Multimodal Transportation Projects
The City of Durango works in coordination with partners to implement multimodal transportation projects. Projects are generally chosen and prioritized based on feedback from the community; health, safety and welfare concerns; funding availability; and the ability to leverage opportunities.
College & 8th Safety Project
Status: Design and engineering began in early 2018, and construction is anticipated in 2022. Stay tuned for public meeting date announcements!
Total Project Cost: $2.1 million
Project Grant Funding: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant $779,877 and FASTER Grant $300,000
Local Match Total (2015 Half Cent Sales and Use Tax Fund): $1,020,123
Durango is considering a road diet along College Drive and East 8th Avenue. This "L" shaped corridor underwent a traffic study in 2016 (PDF) to analyze the feasibility and potential impacts of implementing a road diet. Find details about the College and 8th Safety project.
Signage for Safe School Zones
Status: Design is complete and signs purchased. Implementation is expected in early 2021!
Total Project Cost: $78,750
Project Grant Funding: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant $63,000
Local Match Total (Transportation Services Fund): $15,750
The City intends to install and upgrade school area flasher speed limit and school zone signage to create a safe walking and biking to school environment for students at Park, Needham and Riverview Elementary Schools. The signage will be in accordance with current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices standards, reflecting the safest options for school zone signage.
Needham Connect Projects
Status: Construction complete! Landscaping and road improvements expected in early 2021.
Total Project Cost: $1.2 million
Project Grant Funding: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant $552,192 and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant $350,000
Local Match Total (2015 Half Cent Sales and Use Tax Fund): $297,808
The Needham Connect projects bring sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City's Land Use Development Code and provide much needed safety and accessibility improvements for students, parents, families, teachers and the neighborhood. Find details about the Needham Connect projects.
Roosa Connect Project
Status: 95% design is complete! Construction for this project is anticipated in 2022.
Total Project Cost: $1.9 million
Project Grant Funding: Transportation Alternatives Program Grant $948,644
Local Match Total (2015 Half Cent Sales and Use Tax Fund): $951,356
The Roosa Connect project is a proposed 10' shared-use path along Roosa Avenue, on the east side of the roadway, between 9th Street (south end) and El Paso Street (north end). Find details about the Roosa Connect project.