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    Wadsworth and Waterton Road Intersection

    For a general overview of this project, please view the following Prezi presentation: Wadsworth and Waterton Road Intersection You are now leaving the jeffco.us website to an external siteSlideshow Icon

    Project Scope 

    The project will make improvements to the Wadsworth Blvd. and Waterton Road intersection. These improvements will greatly improve safety of the intersection. In addition, a portion of Waterton Road will be widened. Improvements include but are not limited to: a new mast arm traffic signal, new raised concrete medians, new dedicated turn lanes, addition of bicycle lanes, construction of a new concrete box culvert bridge at Brush Creek, and significant drainage improvements.

    The project has been awarded to SEMA Construction, Inc. for a Contract amount of $4,096,491.20. Construction is anticipated to begin on Sept. 19, 2016. The project is funded by Jefferson County as well as CDOT Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economy Recovery (FASTER) Act of 2009 funds. Construction is anticipated to be complete in June 2017.

    Project Update (as of November 21, 2016)

    Construction Update Flyer Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    The construction activities the Contractor is currently working on are: 

    • Excavation of future water quality ponds for storm water runoff.
    • Placement of over three feet of fill material and roadbase to bring the new Waterton Rd. and new lanes of Wadsworth up to the design elevations. 
    • Construction surveying.
    • Placement of curb and gutter on a portion of new Waterton Rd. and northbound Wadsworth Blvd.
    • Coordination with various utility companies regarding utility conflicts.
    • Revisions to the temporary traffic configuration through the construction zone.


    Traffic Pattern Update (January 20, 2017)  

    A new traffic pattern is now in place. The work zone is between traffic lanes. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone.

    • Southbound Wadsworth Boulevard traffic headed towards Waterton Road:use dedicated left-turn lane approximately 1,000 feet north of the intersection

    • Southbound Wadsworth Boulevard traffic headed towards Lockheed Martin: stay right

    • All Waterton Road traffic onto Wadsworth Boulevard: must turn right. The traffic from Waterton Rd. headed to Lockheed Martin plant shall use the temporary U-turn cross over on Wadsworth approximately ¼ mile north of the Wadsworth/Waterton Rd. intersection.

    Traffic Shift Graphic Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    Turning Movements Graphic Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document 

    Effective Friday, January 20, 2017, motorists should expect flaggers at the Wadsworth Boulevard and Waterton Road intersection from 2:30PM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday to help address persistent delays on southbound Wadsworth Boulevard. The flagging operation will continue until the next traffic shift, which is anticipated in a few weeks.

    The work zone speed limit is 25 mph. Expect increased police enforcement.

    Wadsworth & Waterton Roadway Construction Plans

    Wadsworth and Waterton Construction Plans Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    Contact Information

    If you have questions or concerns, the Contractor has set up a hotline and email address for this project:

    Hotline: 303-217-1000
    Email: wadsworth_waterton@workzone.info

    If your questions or concerns have not been addressed, the Jefferson County Project Engineer is:  

    Gary Campbell
    Project Engineer

    Last Updated: 1-20-2017