I-25 & Firestone Boulevard
During Wednesday night's meeting, the Board of Trustees approved an agreement with Bohannan Huston, Inc. (BHI) to design the I-25 Front Road and Firestone Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project.
There is significant traffic congestion and delays on Firestone Boulevard at the I-25 Interchange, which are made worse by alignment issues.
While the interchange is ultimately CDOT's responsibility, Town staff has identified potential improvements on Firestone Boulevard that could help address some of the issues and believes it is in the Town’s best interest to make these improvements.
This design project would include widening the north side of the westbound lane to provide a new, dedicated northbound I-25 on-ramp lane between the East I-25 Frontage Rd and NB I-25. It would also include removing and replacing the westbound concrete median to provide an extended left turn lane to the southbound I-25 on-ramp through the intersection with the NB I-25 on-ramp. View a map of the area with potential improvements listed here.
BHI will be responsible for data collection, analyzing data, the design of the needed improvements and will work with CDOT on all reviews, approvals, and permitting.
A Capital Improvement Project for constructing these improvements is being proposed in the 2024 Budget, subject to Board approval.