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    Jeffco Wins Award for Road Project

    Jefferson County's Transportation and Engineering Division, which is under the Development and Transportation Department, has recently received an award for its work on reconstructing West Chatfield Avenue. To acknowledge this accomplishment, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), at its Feb. 14 hearing, along with Pete Adler, American Public Works Association (APWA), Colorado Chapter Treasurer, presented the award to Jeffco staff.

    The award winning road project was funded by the Jefferson County Southeast Sales Tax Local Improvement District program. It was completed in three phases and cost $6.9 million dollars. The project was completed in the fall of 2011.

    Chatfield was widened from two lanes to four from Wadsworth Boulevard to Everett Street. It also included safety improvements for vehicles, pedestrians and the local residents such as sidewalks, retaining walls, visual traffic calming that helps slow traffic to posted speed limits; and the removal of residential driveways from the arterial road.

    What garnered attention and made this an award winning project, was Transportation and Engineering's approach of involving the more than 30 adjacent property owners from the start and working with them towards mutual solutions to limit the impact of the project on their properties.

    The county, along with the contractor, Merrick & Company, designed the project to avoid total purchases of residential lots and created unique retaining walls that minimized easement needs and utility relocations. To also ensure that the property owners' needs were met, even improvements on residential front and side yards were made if they were affected by the construction.

    February 22, 2012

    Last Updated: 6-5-2013