W. Mineral Avenue from S. Windermere Street to S. Santa Fe Drive
|PROJECT STATUS||Public engagement / planning phase|
| START DATE
||Transportation Engineer 303-795-3867|
(see Public Engagement tab below for details)
|• Fact Sheet Updated 8/4/22
• Public Comments - Apr 2022–Jul 2022
• Public Comments Dec 2021–Jan 2022
• Focus Group Comment Summary and Presentation - Feb 2022
• Improvement Alternatives Considered
• Virtual Open House Presentation and Public Comments June 22, 2022
The 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.
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.
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December 2021/January 2022 Online Engagement – Comments regarding existing transportation concerns and desired improvements in the area were accepted via a survey and comment map between December 17, 2021 and January 7, 2022. The summary available through the link below outlines the outreach conducted and lists comments received. The input received was used by the city to develop a list of improvements to be considered.
February 23, 2022 Focus Group – A small group video conference was held to present alternatives pre-screening results and gather feedback from those who live nearby or travel through the project area.
June 22, 2022 Virtual Open House – A virtual open house meeting was held to present the improvement alternatives considered and alternatives screening results. Feedback was gathered to inform preliminary design.
In addition to this project, there are two additional projects occurring within the larger study area. Learn more about the projects and provide your input by following the project name links below.
Santa Fe Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study: This study will identify future transportation and safety improvements for an 11-mile stretch of Santa Fe Drive between C-470 and Alameda Avenue.
Santa Fe & Mineral Improvements Project: This project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety at the Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue intersection by constructing a new roadway in the southwest quadrant of the intersection. The quadrant road concept will remove left turning movements from the intersection to prioritize east-west and north-south travel.
- Late 2021: Investigate existing and forecasted conditions
- Early/mid 2022: Develop and screen improvement alternatives
- Fall 2022: Complete preliminary (30%) design
- Early 2023: 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.