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Alternative 6D: LRT-Sheridan/58th


Description: Light Rail on 38th Avenue to Sheridan to Ralston Road to Ward Road

Reason Dismissed:
High cost and lack of community support. Enhanced and replaced with Alternative 6DD.

Technology:
Light Rail

Route:
Operating in-street beginning at Denver Union Station (DUS), following Wewatta St. to Park Avenue flyover to 38th Avenue, west on 38th to Sheridan Boulevard, north on Sheridan to Ralston Road, west on Ralston to 58th Avenue, west on 58th to Ward Road, south on Ward to the BN/Union Pacific corridor.

7 Proposed stations:
Kalamath, Federal, Sheridan/38th, Sheridan/I-76, Olde Town, Kipling, Ward

EVALUATION CRITERIA RESULTS/COMMENTS
Fulfills Project's Purpose & Need  YES
Affordability/ Cost-Effectiveness NO: $525 Million
(Gold Line Budget $462 Million +/- 10%)
Environmental Impacts
  • Fewer stream crossings  
  • More people affected by construction
Community Impacts/Benefits
  • 45 properties that need to be purchased  
  • 34,180 population w/in ½ mile of stations
Consistency with local plans Neutral to Inconsistent
Difficult to serve Wheat Ridge
Mobility Improvements 
  • Travel time from Ward Rd. to DUS approximately 30 minutes  
  • Travel time by auto from Ward Rd. to DUS projected to be 50 min. in 2030  
  • Preliminary Ridership Projection: 12,000 to 15,000 per day
Community and Agency Support TBD

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