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  (February 2021)

The City of Wheat Ridge completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) in September 2019 and received the federal approvals to move into final design. Work  to acquire right-of-way along the corridor began in 2020 and is nearly complete. The first phase of construction is expected to break ground in summer 2021 and will focus on improvements from 41st Avenue north to I-70.

View the Supplemental Documents here.

The current schedule for finalizing the project and moving into construction is below:

  • Invitation to bid: Early 2021
  • Award construction contract: Spring 2021
  • Construction: Summer 2021-2023


If you would like to share a comment or ask a question regarding this project, you may contact Mark Westberg, Projects Supervisor, by phone (303) 235-2863 or email.