Wadsworth Boulevard Improvements, 35th Avenue to I-70

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In 2016, Wheat Ridge voters supported the improvement of Wadsworth Boulevard to relieve traffic congestion, improve business access, and provide better options for pedestrians and cyclists. Last improved in 1950, this project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs at 38th and 44th Avenues, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, and a continuous sidewalk on the west and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail. With a total cost of approximately $60 million, this project will transform Wadsworth into a multimodal roadway that enhances traffic operations, improves access, and supports the vision of a livable, walkable mixed-use corridor.

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Project Update  (April/May 2022)

The Wadsworth Improvement Project began in mid-November and is designed to relieve traffic congestion, improve business access, and provide better options for pedestrians and cyclists.

Starting on or after April 27, all Wadsworth traffic between 39th Avenue and 48th Avenue will shift west while major construction activity is underway northbound. Crews will work several overnights to prepare Wadsworth for the new traffic pattern.

Left turns will be restricted in the work zone once the traffic shifts. Between 39th Avenue and I-70, left turns from Wadsworth will only be permitted at 44th Avenue. Most of these access changes are permanent. The final plan is available for review at https://whatsupwheatridge.com/improve-wadsworth.

Immediately after the traffic shift, crews will remove pavement along northbound Wadsworth and begin utility work. Disruptions to utility services is not anticipated.

All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

During this two-year construction project through traffic is encouraged to use Kipling Street and Sheridan Boulevard to travel north and south through Wheat Ridge. Project completion is anticipated in summer 2024.

Schedule and traffic impact information will be updated regularly on this page and at What's Up Wheat Ridge-Wadsworth. Any community concerns may be directed to the project hotline at 303-390-0878 or by emailing wadsworthproject@ci.wheatridge.co.us. To receive traffic alerts about changes to traffic patterns and lane closures, subscribe to Traffic Alerts on Notify Me on the City website.


To share a comment or ask a question regarding this project, contact the project hotline at 303-390-0878 or email wadsworthproject@ci.wheatridge.co.us