Wadsworth Improvement Update

Wadsworth Capacity Project

 Highland to 10th Weekly Update: Week of  August 13, 2017

Project Completion Scheduled for Summer 2017

This Week –SEMA will have crews continuing work for sidewalk and curb completion on the east side of Wadsworth Boulevard (CO 121). Also, work will continue on tying in driveways and asphalt paving. Crews anticipate the traffic switch to the new pavement on Wadsworth Boulevard will take place in the next two weeks.

Traffic Impacts – During the week of August 13, 2017, the following construction activities and traffic impacts are planned in conjunction with this project: • 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue may have single-lane configurations west of Wadsworth Boulevard for paving operations. 

On Thursday night, August 17, Wadsworth Boulevard may have single-lane closures starting at 9 p.m. as crews begin work on final striping.

Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

Coming Soon –SEMA will continue construction on the gulch improvements and closing up the new concrete on the west side. Crews will also be starting work on the new center median. Check out the photo section of the webpage for updates!

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION: Please be sure to check this website each week as we will continue with these updates: https://www.codot.gov/projects/wadsworthwidening.To sign up for “CDOT Alerts” on projects in your chosen area, visit CDOT’s website at www.codot.gov and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Major CDOT project updates are also available via CoTrip.org, Twitter @coloradodot or Facebook. Also, you can download the free CDOT Mobile app for information regarding the I-70 and I-25 corridors by texting “CDOT” to 25827 or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store.

For more information, visit Codot.gov/projects/wadsworthwidening.

A public meeting was held January 29, 2016 to brief businesses and neighbors about the Wadsworth Capacity Project, Highland to 10th.  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin an $11 million project along Wadsworth Boulevard between Highland Drive and 10th Avenue in an effort to improve traffic operations for motorists and pedestrians as growth in Lakewood continues.  The project increases operational capacity of the intersection by addition an additional lane in each direction on Wadsworth Blvd, as well as adding a multi-use path on either side of the street.  Motorists can expect the roadway to be in its final alignment--with new additional lanes completed--by the end of December 2016.  Work should begin within three weeks.


Public Impacts

Normal working hours will be from 7a.m. to 5p.m., Monday through Friday.  In special cases, these hours may be extended.  Night work may also occur between the hours of 9p.m. to 5:30a.m. if a need is determined.

Additional Information -- For updates to this project, the public may call (888) 759-6179, option 1 or email WadsworthHighlandto10th@gmail.com.

Additional Wadsworth, frontage road, and 6th Avenue access will be completed in 2017 as funds become available.