Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering presented design alternatives at the May 3, 2022, neighborhood meeting. Residents in the neighborhood preferred the improvement to install bicycle lanes and remove unwarranted stop signs on Valley Parkway at White Oak Drive and Mountain Laurel Drive and replacing them with raised pedestrian crossings. A raised pedestrian crossing is a traffic-calming measure like a speed hump that forces motorists to slow down.
See the Project Scope (PDF) which includes information about the public outreach and decision-making process that was used for this project.
Project Update (as of December 1, 2022):
Construction of the raised crosswalks is underway and will be completed by Friday, December 9, at which the intersections will be fully operational. Crews will return on Monday, December 5 (tentatively) to remove the stop signs, implement the rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) at White Oak, and install on-street markings for the raised crosswalks.
See How to Use an RRFB. (PDF)
Jefferson County staff is currently coordinating with Colorado Barricade to install the remaining on-street markings in the coming weeks. This will include the remaining at-grade crosswalks at both Buckthorn Drive intersections, the signalized crossings at Bradford North and adjacent to North Ranch Road, the trail crossing north of Dawn Heath Drive, and Mahonia.
October 5 Public Informational Session:
The county hosted a public informational session to provide project details and answer questions on Wednesday, October 5. A recording of that meeting is available below.
Link to recorded October 5 public meeting.
Please direct questions to the county Transportation Planner, Christina Lane.
Thank you for your interest in this project!