Corridor Planning Pilot Program

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Corridor Planning Pilot Program

The Denver Regional Council of Governments is piloting a multimodal transportation Corridor Planning Pilot Program to advance infrastructure investment priorities identified in the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan.  

As part of this program, DRCOG is leading initial planning efforts for regional arterial corridors. Corridors connecting multiple cities and counties and corridors needing regional coordination would benefit from the program. The purpose of this program is to achieve a shared vision for these regional corridors and to identify multimodal investments that can be advanced towards implementation. 

Selection process

DRCOG conducted a call for letters of interest from local and county governments who were interested in the program. Two corridors initally will be studied in fiscal year 2023-2024. DRCOG staff expects to create a list of additional corridors to study over the course of the program. The call for letters of interest can be found here.

Community partner expectations

DRCOG will fund, manage the project and consultant procurement and lead community engagement efforts for corridors selected for the program. DRCOG staff anticipates representatives from relevant local government(s) will, at minimum, serve on a steering committee, provide background on existing conditions and past planning efforts, and support community engagement. DRCOG staff hopes to work with local governments that are interested in pursuing implementation of projects and strategies identified in the planning process. 

Regional Corridor Studies Web Map

In addition to facilitating corridor studies through this program, DRCOG has developed a new web map to track ongoing planning efforts on the regional roadway system. These studies are led by regional partners including local and county jurisdictions, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation District. This map is intended to help regional partners, local jurisdictions, DRCOG staff and the general public understand what planning work is underway across the region and how to find more information on studies in their area.

The regional corridor planning web map shows the range of planning studies that are underway across the region, including bike/pedestrian studies, transit studies, corridor studies, and environmental studies (such as the National Environmental Policy Act and planning and environmental linkages). The primary focus of this map is corridor studies on the regional roadway system – transit service, arterial roads, state highways, and the federal highway system. The web map also shares key information related to each study’s status, whether it is funded through the  transportation improvement program and links to study websites for additional information.

The Regional Corridor Planning web map will be updated regularly by DRCOG staff. If you have any updates to recommend or know of transportation planning studies not reflected on the map, please contact DRCOG.

For more information, contact Nora Kern, senior mobility planner, at 303-480-5622 or