US 6 Palisade Intersection Improvements | Design Phase

About the Project

The US 6 Palisade Intersections Study is complete. Based on feedback from the community and the Town of Palisade, funding considerations and additional data points conducted by the project team, CDOT is moving towards a preliminary design of one roundabout at the US Highway 6 and Elberta Avenue Intersection to improve operations, safety and pedestrian/bicycle mobility in the Town of Palisade. 

Several challenges along the corridor were identified and taken into consideration as part of the recommended options that were introduced, they are:

  • Continuity with the Town of Palisade’s sidewalk improvement project
  • Drivers going the wrong way on 37 1/10 Road in order to access the south frontage road
  • The offset intersection configuration at Elberta Avenue and Iowa Avenue
  • Safety and operational concerns with the existing configuration of US 6 and the frontage road intersections at 37 1/10 Road, Elberta Avenue, and Iowa Avenue due to their close proximity to each other
  • Lack of multimodal connections

CDOT is also working with the town on an access control plan for this stretch of highway. Access control plans are developed in order to consolidate the number of direct access points to major roadways. The idea behind them is to improve both pedestrian and motorist safety. 

Project Schedule

  • Winter 2022 - Study completed
  • Spring 2023 - Project kickoff
  • Summer 2023 - Access control plan open house
  • Spring 2024 - 30% design anticipated completion, first public meeting
  • Spring 2024 - Second Public Meeting
  • Spring 2025 - 90% design anticipated completion
  • Spring 2024 - Third public meeting
  • Fall 2025 - Construction anticipated start

Community Outreach

Future community outreach events will be planned for winter 2023-24 and fall 2024 to present the preliminary design. If you have questions or would like additional information about the project that you don’t see here on the website, please feel free to connect to the team.

Thank you for attending the in person Access Control Plan Open House on June 13th, 2023. If you were unable to attend we'd still like to hear from you. Please use the hotline number or project email with comments or concerns.

Access Control Plan