Study Schedule

Study Schedule


Existing Conditions Report

The Existing Conditions Report presents the corridor across the following contexts:

  1. Planning: Summary of existing local stakeholder plans along the Study corridor. Data collection will provide land use considerations to consider during future prioritization of projects.
  2. Environmental Resources: Data collection of environmental resources and concerns along the Study corridor including floodplains and floodways, wetlands and other waters of the U.S., threatened & endangered species, hazardous materials, visual resources, etc. to establish knowledge of current environmental conditions.
  3. Transportation: Consolidation of data derived from accident records and information on the roadway including: street geometry, lighting, traffic signals, pedestrian and bike facilities, etc. All of this data will provide a full understanding of the state of the Study corridor and how the roadway is being used. In addition, future conditions of traffic will be modeled to anticipate potential traffic conditions with and without transportation improvement projects.

Purpose & Need

A statement of purpose and need will be utilized to identify the goals for the corridor based on the data collected in the existing conditions report, as well as input provided during stakeholder engagement.

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Alternatives Development

Alternative transportation improvement projects will be developed to meet the objectives of the corridor vision. Each of the alternatives will be evaluated against criteria developed that incorporate objectives of the corridor goals and vision. The Final Alternatives Report will include the most reasonable alternatives based on consideration of operational effectiveness, land use consequences, economic feasibility, and environmental impacts.

Access Control Plan

This phase of the project will document access points along the Study Corridor to preserve CDOT Right-of-Way (ROW) when improvement projects are executed along the SH 52 corridor. Creation of the Access Control Plan will ensure that future development will adhere to the corridor vision and goals established during the PEL.

Planning Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study Report

This will be the final deliverable including a technical summary of engineering and environmental considerations for the identified transportation project alternatives, as well as final versions of all above reports. The report will include a completed FHWA PEL questionnaire so that the information within the report can be used for a future federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) permitting.

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