Adams County will re-open county buildings - including the Government Center, Human Services Center, and Motor Vehicle locations - on Tuesday, June 2 , with a four-day schedule and new safety measures in place. Click here for more information.
Adams County is now under an extended Safer-at-Home Order until further notice. For more information on the order, visit the Tri-County Health Department site at tchd.org.

County Transportation Priorities

RTD N Line to Adams County

The N Line brings RTD train service through Denver, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton, and north Adams County. The N Line will connect at Union Station where riders have the option to transfer to the University of Colorado A Line to the airport and other rail lines that depart from Union Station and downtown. Learn more about the N Line, its service plan, and proposed bus operations network plan.

DRCOG Multimodal Freight Plan

Adams County is participating in the Denver Regional Council of Governments Multimodal Freight Plan, which seeks to create a shared vision, implementable action plan, and identify strategies needed to help move freight and goods more efficiently throughout the Denver region. To learn more about, visit the project website.

Help shape the plan by providing your input on the main issues and priorities when it comes to freight in our region by taking this short survey by Monday, Aug. 5.

88th Ave. Widening Environmental Assessment

Adams County is participating in the City of Commerce City’s 88th Ave. Widening Environmental Assessment project, which proposes to widen and make other improvements to E. 88th Ave. between I-76 and Highway 2. The city is conducting an environmental assessment along this 1.6-mile stretch, which is a federally required process to evaluate environmental impacts for the improvements. To learn more, visit the project website.

Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study

Adams County is partnering with the cities of Westminster and Federal Heights to complete a comprehensive, two-phased Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study and associated tasks. The project will kick off in Fall 2019 with more information coming soon.  

I-70 Airpark-Watkins Interchange Study

Adams County is collaborating with Arapahoe County, the City of Aurora, and the Colorado Department of Transportation on the I-70 Airpark-Watkins Interchange Study. To learn more, visit the project website.

Collaborative Transportation Planning

Adams County has a Collaborative Transportation Planning Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the following jurisdictions:

The county works with its cities to prioritize needed regional transportation improvements. This process has been governed by Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) among the county and its cities since 2000.

The original IGA was signed in 2000 and renewed in 2010 and 2018.

Broomfield was a signatory of the IGA until becoming a City and County in 2001.

The IGA establishes an understanding among the communities on how transportation planning efforts need to be coordinated and  identifies a process for developing a list of Adams County's regional transportation priorities. This list of priorities includes improvements needed to state-owned roads, transit, bike & pedestrian, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects. The list is used to help facilitate project and funding requests with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

In 2018, the communities developed an updated IGA due to changes to the DRCOG funding process to create a Dual Model that comprises both a Regional Funding process and a Subregional Funding process which required forming an Adams County Subregional Forum ("ADCOG Subregional Forum"), geographically defined as the boundaries of Adams County and includes the incorporated towns, cities, and unincorporated areas located within the county.

ADCOG Subregional Forum and Technical Staff Meetings & Materials 

2019

The ADCOG Forum presented the Subregional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) project prioritization list to the DRCOG board at their April 17, 2019, meeting. The remaining steps for the TIP approval process are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 20: DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee recommendation, 8:30 a.m., at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21: DRCOG Board final TIP approval, 6:30 p.m., at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen/Birch conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202

Completed steps in the TIP approval process:

  • June: Public engagement - visit drcog.org for more information
  • Wednesday, July 17: DRCOG Board Meeting & Public Hearing, 6:30 p.m. at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen/Birch conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
  • Monday, July 22: DRCOG Transportation Advisory Committee recommendation, 1:30 p.m., at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meetings ADCOG Technical Staff Meetings

Feb. 26, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Agenda (subject to change)

Dec. 11, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
ADCOG Transportation Forum Meeting

Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234

July 31, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
ADCOG Forum Transportation Meeting with CDOT, DRCOG, and RTD
Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234

March 21, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #11
Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234

Jan. 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #10
Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Working Agenda (subject to change)

March 14, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
ADCOG Technical Staff Meeting
Adams County Human Services Center
Apple D Conference Room
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Agenda (subject to change)

