62nd Avenue and Parkway Drive Intersection Improvements
Matrix Design Group was retained to provide professional design engineering services for the improvements of the 62nd Avenue/Grape Drive and Parkway Drive Intersection. The intersection is an important one in the immediate area for many reasons, not the least of which is its direct adjacency to the former Mile High Greyhound Park as well as its location in an urban renewal district. The former intersection was misaligned with 62nd Avenue and required motorists desiring to travel in an east-west direction to negotiate two intersections when only one was needed.
As part of an urban renewal/infill project with the City of Commerce City, this project pulled together the heavy vehicular movements of Grape Drive with 62nd Avenue and converted the old Grape Drive to a T-intersection with Parkway Drive. The re-alignment of the intersection required the relocation of water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer and dry utility lines, which Matrix coordinated with franchise utilities and the South Adams County Water/Sewer District and Commerce City.
The traffic signal for the existing intersection at 62nd Avenue and Parkway Drive was completely removed and new mast arms and signal infrastructure were constructed to support the realigned intersection. The result is an intersection that provides for safe and efficient flow of vehicles along 62nd Avenue, reduces conflict points, and increased the developable land on the adjacent parcel, allowing urban-infill commercial projects to move forward.