Rail work limits access at Jeffco government center
JEFFERSON COUNTY – If you plan to visit the county government campus on Johnson Road in the coming weeks, watch for delays or detours due to West Corridor light rail construction.
Crews moved in Monday to begin operations that include excavation for retaining walls and the parking garage, underground utility relocations, station construction and roadwork. During construction, the bike path just south of the complex will be closed and pedestrians will be re-routed north on Johnson Road to Jefferson County Parkway.
About mid-month, the outbound side of the roundabout east of the county courthouse will be closed to provide access for construction vehicles. Traffic will be re-routed from the complex via the recently opened Jefferson County Parkway. The closure will be in place about six weeks.
Construction activity in the area will continue for about eight months, a the Johnson Road widening project is scheduled for November.
FasTracks is a 12-year program to expand rail and bus service throughout the RTD service area. The FasTracks program, scheduled for completion in 2017, is expected to provide six new rail corridors, extend three existing corridors, build 18 miles of bus rapid transit service, add 21,000 new parking spaces, redevelop Denver Union Station and expand bus service across the eight-county Regional Transportation District.