About the Study
For the purposes of this study, the Midland Corridor includes the three east-west streets of Cucharras Street, Colorado Avenue, and Pikes Peak Avenue, from 31st Street on the west to approximately Cimino Drive on the east. The study will be evaluating modifications to the infrastructure in this corridor, which may include:
- Storm drains
- Lane configurations
- Traffic control
- Bicycle routes
Several planning studies have outlined improvements to streets in the Old Colorado City area and along 31st Street to the west. Additionally, the West Colorado Avenue reconstruction project was recently completed, which changed the look of Colorado Avenue west of 31st Street. The current study will use the data and findings from these previous studies to inform a bigger-picture study looking at “the Midland Corridor.”
While some funding has been identified for projects that emerge from the study, the money is allocated for future years. However, recommendations from the study will be incorporated into future construction opportunities, as appropriate.
The study process will include consultation with a team of stakeholders representing various interests of the study area. Additionally, public input from previous studies and the recent public outreach effort for ConnectCOS, the City’s Intermodal Transportation Plan, will be considered.
This study is being funded by Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) 2 A-list program funds for neighborhood traffic studies. There is no other source of funding.
This study will consolidate findings from these previous studies to develop recommendations for the larger Midland Corridor:
- The Westside Plan (1979)
- Midland/Fountain Creek Parkway Corridor Plan (1989)
- CDOT US 24 West Environmental Assessment (2012)
- Bancroft Park Action Plan (2017)
- Colorado Avenue Mobility, Parking & Economic Opportunity Assessment (2018)
- 31st Street Traffic Operations and Safety Study (2019)
- PlanCOS (2019)
- Bike Master Plan (2019)
- ConnectCOS (on-going)