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Highway 2 Widening Project
Fast Facts
Total Project Budget: $27 million
Status: Construction
Construction Begins: November 2016
Expected Completion: 2018

About the Project
The Highway 2 widening project includes expansion of Highway 2 from two to four lanes between E. 72nd Ave. and I-76 to provide a higher level of service, improve safety, increase vehicle capacity, and accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles.

Project Goals
  • Increased vehicle capacity and an improved level of service  
  • Improved safety
  • Widen from two to four lanes
  • Reduced flooding and improved water quality
  • Environmental and contextual sensitivity
  • Multimodal, i.e., accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists

Project Elements
  • Raised and landscaped median
  • Multi-use trail adjacent to roadway, north of Quebec Street
  • Bike lanes south of Quebec Parkway
  • Improved drainage below roadway at railroad crossing at First Creek
  • LED street lighting improvements
  • In-pavement lighting reflectors

Outreach & Engagement
Materials from the open house on Nov. 2, 2016:

See the presentation from the business owner, land owner, and developer meetings on Nov. 10, 2014.  

Next Steps
Construction began on Oct. 26, 2016.   
  • Designer: HDR 
  • Contractor: Flatiron Construction