Traffic Engineering

Conifer Ridge Conifer Ridge Transportation Analysis, Conifer
McDowell was the Traffic Engineer for a 26-acre site on US 285 in unincorporated Jefferson County. The site is proposing a fire station, community center, medical office building, senior housing, and townhomes. A custom trip generation analysis was required for multiple fire station scenarios. Anticipated pedestrian and vehicular trip projections were discussed in a neighborhood meeting. Traffic impact analysis was performed at the adjacent intersections. The applicant has applied for a State Highway Access Permit. Future work on this project will include CDOT / FHWA 1601 entitlements to modify the existing US 285 / Conifer Town Center Parkway interchange and entitlements to construct a pedestrian bridge over the highway.
Colorado River Colorado River Marketplace, Grand Junction
Colorado River Marketplace is a proposed 56.3 acre development located within the City of Grand Junction and unincorporated Mesa County. Upon buildout, Colorado River Marketplace will contain more than 590,000 square feet of mixed-use space with office, hotel and retail tenants such as Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Colorado River Marketplace is located on the northeast corner of Interstate 70 and 24 Road.  McDowell provided Traffic and Transportation Engineering Services. The scope of the traffic study extended to include seven square miles due to the size and density of the proposed land use. The project involved getting the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and CDOT to sit down and discuss the implications of not having a mutually agreed upon long term transportation plan. As a result, the entities are now undertaking a large master planning process. The proposed infrastructure and traffic projections for the Colorado River Marketplace development were agreed upon by all of the entities.
Arvada School Pedestrian Traffic Study and Crosswalk Design, North Arvada Middle School, Jefferson County School District, Colorado
Project Manager for a traffic and safety analysis to examine how students leaving North Arvada Middle School impact the surrounding transportation network. The study also evaluated measures to improve the overall safety of students leaving the school while at the same time attempting to minimize negative impacts to vehicular traffic in the surrounding areas. As a result of this study, the firm is currently designing a signalized mid-block crosswalk as part of the plan to improve pedestrian traffic in the area.