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Posted on: April 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Help shape the future of Arapahoe Road/State Hwy 7

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Boulder County Transportation is seeking to present information and receive feedback on recent studies


Boulder County Transportation will host a public meeting to present information and collect feedback on recent studies that will help shape the future of travel on Arapahoe Road/State Highway (SH) 7.

 What: Public Meeting
 When: Wednesday, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
 Where: YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette

A presentation of study findings will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session.

  • Learn more about a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study that was commissioned to:
  • Determine the feasibility of BRT on the SH 7 corridor between Brighton and Boulder County
  • Identify a range of plausible transit operations scenarios
  • Develop land use recommendations around station areas
  • Gain an understanding of potential economic impacts around station areas

Learn more about and provide feedback on a Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study that examined SH 7 between 75th Street and U.S. Hwy 287 in order to identify future transportation improvements designed to:

  • Enhance safety for all users
  • Meet growing demand for mobility within and through the corridor for all modes of transportation
  • Respect local values by preserving the rural, natural, and historic characteristics of the area
  • Ensure the route remains a viable transportation corridor that anticipates regional population and employment growth.

Both studies are available by visiting and clicking on the “Arapahoe Road/SH 7 Mobility Improvement Studies” link. Those who cannot attend the meeting can learn more and use an online comment form to provide comments.

The studies are a continuation of work started by CDOT and RTD, also available on the website, to identify necessary traffic/travel improvements between Boulder and Brighton. The county conducted its own study on the specific stretch of Arapahoe Road between 75th Street and U.S. Hwy 287 to provide a closer examination of a major portion of the road that lies within unincorporated Boulder County and to develop a cohesive operations plan for the corridor.

“With the completion of the BRT and PEL studies, we have a much clearer picture of current conditions on Arapahoe Road and the possibilities for improving transportation for the growing number of people who use this important east/west corridor every day,” said Transportation Director George Gerstle. “This meeting is a great opportunity for the public to let us know if we’re on the right track or if there are things we’re missing, so that the work leads to the best possible outcomes for everyone.”

For more information, visit the project website, or contact Marc Ambrosi, at or 720-564-2751.

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