April 20, 2018

Flashing Yellow Turn Arrow to be Installed at U.S. 6 and 19t St.

The intersection at U.S. 6 and 19th Street in Golden is one of the most congested and hazardous in town, in part because of the number of cyclists and pedestrians that cross U.S. 6, including Beverly Heights residents, students living at Mines Park, cyclists riding Lookout Mountain, and others.  The long-term solution is to rebuild the intersection by lowering U.S. 6, building an overpass for 19th Street with on- and off-ramps for accessing U.S. 6, and incorporating wide sidewalks and bike lanes, similar to the new Washington Avenue bridge over Highway 58. We’ve been working on updated Muller Plan drawings of what this will look like and we’ll get them online as soon as they are ready.

But we’ve been unable to secure the funding for this project because of the ongoing fight with Jefferson County over the beltway, and in the interim we’ve been implementing smaller projects to at least improve safety at the intersection, including the addition of “pedestrian refuges” and relocating the crosswalk buttons to be more accessible.  As a result of a Beverly Heights neighborhood meeting several months ago, we’ve now got another project queued up: CDOT will be installing a new flashing yellow turn arrow to help reduce left-hand turn problems.  The flashing yellow turn arrow will be situated for cars on 19th heading west and turning left (south) onto U.S. 6 to help reduce the number of vehicles that turn left in front of oncoming traffic, creating safety problems and driver frustration for folks heading downhill from Beverly Heights and Mines Park.

Cars making the left-hand turn onto southbound U.S. 6 will have a protected green arrow, but when that finishes the light will change to a flashing yellow turn arrow to indicate that turns are permitted but that turning cars must yield to drivers driving straight through the intersection.  This is a new system that’s been tested in a few other cities and seems to work well at reducing the hazards of these left-hand turns.

Here is a CDOT flier explaining the new flashing yellow light and how it works. Look for it in the next couple of weeks.

Jacob's Golden Update: Golden's New Transit Feasibility Study and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: November 28, 2009

1. Golden’s New Transit Feasibility Study
2. Jackson Street Corridor Project in the Works
3. New Email Newsletters Serving Golden
4. Council Adopts 2009 Building Code Including Radon Protections
5. Golden Vision 2030: Listening to the Community’s Stories
6. New State Transportation Funding
7. Rocky Mountain Deaf School Wins Approval for New High School
8. Adopting the 2010 Budget
9. Cindy Stevenson Awarded “Superintendent of the Year”
10. Other Upcoming Events
11. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, December 3

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Jacob’s Golden Update: Golden’s New Transit Feasibility Study and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: November 28, 2009

1. Golden’s New Transit Feasibility Study
2. Jackson Street Corridor Project in the Works
3. New Email Newsletters Serving Golden
4. Council Adopts 2009 Building Code Including Radon Protections
5. Golden Vision 2030: Listening to the Community’s Stories
6. New State Transportation Funding
7. Rocky Mountain Deaf School Wins Approval for New High School
8. Adopting the 2010 Budget
9. Cindy Stevenson Awarded “Superintendent of the Year”
10. Other Upcoming Events
11. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, December 3

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