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Posted on: April 10, 2023

New project aims to improve mobility on South Parker Road corridor

Map of the Parker Road corridor

Arapahoe County and its partners are hosting a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. April 19 to introduce a new project aimed at improving mobility on South Parker Road between Hampden and Mississippi avenues. 

Arapahoe County, in partnership with City of Aurora and Colorado Department of Transportation, recently began an evaluation that will consider all modes of travel, with a strong emphasis on improving travel conditions and safety of bicyclists, pedestrian and transit riders along and across this important corridor.

Those attending the one-hour meeting (via Zoom at will be able to view an on-screen presentation as the project team presents the project overview and existing conditions of the corridor. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Those unable to attend the meeting online can join by calling 720-928-9299, entering the meeting ID: 947 4729 7154 and passcode: 550087. 

Those with disabilities who require accommodations to attend the upcoming meeting, can contact Leah Langerman at, 720-225-4651, or by Relay Colorado: 711. Translation and interpretation services are also available upon request.

A recording of the meeting and copy of the presentation will be available on the project webpage at

Public comment will be accepted through April 30. The public can weigh in on the current conditions of Parker Road though a comment map on the project webpage. 

Printed copies of the presentation and comment forms will be available at the Eloise May Library, 1471 South Parker Road, beginning on April 20. 

Parker Road is a transportation lifeline for the southeastern metropolitan area, serving commuters and local travelers, transit routes, regional and local community trails, neighborhoods, health care facilities and businesses. The state highway serves regional traffic, all modes of local travels and provides business access. 

Long term plans are in place for the portions of Parker Road within Denver and south of Hampden Avenue, but a plan for improved mobility and safety between Hampden and Mississippi avenues has not been developed. Analyses now underway will create a better understanding of the existing and forecasted travel, land use conditions and needs in the area. The project will also gather public feedback about necessary and desired transportation improvements. 

Public input will help shape improvements for this corridor. Following the town hall meeting, two separate focus groups will be formed. These focus groups will meet twice to provide feedback about the development of improvements. 

One group will focus on connectivity and safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders. The second group will examine issues important to adjacent neighborhood residents. To join one of these groups, visit the project web page or email Langerman at Additional information is available at

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