Corridor Planning Program

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Corridor Planning Program

DRCOG formed the corridor planning program with the focus to advance planning for projects and priorities outlined in the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan with the goal of project implementation. As part of the program, DRCOG will fund and lead planning studies to advance infrastructure investment priorities along regional arterial corridors identified in the plan

Pilot Corridor Planning Program

DRCOG launched the corridor program as a pilot in fiscal year 2022 – 2023. Alameda Avenue and South Boulder Road were selected as the first two corridors. The two corridor studies started in 2023.  Learn more about each study and get involved on the study engagement sites:

2024 – 2027 Transportation Improvement Program Set-Aside Corridor Planning Program

Funding for the corridor planning program is included in a new set-aside in the 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). An estimated $3,000,000 is available for the full four-year set-aside program, with $1.5 million expected to be spent each two-year cycle. Details about the set-aside program are also included in the 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program set-aside polices.

2024 – 2025 Projects 

DRCOG conducted a selection process in summer 2023 to identify projects for the first two years of funding, 2024-2025.  Two projects were approved in October 2023:

  • East Colfax Bus Rapid Transit Extension Alternatives Analysis: DRCOG will study alternatives to extend the bus rapid transit on Colfax Avenue from I-225 to E-470.
  • Sheridan Corridor Safety Study: DRCOG will develop a safety focused corridor plan to address serious and fatal crashes along Sheridan Boulevard between I-76 and US-285.

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, CDOT, and RTD. 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/ped studies, transit studies, corridor studies, and environmental studies (NEPA 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 TIP, 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, Subarea and project planning program manager, at 303-480-5622 or