Storm Water Management & Design – Transportation

104th Avenue & Colorado State Highway 2
Commerce City, Colo.

Project Size:  1.5 miles of rural roadway design

Project Description: The rapid growth in northeast metropolitan Denver necessitated the expansion of a transportation network, including 104th Avenue and portions of Colorado State Highway 2. This roadway was widened from a two-lane rural thoroughfare into major arterial status.

Value Added:  The project included storm water management, railroad crossings, box culvert design, entitlements, as well as construction administration. The Burlington Northern Railroad runs parallel to Highway 2 and their close proximity to the intersection of Highway 2 & 104th Avenue created a design challenge regarding signalization at the intersection. Additional challenges included the design of intersections with multiple turn lanes in all directions, drainage structures for crossing major tributaries to the Second Creek drainageway, and designs for crossing the O’Brian Canal.

CVL, working with Commerce City, the Colorado Department of Transportation and a team of sub-consultants, designed, entitled and monitored construction of 1.5 miles of the project, along with major intersections and portions of Colorado State Highway 2.