Study Overview

The Town of Silt, Region 3 of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Garfield County have identified a need to improve future traffic operations on US 6 between Ukele Lane and the bridge over I-70 east of Mid Valley Lane and the River Frontage Road between its western termini and the bridge over I-70 east of Mid Valley Lane by developing an access control plan (ACP).

The purpose of the ACP is to determine what intersections and driveways (access points) will be allowed within the study area now and in the future, where they will be located, and what kinds of traffic movements will be allowed at each one. The ACP will include data collection and analysis, as well as public involvement and outreach to ensure the ACP reflects the needs of commuters, residents, businesses, and pedestrians.

Once the ACP is complete it will be presented to area agencies. If they find the plan satisfactory they will sign an Intergovernmental Agreement and adopt the plan.

The US 6/River Frontage Road ACP represents a long-range plan. Currently there are no planned state or federal projects or identified funding for improvements to US 6 or the River Frontage Road that would change access. Implementation of the US 6/River Frontage Road ACP will occur over time based on traffic and safety needs, available funding, and redevelopment.

Study Partners

The study is being conducted by the Town of Silt, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Garfield County. Click here for contact information on the study participants.

Study Area

Study AreaThe study area for the ACP is from Ukele Lane to the bridge over I-70 east of Mid Valley Lane on US 6 and from its western termini of the River Frontage Road to the bridge over I-70 east of Mid Valley Lane. View a map of the study area.


Project Timeline Update August 2009The study began in April 2009 and will be completed in December 2009. Click here for a study timeline.




For more information, please contact:

Alisa Babler, P.E.
Permit Engineer
Colorado Department of Transportation, Region 3
222 South 6th Street, Room 100
Grand Junction, CO 81501
mailto:[email protected]
David Sprague, P.E., PTOE
Consultant Project Manager
4601 DTC Boulevard, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80237
mailto:[email protected]