US 6 Palisade Intersection Improvements

About the Study

CDOT, working with consultant Muller Engineering, is conducting a study to improve traffic and multimodal operations and safety along US 6 from Palisade High School to Iowa Avenue.

Several options were identified for consideration on how to improve this stretch of highway.

The goal of this study is to select a recommended option that would then advance to the design phase.

CDOT is seeking input on four preferred design options from stakeholders, local government agencies and the impacted community

Once input from stakeholders and the public is reviewed, the project team will present a selected option at a subsequent meeting to be scheduled for later in the fall.

Several challenges along the corridor were identified and taken into consideration as part of these recommended options, they include:

  • Continuity with Palisade’s sidewalk improvement project
  • Drivers going the wrong way on 37 1/10 Road in order to access the south frontage road
  • The offset intersection configuration at Elberta Avenue and Iowa Avenue
  • Safety and operational concerns with the existing configuration of US 6 and the frontage road intersections at 37 1/10 Road, Elberta Avenue, and Iowa Avenue due to their close proximity to each other
  • Lack of multimodal connections

Study Schedule

  • MAY
    US Highway 6 Intersection study kickoff.
  • JUNE-AUGUST
    Data collection, analysis, options development.
  • AUGUST 25
    Listening Session
    Palisade Community Center
  • SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER
    Options evaluation and comment period.
  • NOVEMBER 2022
    Recommend option and final public meeting.


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