Vasquez Blvd: I-270 to 64th Avenue improvements planned

News Release

November 9, 2023 - Denver/Central Colorado - Public invited to review Environmental Assessment and attend public open house on Nov. 15

Adams County — The Colorado Department of Transportation in conjunction with Commerce City will hold an open house to share proposed improvements to Vasquez Boulevard from Interstate 270 to 64th Avenue during the following time and location:

  • 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
  • Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive, Commerce City

The public is invited to learn about the project, share comments and ask questions. Informational displays will be set up and the project team will be on hand to explain the proposed improvements and answer questions.

The meeting will highlight the Environmental Assessment (EA) document for this project. CDOT released the EA for public review Nov. 9, 2023. This report analyzes the benefits and impacts of proposed transportation improvements, including improving operations, safety and pedestrian connections within the project area. The EA is posted here.

Public comments on the document are welcome through December 15, 2023. You can submit comments by going here.

Vasquez Boulevard between I-270 and 64th Avenue needs improvements to traffic operations and safety. Pedestrian connections in the area are lacking. The existing transportation facilities no longer accommodate existing or future travel demands.

CDOT, in close coordination with Commerce City, completed an alternatives development and evaluation process in 2021 that resulted in identification of the recommended improvements to operations, safety and pedestrian connections in the project area. Proposed changes include improvements at the 60th and 62nd Avenue intersections, building two new local roads west of Vasquez Boulevard, sidewalk and pedestrian crossing upgrades, and water quality features.

Potential benefits and impacts to environmental and community resources were thoroughly evaluated through an EA as part of the National Environmental Policy Act process. Coordination has been occurring with potentially impacted property owners and other stakeholders to gather feedback related to refinements to minimize impacts as design progresses.

The open house will share information and gather public feedback regarding the planned improvements. No formal presentation is planned. Light dinner, onsite childcare, and American Sign Language and Spanish interpretation will be provided at the open house.

Comments can be submitted any time during the public review period. To learn more about the proposed project, view the EA, or to submit comments through the web page: visit Comments can also be submitted through email to [email protected] or mailed to CDOT, Attn: Matthew Fink, 4670 Holly Street, Denver, CO 80216.

The project is being designed and constructed in phases, with construction expected to occur from late 2024 through 2026.