Sable signal work starts

City urges drivers to find alternate routes during construction

Staff Report
Posted 1/18/21

A project designed to make Brighton’s 144th Ave. and Sable Boulevard intersection safer and more efficient with a traffic signal is underway and should continue through the year. The intersection …

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Sable signal work starts

City urges drivers to find alternate routes during construction

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A project designed to make Brighton’s 144th Ave. and Sable Boulevard intersection safer and more efficient with a traffic signal is underway and should continue through the year.

The intersection is currently a four-way stop, but the city plans to signalize it to handle an expected increase in traffic. The new intersection will be a fully-signalized with modified timing plans to accommodate the high volume of north and south traffic on Sable Blvd. and should increase the safety of the intersection, reduce the severity and frequency of accidents and improve efficiency and operational use of the busy corridor.

A 2019 crash at that intersection killed one person, an administrator at Wiggins High School, and injured two others, including a child.

“As the City of Brighton continues to grow, we anticipate many new traffic signals within our transportation system,” said Christopher Montoya, Public Works Engineering Manager. “Sable Blvd. was formerly a state highway owned by the Colorado Department of Transportation, where ownership was transferred to the City of Brighton around 2011. This will complete the second traffic signal along the corridor.”

The work is causing lane closures and delays if you are traveling along the corridor. Alternate routes are advised during the construction.

Work began Jan. 11 with city crews plotting underground utilities, doing boring operations, digging signal pole foundations and doing additional ground-level work. That work is expected to continue into February. The next phase begins later in the year once the preordered signal equipment arrives and is prepared for installation.

For more information, please contact Chris Montoya at cmontoya@brightonco.gov.

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