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120th Ave. Widening Project Meeting Jan. 20

The city plans to widen 120th Avenue to three lanes in both directions between Washington Street and York Street, plus install 8- to 10-foot pedestrian trails on both sides of the road. The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in April 2022.

There is a public meeting to hear about the project and ask questions at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the recreation center. The meeting is in person, virtual, and a recording of the meeting will be posted on this web page on Jan. 21. Meeting details are at the bottom of this page. 

What is the purpose of the project?
To widen 120th Avenue to three lanes in both directions between Washington  Street and York Street, as well as construct improved pedestrian trails on both sides of the road.

Why is the city investing in this project?
It will eliminate the bottleneck and congestion that occurs during high-volume traffic hours and improve road safety. Adding the third lane will increase capacity by 50%, is anticipated to reduce accident rates, and improve air quality (less idling ). A new traffic signal at Race Street will accommodate future development in the Karl’s Farm area.

How is the project funded?
The city received a federal grant in the amount of $9.48M, plus a private developer (Karl's Farm) provided $1.8M towards the local $3.98M of matching funds required.  In total, this is a $13.46M project (the city’s contribution is $2.18M, with $11.28M leveraged from other sources).

When will construction start and how long will it take?
The project timeline (subject to change) is to award the contract in April of 2022; the start date is not determined but hopes are it will be soon after the contractor is secured. It is a 12 to 14-month construction schedule.

Where can I learn more?
There is a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in community room #1 at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 East Memorial Parkway.

The meeting will also be accessible virtually:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or Telephone:
    Meeting ID: 149 385 7981
The meeting will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted on this webpage Jan. 21.

More information:
Planning and Development Division