Projects

Purpose & Goals

The purpose of transportation improvements in the vicinity of I-270 and Vasquez Boulevard is to improve operations, mobility, and safety for vehicles and freight at the I-270/Vasquez Boulevard interchange.

Project purpose and goals describe the expected elements of a successful solution and are used to guide the development and evaluation of alternatives. As stated in the PEL Study:

The purpose of transportation improvements in the vicinity of I-270 and Vasquez Boulevard is to improve operations, mobility, and safety for vehicles and freight at the I-270/Vasquez Boulevard interchange; improve its connection to the Vasquez Boulevard/56th Avenue and Vasquez Boulevard/60th Avenue intersections, on Vasquez Boulevard and the surrounding local road system; and improve transportation connectivity for all modes.

The goals of the transportation improvements are to:                 

  • Improve transportation operations and reliability.
  • Improve safety for all transportation modes.
  • Balance access between the transportation network and adjacent land uses.
  • Effectively connect current and future modes and networks, including roads, bicycles, pedestrians, and transit.
  • Improve the ability of freight and goods to efficiently travel through and within the area.
  • Minimize and mitigate impacts to the built environment consistent with local master plans.
  • Avoid and minimize impacts to the natural environment.

Transitioning from the broader PEL study to this project, the project purpose focuses on intersections along Vasquez Boulevard north of I-270 and all of these goals are appropriate and relevant for the current Vasquez Boulevard I-270 to 64th Avenue NEPA and Design project.


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