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. Ralston Road is an arterial roadway and a major east-west corridor for Arvada’s transportation network, serving 23,000 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/Ward Road) and Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates five bus lines using portions of Ralston Road. The improvements this project is intended to accomplish are:
Creation of 8-foot wide pedestrian path (similar to a trail), allowing cyclists access to parks and trails.
Widen the existing 9 foot vehicle travel lanes to 11 feet to help decrease sideswipe accidents.
Installation of gutter pans to provide an additional 1 feet of space for the accumulation of rain, snow, and debris outside of the travel lanes.
Widen the center two-way-left-turn lane to 12 feet to increase driver safety/comfort while stopped between passing vehicles.
Reconstruction of aging traffic signals with new technology to improve traffic progression.