After years of waiting, residents on the east side of Centennial and the southeast corner of Aurora are going to benefit from the ease of travel and safety that comes along with the widening of Arapahoe Rd. Could this be true? “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” ― Molière Either way, the fruit of this geographic boundary being removed can’t help but make residents happier, safer and maybe even friendlier…
Public Invited to View Plans for Arapahoe Road Improvements
City Schedules September 4 Public Open House, 5 to 7 p.m.
Following years of increased congestion, lack of left turn lanes, and bottlenecks, the City of Centennial is moving forward with a $15 million project to widen Arapahoe Road from Waco Street to Himalaya Way. Citizens are invited to a Public Open House to learn about the Arapahoe Road Improvements Project Thursday, September 4 at Grandview High School, 20500 E. Arapahoe Road in Aurora. Citizens, commuters, businesses and residents of adjacent neighborhoods may drop by the school cafeteria anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to view the project design and ask questions.
The primary goal of this long awaited project is to improve safety and mobility by reconstructing and widening Arapahoe Road from Waco Street to Himalaya Way. This stretch of Arapahoe Road is currently a two-lane roadway designed to handle 20,000 vehicles per day, but actually handles about 23,900 vehicles per day with significant peak hour volumes. Traffic along this busy segment of Arapahoe Road is anticipated to further increase in the coming years. The City of Centennial and its project partners are collaborating on this project that will increase capacity and improve safety and mobility through this segment of the corridor.
For more information visit www.ArapahoeRoad.com .