Future 42 Public Engagement

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Welcome! Do you live, work, or play along the State Highway 42 corridor? Do you have some ideas for the future of this critical connection? You're in the right place. The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are working together to envision the future of State Highway 42 (also known as 95th Street, CO-42, or Courtesy Road) for people who walk, bike, ride transit, or drive. We want to hear from you about your experiences and ideas for the future of this important corridor.

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Future 42 Corridor Study Area

Community Workshop #1

Online Workshop - May 17-31

Thank you to the 100+ community members who participated in the Future 42 online workshop. This was the first opportunity for the community to share their thoughts about the corridor. The 2 week workshop was designed to give the community an opportunity to answer questions and provide feedback on how they use the corridor, what do they like/dislike about the corridor, and their vision for the future of the corridor.

There were multiple ways to share thoughts voice during the online workshop including:

  1. Live Q & A Event - May 19 -Thank you to those who joined the live Q & A Event on May 19. During the live event the community was able to have the opportunity to interact with the project team and ask questions. Spanish interpretation was provided.
  2. Survey – Brief survey on your experiences, perceptions and priorities for the corridor.
  3. Corridor Map Place pins on the map of the corridor to share what you like, dislike, and ideas for the future of the corridor or explore the map and see what others in the community think about the corridor.
  4. Drop a line Post general questions for the planning team about the corridor or the planning/design process.

Click here to see the summary of what we heard during Community Workshop #1.


Welcome! Do you live, work, or play along the State Highway 42 corridor? Do you have some ideas for the future of this critical connection? You're in the right place. The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are working together to envision the future of State Highway 42 (also known as 95th Street, CO-42, or Courtesy Road) for people who walk, bike, ride transit, or drive. We want to hear from you about your experiences and ideas for the future of this important corridor.

Please be sure to subscribe to project updates to be the first to know about upcoming events and project updates.

Future 42 Corridor Study Area

Community Workshop #1

Online Workshop - May 17-31

Thank you to the 100+ community members who participated in the Future 42 online workshop. This was the first opportunity for the community to share their thoughts about the corridor. The 2 week workshop was designed to give the community an opportunity to answer questions and provide feedback on how they use the corridor, what do they like/dislike about the corridor, and their vision for the future of the corridor.

There were multiple ways to share thoughts voice during the online workshop including:

  1. Live Q & A Event - May 19 -Thank you to those who joined the live Q & A Event on May 19. During the live event the community was able to have the opportunity to interact with the project team and ask questions. Spanish interpretation was provided.
  2. Survey – Brief survey on your experiences, perceptions and priorities for the corridor.
  3. Corridor Map Place pins on the map of the corridor to share what you like, dislike, and ideas for the future of the corridor or explore the map and see what others in the community think about the corridor.
  4. Drop a line Post general questions for the planning team about the corridor or the planning/design process.

Click here to see the summary of what we heard during Community Workshop #1.


Q and A

Ask any questions about the corridor or the planning/design process and we will try to answer them as soon as we can. Thanks!

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    In 2013 this was studied and the following decisions made: What changed? "...the emphasis in the preferred design of Colo. 42 — which would pick up a middle turn lane in addition to other traffic flow improvements — is being put on “livability” in the corridor over pure mobility through it. That factor is one of the main reasons the design team backed away from a five-lane solution in favor of a three-lane approach for the highway. The other reason, City Planner Gavin McMillan said, was the fact that expanding the road to five lanes would have required the acquisition — or condemnation — of private property and open space for right-of-way. “The three-lane option is more aligned with what we plan to have there in the future,” McMillan said, “whereas a five-lane option is creating a road that is attempting to move people through at all costs.” He acknowledged that the wider road would shave off an additional 21 seconds of travel time for a motorist moving through the mile-plus corridor but said the loss of pedestrian and bicycle-friendly features to a faster, busier road isn’t worth the saved time."

    michaelm asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your comments. We will be sure to document them moving forward. 

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    How will sustainability be addressed and incorporated into the planning and design process?

    Joshua Cooperman asked 5 months ago
    Thanks for your comments. The corridor plan is evaluating all modes of transportation to allow people to have options based on their desired mode. Other sustainable design options will be evaluated in the process.  
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    Is it possible to build a trail or extra-wide sidewalk (for walkers & bicyclists) along the east side of Hwy. 42 from Coal Creek Trail to the north side of South Boulder Road that includes a pedestrian/bicycle underpass or overpass at South Boulder Rd.? Also, do you have any updates on the high speed rail between Denver & Longmont that we already voted on and have been paying for? Thanks!!

    trailsnet asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the comments. Addressing pedestrian and bicyclist safety and convenience is a goal of this study and your suggestion will be documented for the design and planning team. In terms of your question regarding highspeed rail, we suggest you reach out to your elected RTD representative to learn more about the status of that project. 

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    If there isn’t already a side walk and/or bike path than I would like to see one. This will all people to have access to shopping, etc. along baseline

    Beth asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the comments. We will be sure to document your comment. 

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    This is not a question requiring a response. These are my thoughts on the highway 42 corridor. The corridor carries a lot of through-traffic that is neither starting nor stopping in Louisville. We need to redesign the corridor to minimize the impact that traffic has on Louisville. Help them get through and out of our way! It's not enough to tell them to use 287, because they won't. One reason 42 has so much traffic is that 287 is already jammed. Instead of traffic lights, circles or roundabouts?) would help traffic flow slowly but smoothly. Speed isn't the goal, but smoothness is. Prevent backups whenever possible.

    Dave Finamore asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the comment. We will be sure to document it for the next phase of the planning and design process. 

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    Turn lane heading south onto pine from highway 42 extending past miners field. Very congested at rush hour and better traffic flow into old town Louisville

    La asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the comment. We will be sure to document that for the design team. 

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    Is anyone considering placing trees between the road and the nature preserve on courtesy road between baseline and s. boulder road? I believe this would increase the value of the neighborhoods and would make our beautiful road look tip top! Is anyone considering this as an option?

    Shala Burroughs asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the comment. We will be sure to look into that during the design process. 

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    Will a traffic light finally be put in at the entrances of the Kestrel Apartments and Balfour Senior Residence along highway 42? I and others at Kestrel are still feeling trapped in our living quarters because we are unable to safely cross the highway to get to King Soopers and other establishments across the highway; it’s too far to go down to the next traffic light to cross and that crossing also does not feel safe and, as I have a manual wheelchair, I can’t get there independently anyway. We need a traffic light that pauses on red long enough to allow us to cross independently. As well it would give transit drivers time to enter and exit both complexes which is a current concern. I don’t understand why CDOT refuses to put this badly needed light in- they stated there’s not enough traffic but i can see the road out my window and it’s often a traffic jam out there with residents and delivery trucks unable to turn into the complexes nor exit for that matter due to this heavy traffic. This is an accident waiting to happen as well someone else will be killed attempting to cross there. Please people do something about this!

    Lagrander asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your comments. We will document your concerns. improving the safety of all roadway users is a goal of this study and we look forward to addressing those concerns you have over the duration of the study. 

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    A traffic light @ Kestrel/Balfour so everyone can enter/exit safely, as well to be able to independently cross Highway 42 safely via walking or in a wheelchair. When is this going to happen?

    Lagrander asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your input – your comment has been documented. There is no timeline for construction but this study will conclude winter 2021/22. 

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