Hwy. 7 PEL Study
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) study for State Highway 7 (SH 7) between U.S. 85 in Brighton and U.S. 287 in Lafayette. The SH 7 PEL is being conducted to identify existing conditions and anticipated problem areas in order to develop/evaluate multimodal improvements to reduce congestion, improve operations and enhance the safety of the roadway within the corridor.
The SH 7 PEL is a timely and important study to prepare for expected population and employment growth in the region by evaluating the existing and future operations of this highway. There are varying characteristics throughout the corridor such as Lafayette's downtown, rural stretches, suburban areas, and sites designated for substantial commercial development. The study aims to identify a common vision for the corridor, while recognizing the unique characteristics of its diverse segments.