Vasquez Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study for the Vasquez/I-270 interchange, and for Vasquez Boulevard between 52nd Avenue on the south and 64th Avenue on the north. This study is a cooperative effort among CDOT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Commerce City, Adams County, and the City and County of Denver.

The Vasquez PEL study is evaluating the existing and future operating conditions, and defining short-term and long-term improvements for the area. Some of the short-term improvements might include new turn lanes, improved signal timing or making property access more effective.

The study is identifying improvements that consider long-term transportation needs, such as:

  • capacity;
  • safety;
  • access;
  • connectivity; and
  • transit, pedestrian, and bicycle needs.

Finalized recommendations for the study will be completed in September 2017; it is programmed to end in May 2018. The study will:

 Identify the purpose and need for improvements.

 Document existing conditions.

 Develop and evaluate alternatives.

 Recommend alternatives.

 Recommend an action plan in the corridor for short-term and long term improvements.

The project will involve community stakeholders through meetings and will provide information to the public on this website, and through emails, media releases, and mailings.

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