SH 79 and Kiowa-Bennett Corridor Planning and Environmental Linkage Study

The Town of Bennett, in partnership with Adams and Arapahoe Counties and the Colorado Department of Transportation, completed a detailed transportation study of the State Highway (SH) 79 and Kiowa-Bennett Road corridors around the Bennett area, north and south of I-70 in November 2013. The 15-month study provided a plan to improve regional connectivity, reduce conflict and delay at the SH 79 at-grade crossing of Union Pacific Railroad, and address safety concerns along the major corridors within the study area for existing and future conditions.

The project team received feedback at two public meetings and during close coordination with stakeholders and local agency representatives. This input was used to develop and analyze alternatives. Following three levels of screening, a Recommended Alternative was identified: East Railroad Crossing with Full Kiowa-Bennett Road Diamond Interchange. Additional study information can be found in the following two final reports:

Project Contact

Dave Ruble, Jr.
Town of Bennett Project Manager
355 Fourth Street
Bennett, CO 80102
[email protected]

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