Advancing Adams - Transportation Master Plan


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The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) sets a foundation that drives county transportation investment now and in the future. By identifying projects, programs, and policies that create a multi-modal transportation network for all ages and abilities that is safe, comfortable, connected, and convenient, the TMP ensures the county remains at the top of places to live, work, and play in the Denver metropolitan region.

The last TMP was adopted in 2012; a time when the county was seeing significant growth in the I-25 corridor and other parts of the western segment of the county. Today, growth has continued eastward now including areas north of Commerce City and Thornton, in and around Brighton, and along the 104th Avenue, 120th Avenue, and E-470 corridors. Working with the Comprehensive Plan and Parks, Open Spaces, and Trails plan updates, the TMP will blend a diverse mix of projects to address this growth, address safety and mobility, improve connectivity to new and emerging parts of the county, as well as marry transportation investment to development patterns.

Federal Boulevard at 60th Ave.As the TMP is developed through early 2022, the mix of projects will seek to leverage existing resources, identify innovative ideas, aligning transportation investment with land use patterns, and coordinating regionally and locally. Early in the development of the TMP, the consultant team and staff identified several key themes:

  • Prioritizing recommendations for all modes including walking, biking, transit, and automobiles
  • Strategically upgrading rural roads to improve accessibility to services and amenities throughout the county and region
  • Integrating innovation/emerging mobility such as personal scooters and self-driving vehicles
  • Managing growth
  • Improving safety
  • Considering strategic, fiscally minded investments
  • Evaluating strategic corridors