The City of Brighton is gearing up to start a number of major construction projects to improve the roadways we all use every day when driving around town. These roadway improvements will be starting this August and are expected to be complete later this year. In addition to our on-going projects, the Town of Lochbuie will also be performing work of its own that will be impacting commute for drivers along Baseline Road from I-76 to 50th Avenue.
The City of Brighton will start its construction by resuming its currently active 2018 Street Preservation Project, a project focused on roadway improvements to preserve the roadway condition. Another major project will improve the roadway at the I-76 and Bromley Lane roundabout to reduce traffic congestion and add an additional lane to improve traffic flow. Additionally, developers in the city are working to widen Baseline Road from 50th Avenue to the Speer Canal and resume the roadway improvements on Bridge Street from 50th Avenue extending east to the Speer Canal.
These three projects may lead to traffic delays and alternate routes are advised to avoid the traffic control and construction operations. Maps of road construction can be found at www.brightonco.gov/286/Public-Works-Department – find the maps under the gray menu on the left side of the page. The city understands that delays can impact your travel routes and appreciate your patience while these improvements are conducted. The majority of the long-awaited improvements should be completed by the end of the year. The traveling public is asked to watch for variable message boards and project signs near these construction zones. Following these guidelines will keep you safe in a construction zone:
- Use lower speeds
- Keep a safe distance from construction equipment and workers
- Always keep your eyes and attention on the road
You can find additional information on these projects on our website www.brightonco.gov under the Public Works Department.