ArLand has participated with a number of teams on a wide range of transportation improvement projects where its role varies from identifying economic development potentials, the potential land use and socioeconomic impacts of the potential alternatives.
The City and County of Denver’s Speer/Leetsdale Mobility Study examined transportation connectivity and operational needs for travel modes within the Speer/Leetsdale Corridor — a prominent travel route for Denver residents connecting people to I-25 to the west and to I-225 to the southeast. The study evaluated different methods and modes, including driving, walking, biking, and public transit.
HDR, with ArLand and Design Workshop, provided a corridor plan for the Federal Boulevard corridor from the southern edge of the corridor to the northern edge. Federal Boulevard is a heavily used corridor despite not having a downtown terminus. The plan focused on future transportation improvements focusing on improving safety for corridor users.
ArLand along with CH2MHill completed an Interregional Connectivity Study focusing on future high speed rail potentials along Colorado’s Front Range. In addition to transportation planning and analysis, the project included public outreach, potential station identification, and coordination with the Advanced Guideway System feasibility study examining the feasibility and potential for high speed rail in the I-70 mountain corridor.
The I-25 South Gap is an 18 mile stretch of Interstate 25 from south of Castle Rock to Monument. It is the only four lane section of the highway connecting Colorado’s two largest cities, Denver and Colorado Springs. Congestion, accidents and delays have grown significantly. With forecast growth in the area, these issues are forecast to worsen. Ch2MHill and team members, including ArLand, were selected to help CDOT conduct an environmental assessment of potential alternatives within record time.
This effort took place as Adams County and Denver voters supported ending restrictions on developing 1,500 acres of land around the airport. ArLand teamed with CDOT, HDR and team of municipal stakeholders to further the goal of developing an Aerotropolis around Denver International Airport.