Wadsworth Boulevard Widening
In February 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve Wadsworth Boulevard capacity between Highland Drive and 10th Avenue. SEMA Construction was selected as the contractor for this phase of the project. Work is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Most work will be completed during daylight hours Monday through Friday, but there could be some construction activities during overnight hours or on the weekend if needed.
Work on the first stretch of roadway to improve Wadsworth Boulevard capacity between 10th Avenue and Colfax was completed in the summer of 2015. Structures Inc. was selected as the contractor for this $10 million project. Improvements included providing three thru lanes on Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood, a center median for safer operations, a new concrete box culvert to improve drainage in the area, and a 10-foot wide multi-use path on both sides of the roadway. This is the first phase of construction from the US 6 and Wadsworth Interchange Study. The City of Lakewood is contributing significantly to the project costs. Multi-modal access to the new RTD light rail station will also be provided.
Further construction in the area laid out in the US 6 and Wadsworth Interchange Study is awaiting funding.