RACE TO MADISON
MADISON TO COLORADO BLVD
d) Exposed Aggregate
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The Evans Avenue Project runs from Williams Street on the west to
Colorado Boulevard on the east, a total distance of 6,900 feet or
1.3 miles. The proposed project can include an improved concrete
driving surface which will reduce maintenance costs and noise
levels, improved drainage systems, street trees and landscaping,
standard lane widths, underground utilities, new traffic signal
and street lighting eguipment, sidewalks with pedestrian ramps, a
new center median, and improved bus stops.
This detail sheet illustrates the basic design concepts that are
being discussed with neighborhood organizations. Some highlights
of the proposed plan are noted below to correspond with the
numbered details on the drawings.
1. An 8-foot wide sloped wall center median is an option for
this project. This median would be open at every other
intersection to allow full traffic movements, and the median
would extend through the other intersections which restricts
traffic movements to right turn only. Key features of this
concept are as follows:
Provides easy pedestrian crossings every two blocks
where the median provides a refuge area which permits
pedestrians to stop, if necessary, to await gaps in
traffic. Each of the 25-foot roadways can be crossed
in six seconds
Provides a raised planting bed which protects the
landscaping from damage due to vehicular accidents.
Reduces noise levels caused by tires
Creates a restricted feeling to driving comfort which
will psychologically reduce travel speeds by about ten
2. Left-turn lanes will be incorporated in all four directions
at Evans and University which will reduce traffic on nearby
3. A double left-turn eastbound at Colorado Boulevard will
reduce congestion and delay.
4. A variety of street trees will be provided along the outside
curbs at approximately 40-foot spacing. Existing sod and
irrigation systems will be restored to original condition.
The landscaping between the outside curbs and the
right-of-way line is the property owner's responsibility.
The proposed center median will include a variety of street
trees at approximately 40-foot spacing with rock, bark, and
low growing shrubs as ground cover (no sod). The City will
maintain the median landscaping.
All existing street light and utility wood poles will be
removed and the overhead utilities will be placed
underground. New ornamental street light and traffig signal
poles will be installed. The poles and attached eguipment
will be painted green to blend with the landscaping.
BUDGET AND SCHEDULE
This project is not funded at this time. However, the fall 1989
Denver Bond Issue election or the Highway Finance Bill presently
being considered by the State legislature may provide the
necessary funding. The total cost of this project is estimated
to be in the range of $6,000,000 depending on final design
If funding is approved, a realistic construction schedule could
be as follows:
Mid 1990 Storm sewer and underground utility
1991 Street, median, and sidewalk construction
Spring 1992 Landscaping installation
For further information, please call:
Roger Johnson at 640-5404
Edward Ellerbrock at 640-3958
SLOPED WALL MEDIAN DETAIL
RIGHT TURNS ONLY
at Closed Intersections
TYPICAL MEDIAN LAYOUT
th Alternating Intersections Closed
to Left Turns and Through Traffic
OPEN STREETS RIGHT TURN ONLY
St. Paul St.
Cook St. ■=
Monroe St. S
Williams St. TO Colorado Blvd
PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT PLAN
REVISED MARCH 1990 JANUARY 1990
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