Advancing Lincoln Avenue

Photo: Kurt Kolleth, September 2019

Photo: Kurt Kolleth, September 2019

Photo: Kurt Kolleth, September 2019

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The City of Lone Tree, in partnership with Douglas County and other local agencies, is developing a long-term vision to address safety and mobility needs for Lincoln Avenue from Park Meadows Drive to Oswego Street, including the I-25 interchange. To ultimately construct improvements for this corridor, the local agencies will conduct a robust public outreach process to gather community and stakeholder input to understand existing conditions, future development and multimodal transportation needs in the corridor. The project team will perform a detailed alternatives screening analysis that includes:

  • Collecting extensive traffic data
  • Modeling existing traffic conditions
  • Modeling future operations of project alternatives

 

The recommended alternative will then undergo the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and preliminary design will begin. These tasks are collectively referred to as the “project.”

Advancing Lincoln Avenue

The Advancing Lincoln Avenue Project is a priority transportation initiative for Douglas County and the City of Lone Tree. Lincoln Avenue is a vital regional arterial in Douglas County. This stretch of Lincoln Avenue is the gateway to Lone Tree’s City Center and the heart of the City’s most significant existing and planned developments, providing access to:

  • Health facilities
  • Shopping
  • Residences
  • Business centers
  • Regional road, transit and trail systems

Providing safe and reliable travel options for all who use the Lincoln Avenue corridor is vital to the community’s success.

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Advancing Lincoln Avenue

The Advancing Lincoln Avenue Project is a priority transportation initiative for Douglas County and the City of Lone Tree.  Lincoln Avenue is a vital regional arterial in Douglas County. This stretch of Lincoln Avenue is the gateway to Lone Tree’s City Center and the heart of the City’s most significant existing and planned developments; health facilities; shopping; residential areas; businesses centers; and regional road, transit, and trail systems. Providing safe and reliable travel options for those that work in, live in, and commute through the area is vital to the community’s success.

The project focuses on Lincoln Avenue between Park Meadows Drive and Oswego Street, including the I-25 and Lincoln Avenue interchange. It will:

  • Improve safety at one of the highest crash locations (the I-25 interchange)
  • Reduce traffic congestion and queuing
  • Improve traffic operations and travel time reliability
  • Enhance multimodal connectivity and safety for local and regional travel

Advancing Lincoln Avenue

The Advancing Lincoln Avenue Project is a priority transportation initiative for Douglas County and the City of Lone Tree.  Lincoln Avenue is a vital regional arterial in Douglas County. This stretch of Lincoln Avenue is the gateway to Lone Tree’s City Center and the heart of the City’s most significant existing and planned developments; health facilities; shopping; residential areas; businesses centers; and regional road, transit, and trail systems. Providing safe and reliable travel options for those that work in, live in, and commute through the area is vital to the community’s success.

The project focuses on Lincoln Avenue between Park Meadows Drive and Oswego Street, including the I-25 and Lincoln Avenue interchange. It will:

  • Improve safety at one of the highest crash locations (the I-25 interchange)
  • Reduce traffic congestion and queuing
  • Improve traffic operations and travel time reliability
  • Enhance multimodal connectivity and safety for local and regional travel
Project Basics
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Project Basics

The Lincoln Avenue corridor and I-25 interchange have had some short-term improvements, but we are out of easy fixes.

We will develop a long-term solution for the corridor and interchange that can be constructed in the next 5 to 7 years, pending funding.

Safety and congestion issues will worsen as the area and region grow.

Community input will be critical to understanding transportation problems and developing the best solutions.

The current effort will advance the project through environmental clearance and preliminary engineering processes.

This initial effort is expected to take 30 months to complete.

Schedule

Summer 2021 - Spring 2022

Project initiation and scoping, data collection (traffic, environmental, survey), public meeting #1 (November 9)

Result – project Purpose and Need, alternatives evaluation criteria

Spring 2022 - Fall 2022

Alternatives screening, traffic modeling and analysis, continued stakeholder and public involvement

Result - recommended alternative

Winter 2022 - Fall 2023

Execution of NEPA process, evaluation of recommended alternative for impacts and mitigation, continued stakeholder and public involvement

Result – NEPA Decision Document

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Preliminary design of improvements, utilities investigations, right-of-way investigations, CDOT and FHWA approvals

Result – 30% level design of improvements

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Connect with Us

Your input makes a difference and the project team is excited to hear from you! Stay informed and provide comments throughout the project. See email and phone contact information below and look forward to an interactive map coming soon.

(720) 509-1020