Value for Taxes

Infrastructure

Voter Approved Bond Funds

Due: December 2025

Principle: Offers services focused on safe and environmentally-efficient City facilities and fleet vehicles to ensure the most efficient and maximum usage of valued assets. Applies cost-effective and timely engineering design, geographic information, effective construction practices, and established standards and specifications to align public infrastructure priorities with community growth and re-development needs.

Description

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.

Significance

These projects are among the largest infrastructure projects to be completed by the City and are important as they directly impact the efficiency of east/west travel along both corridors, and will help relieve traffic congestion.  

Both projects will improve the safety of motor vehicle travel and will improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other forms of transportation. Lastly, the railway underpass will prevent traffic congestion at the UPRR crossing.

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