CO 79 and Kiowa-Bennett Corridor Planning & Environmental Linkage Study

In November 2013, the Town of Bennett—in partnership with Adams and Arapahoe counties and CDOT—completed a detailed transportation study of the Colorado Highway 79 and the Kiowa-Bennett Road corridors around the Bennett area, north and south of I-70. The 15-month study provided a plan to improve regional connectivity, reduce conflict and delay at the CO 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, the team presented the recommended alternative of the East Railroad Crossing with Full Kiowa-Bennett Road Diamond Interchange.