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March 1, 2023

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US 287 Safety and Mobility Virtual Public Meeting

Self-guided virtual public meeting open through March 19

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Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County and its partners are taking action to improve safety and mobility along the US 287 corridor. Join the effort by participating in a self-guided virtual public meeting open now through March 19 at

During the virtual meeting, participants can learn about the corridor's background and current conditions, share safety concerns and mobility needs, and provide input to the project team.

“The goal is to create a safer and more accessible US 287 corridor that meets the needs of all people – whether traveling by car, bike, foot or transit. This study will lay the foundation for achieving that goal and we are excited to have the community's input as we move forward” said project manager Jeff Butts.

The study is a collaborative effort with Boulder County, City of Longmont, Town of Erie, City of Lafayette, City &County of Broomfield and regional agency partners, including the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG). Technical assistance is provided by Consor Engineers and CDR Associates, as well as Commuting Solutions.

The study area covers the US 287 highway corridor through Boulder County and the City & County of Broomfield to West Midway Boulevard. The study includes engineering assessments and crash analyses to determine recommended safety improvements for people using all modes of transportation.

The study will identify areas where crashes occur frequently, recognize different types of crashes and strategies to mitigate them, recommend data-driven solutions, and develop safety improvement concepts, including design of median barrier to prevent crashes in the rural areas of Boulder County.

The study will also include planning for a future US 287 commuter bike path along the corridor from Longmont to Broomfield.

“We greatly appreciate the collaboration with our municipal and agency partners,” said Butts. “It is only through the collective effort of our community that we can achieve the county’s goal of zero fatal and serious injury crashes by 2035.”

The US 287 study will continue through December 2023. For more information or to sign-up for project updates, visit, or contact Jeff Butts at 720-564-2754 or

US 287 Vision Zero Safety + Mobility Study Virtual Open House