Improve Wadsworth

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In 2016, Wheat Ridge voters supported a temporary sales and use tax increase to complete four projects. One of those projects is to improve Wadsworth Boulevard to relieve traffic congestion, improve business access, and provide better options for pedestrians and cyclists. Last improved in 1950, this project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs at 38th and 44th Avenues, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, and a continuous sidewalk on the west and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail. View the design for the area near the 44th Avenue intersection. View the bigger picture final overview.

In 2016, Wheat Ridge voters supported a temporary sales and use tax increase to complete four projects. One of those projects is to improve Wadsworth Boulevard to relieve traffic congestion, improve business access, and provide better options for pedestrians and cyclists. Last improved in 1950, this project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs at 38th and 44th Avenues, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, and a continuous sidewalk on the west and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail. View the design for the area near the 44th Avenue intersection. View the bigger picture final overview.

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    When waiting in the CFI lane to turn left, will there be a left turn arrow to give right of way to turn in front of right turning vehicles in oncoming traffic?

    Ulani asked 4 months ago

    Good question and will try to clarify for you. While cars traveling south and north are stopped at the 38th intersection, cars wanting to turn left or west have been held at the traffic light at 35th Place. Once traffic stopped, they begin to move across the south and northbound lanes and into the turn lanes. Now once east and westbound traffic is stopped, cars turning onto 38th can move safely through those intersections. Vehicles turning right will have their own dedicated lane. Using the CFI there are fewer points of conflict than traditional intersections where there are T-bone crashes often resulting in serious injury or fatalities. You can also see how this works in the video we included with the question about whether CFIs are easy to use.







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    This is not really my question but I have heard concerns from community members regarding snow removal inside the CFI lane. Is this a valid concern? Have problems been identified?

    Sunny Garcia asked 5 months ago

    Thank you so much for this question! Snow removal in CFI lanes does not pose any greater concern than traditional intersections. As with all state highways, the City and CDOT will work collaboratively to ensure the improved Wadsworth Boulevard, including CFI lanes, is plowed during a snowstorm. While a final determination has not yet been made, it is quite likely that City staff will take responsibility for plowing the CFI lanes on Wadsworth Boulevard. Thanks again.