe Boulder 28th Street Improvement Project will take place from Canyon Boulevard to Iris Avenue. Currently, city staff will be briefing the Transportation Advisory Board on the status of this project’s design during a meeting on April 5.

Project construction is anticipated to begin in early 2022.

The 28th Street project will include adding a bus/bike/right-turn-only lane, completing gaps in the existing multi-use path, installing landscape buffers, improvements to pedestrian facilities, planting trees throughout the site, replacing traffic signals and storm drainage updates.

The virtual meeting can be attended by attending online.

SH 119 Safety and Mobility Improvements:

CDOT in collaboration with RTD and corridor stakeholders, recently initiated the SH 119 Safety and Mobility Improvement Project to evaluate safety and mobility improvements, highway capacity management strategies including intersection improvements, possible managed lanes, as well as multimodal improvements including, but not limited to, regional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and commuter bikeway integration with the SH 119 corridor.

CDOT has recently selected Commuting Solutions member Muller Engineering as the consultant to advance this project.

Highway improvement recommendations will derive from the Traffic Alternatives Study currently under evaluation by HPTE.

Transit facility improvements will advance in partnership with RTD. Early actions for this project include survey work in the corridor and environmental data collection.

The SH 119 and SH 52 intersection recommendations are anticipated by May.

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SH 119 Membership Meeting:

Commuting Solutions held its first SH 119 Membership Meeting of 2021 on March 9. More than 100 people registered for the event and gathered over Zoom to hear some updates regarding the SH 119 project, information from RTD and CDOT, as well as information about the Employee Trip Reduction Program.

To watch the meeting, visit our YouTube page.