City teams are currently working on two voter-approved bond projects: Ralston Road and W. 72nd Avenue. The first bond project includes reconstruction of Ralston Road between Yukon Street to Garrison Street,as a four-lane arterial roadway with a center median or two-way left turn and eight-foot detached or ten-foot attached sidewalk; relocation of utilities, associated storm drainage system, waterline, curb and gutter, traffic signal replacement, and streetscape elements. The project will include significant streetscape connecting Olde Town Arvada to the newly developed area of Ralston Road and Garrison Street. In addition, the project will include significant streetscape that will enhance the beauty of the area.
The West 72nd Ave bond project will improve the flow of traffic from Kipling Street to Swadley Street. The project includes constructing two lanes in each direction; improving drainage, curb, and gutter; sidewalk improvements, which will aid in pedestrian and bicycle safety. The project will also construct a railroad underpass at the Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) tracks.
Initially, the City intended for this project to be delivered using a Design-Bid-Build (D-B-B) method. In mid-2019, the project delivery method was changed to a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) method. The CM/GC method of delivery ensures that the City team, the design team, and the construction team are all working together from the beginning to construct a successful project. The City advertised for a CM/GC for the project team. SEMA was selected as the CM/GC and the project was broken out into three construction packages.