In the November 6, 2018 election, Arvada residents approved Ballot Issue 3F for a bond issue to fund improvements to Ralston Road and W. 72nd Ave. 72nd Ave. is an arterial parkway and a major east-west corridor for Arvada’s transportation network, serving 21,000 vehicle trips each day. It provides connectivity to major north-south corridors including three State Highways (SH-95/Sheridan Blvd., SH-121/Wadsworth Blvd., and SH-72/Indiana St). This regional corridor not only serves all of Arvada, it provides access to Westminster and Golden/Jefferson County. The Citizens’ Capital Improvement Plan Committee (CCIPC) twice ranked improvements to W. 72nd Ave. as a high priority. The improvements this project is intended to accomplish are:
Widen W. 72nd Ave. between Kipling and Simms Streets to match the road east of Kipling, eliminating the bottleneck. Create an underpass at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing near Oak St. to eliminate traffic backups. Add bike lanes and sidewalks for pedestrians. Upgrade signalized intersections with the latest traffic signal equipment and technology. Resolve significant drainage issues along W. 72nd Ave.
For more information related to the progress of this Bond Project and other City projects please to go to https://arvada.org/residents/public-improvement-projects/infrastructure-projects.