Did the Public Get To Weigh In on the Design?
Yes. Since 2014, members of the project team have conducted more than 30 public meetings plus "block by block" meetings with businesses to create the final design you see today. This has resulted in more than 300 comments that have been tracked and considered. The final design took into account the input of the public, businesses, neighbors, and Wheat Ridge voters who supported improvements to Wadsworth in the 2016 election. It balances that input with state and federal requirements, which apply to this state highway, in order to fully fund the project.