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Ralston Road Project

 

Ralston Central Park Splash Park and restrooms are CLOSED TODAY due to construction maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your flexibility and patience. We will update the website when the water is back in service.

What's Happening Now 

Updated 8/11/2022 

Upcoming Travel Impacts

Field Street at Ralston Road will be closed 24/7 to all traffic for two days: Mon., August 15 and Tues., August 16.

  • Motorists can access Field Street via W. 57th Avenue.
  • Everett Street at Ralston Road remains closed until further notice.
  • The closures are necessary during water line work.

 

General Travel Impacts

  • Everett Street on the south side of Ralston Road remains closed until further notice for water line work. 
  • The north sides of Balsam, Brentwood and Carr at Ralston Road are closed to through traffic until further notice.
  • Lane revisions and single lane configurations continue to exist in both directions of Ralston Road through the work zone. Caution is advised.
  • Construction devices, signage and pavement markings are in place throughout the work zone. Speeds are reduced to 30 mph. No sidewalk access exists on the north side of Ralston Road from Yukon to Garrison.

Contact Information

Please contact us directly at 720-998-6223 or sign up for email alerts

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The City of Arvada and Hamon Infrastructure appreciate your patience and understanding during this project.

 
Additional traffic control information
  • Lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures are in place 24/7 in both directions of Ralston Road within the project limits.
  • Traffic is being shifted into a single lane in each direction to accommodate access to utilities and for asphalt and concrete removals. Two-way travel is being maintained.
  • Cones, barrels and signage are in place to alert motorists and pedestrians to closures and restrictions. Caution is advised.

 

Project Description

This project will widen and improve the Ralston Road corridor between Upham and Yukon Streets (Phase One-complete) followed by the segment between Yukon and Garrison Streets (Phase Two-in progress). 

Ralston Road is an arterial road and a major east-west corridor for Arvada, serving 23,000 vehicle trips each day. It provides connectivity to major north-south corridors and serves five the Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus lines.

Highlights

  • 8-foot wide pedestrian path (similar to a trail). providing access to parks and trails. This sidewalk width exceeds ADA minimum, allows pedestrians to walk side-by-side or with their pets and creates distance from the travel lanes.
  • Widen the existing 9 foot vehicle travel lanes to 11 feet to help decrease sideswipe accidents.
  • Installation of gutter pans to provide an additional 1 foot of space for the accumulation of rain, snow, and debris outside of the travel lanes.
  • Widen the center two-way-left-turn lane to 12 feet to increase driver safety/comfort while stopped between passing vehicles.
  • Reconstruction of aging traffic signals with new technology to improve traffic progression.  

What to Expect During Construction

  • Access to all businesses along Ralston Rd is open during construction.
  • RTD service along Ralston Road will continue during construction.
  • There will be lane closures and periodic closures of roads that cross Ralston Road.
  • Construction will be conducted in stages in order to efficiently use resources. It may appear that construction moves around or stops and starts in certain areas.  
  • There will be disruptions to your typical travel on Ralston Road. We encourage all residents to consider alternate routes and plan for additional travel time.