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W. Mineral Avenue from S. Windermere Street to S. Santa Fe Drive

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PROJECT STATUS
Public engagement / planning phase
START DATE
Fall 2021
CONTACT
Transportation Engineer 303-795-3867
DOCUMENTS

Mineral Mobility Improvements logo features a bicycle, light rail train, pedestrian and bus superimposed on a circleThe City of Littleton began an effort in Fall 2021 to identify and design transportation improvements in the area along Mineral Avenue east of Santa Fe Drive to approximately Windermere Street. Mineral Avenue is an important east-west corridor providing access to many local and regional destinations, including RTD’s Mineral Light Rail Station to the west and businesses and services to the east. Although the area has some multimodal facilities, such as the High Line Canal Trail and some on-street bike lanes, additional improvements are needed to create safer and more convenient options for bicyclist and pedestrian travel in this area.

Littleton’s Transportation Master Plan used input from community members to identify a primary goal of providing safe multimodal options for vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians. The Mineral Mobility Improvements project will use a “Safer Main Streets” grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation to enhance multiple locations (found in the project area map and list below) to encourage and safely accommodate active travel within this area of the one-mile travel shed of the Mineral Light Rail Station. By focusing on providing key improvements, this project will provide safe travel options to regional transit and trails, as well as employment and services to the east.

Map illustrats project area.

The following improvements are being considered within the project area:

  • Mineral Avenue and Jackass Hill Road/Long Avenue Intersection – Reconstruct the intersection and approaches to improve vulnerable user safety and better facilitate travel on bike or foot while also accommodating vehicular demands.
  • Jackass Hill Road – Better protect/prioritize bicyclists and pedestrians while controlling travel speeds.
  • Jackass Hill Road and Jamison Way/Curtice Court Intersection – Direct bicyclist and pedestrian crossings to improved points to the north and south.
  • High Line Canal Trail Extension Crossing of Jackass Hill Road – Improve the crossing to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians interaction with vehicles.
  • Mineral Avenue Roadway – Separate bike lanes from vehicular traffic and improve bus stops with new designated waiting areas and connections to adjacent sidewalks and trails.
  • Mineral Avenue Trail – Improve the trail and provide a better connection to the Mineral Light Rail Station.
  • High Line Canal Trail Crossing of Mineral Avenue – Design a safer crossing.

Schedule Highlights

  • Late 2021: Investigate existing and forecasted conditions
  • Early 2022: Develop and screen improvement alternatives
  • Late Summer 2022: Complete preliminary (30%) design
  • Late 2022: Complete final design
  • 2023: Begin construction

Submit Comments or Questions

Comments and questions are welcome anytime and can be submitted via email to the project team.

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