March 7, 2019, 9 a.m.-noon
ADCOG Technical Staff Meeting
Adams County Human Services Center
Apple D Conference Room
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234

2018

ADCOG Subregional Forum Meetings ADCOG Technical Staff Meetings

Nov. 28, 2018, 4 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #9

DRCOG Offices
1001 17th St., Denver
Douglas Fir Conference Room, 1st Floor
Working Agenda (subject to change)

Sept. 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #8

Adams County Human Services Center
11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Apple B Conference Room

Aug. 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #7

Adams County Human Services Center
11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Apple B Conference Room

July 25, 2018, 5 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #6
Riverdale Regional Park, Administration Building
9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601

July 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #5 
Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Apple A Conference Room

  • Working Agenda (Subject to Change)
  • Level 2 Screening for Regional Projects
  • 7-2-18 Letter Invitations to attend an upcoming ADCOG meeting sent to:
    • Adams County Economic Development
    • Arvada Chamber of Commerce
    • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
    • Bennett Chamber of Commerce
    • Bicycle Colorado
    • Brighton Chamber of Commerce
    • Colorado Motor Carriers Association
    • Commerce City Chamber of Commerce
    • Metro North Chamber of Commerce
    • Smart Commute Metro North TMO
    • Westminster Chamber of Commerce

June 28, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #4

Adams County Economic Development Offices
12200 No. Pecos Street, Westminster 80234,  Board Room

June 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #3 

11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Apple A Conference Room

May 30, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
​ADCOG Subregional Forum Meeting #2

11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Apple B Conference Room

May 3, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
DRCOG TIP Forum Kick-Off Meeting

11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234

Dec. 18, 2018, 2 p.m.
ADCOG Technical Staff Meeting
Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Working Agenda (subject to change)

Nov. 14, 2018, 9 a.m.
ADCOG Technical Staff Meeting

Adams County Human Services Center
11860 Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Pear A Conference Room, 3rd Floor
Working Agenda (subject to change)

  1. Public Comment
  2. Status Update on Regional Process
  3. Discussion of Subregional Criteria
  4. Review and finalize agenda for November meeting of the ADCOG Subregional Forum

Aug. 15, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
ADCOG Technical Staff Meeting

Adams County Human Services Center
11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
Pear C Conference Room
Working Agenda (subject to change)

  1. Review of proposals from other subregions for project support
    1. Jefferson County – Peaks to Plain trail
    2. Broomfield / Boulder – SH7
  2. Status Update on Regional Process
  3. Discussion of Next Steps for Subregional Process
  4. Review and finalize agenda for Aug. 22 meeting of the ADCOG Subregional Forum

July 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Technical Staff Coordination Meeting
DRCOG Offices,  Red Rocks Conference Room, 7th Fl
1001 17th St., Denver, 80202
Working Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Public Comment
  • Discuss Forum agenda and Technical Committee input for July 11, 2018 meeting

June 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Technical Staff Coordination Meeting

Adams County Human Services Complex, Pear C Conference Room, 3rd Floor
11860 No. Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234

Working Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Public Comment
  • Discuss Forum agenda and Technical Committee input for June 28, 2018 meeting

June 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Technical Staff Coordination Meeting

12200 N. Pecos Street, Westminster, CO 80234
Adams County Economic Development, Large Conf Rm

  • Working Agenda:
  • Welcome
  • Public Comment
  • Discuss Forum agenda and Technical Committee input for June 13, 2018 meeting

May 24, 2018, 10 a.m.
Technical Staff Coordination Meeting

12200 N. Pecos Street, Westminster, CO 80234
Adams County Economic Development, Large Conf Rm
Working Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Self Introductions
  • Public Comment
  • Discuss agenda and Technical Committee input for upcoming May 30th ADCOG Subregional Forum

April 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Technical Staff Coordination Meeting
12301 Claude Court, Northglenn, CO

2018 Regional Priorities

We are collaboratively working on the "next reasonable phase" for each project with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise, as applicable.

View chart of the prioritization process.

Revisions to our regional priorities list occurs every three years with the most recent update occurring in early 2018.

Below is the current list of 2018 regional priorities.

  • Sheridan Improvements
  • Federal Improvements
  • State Highway 7 Improvements
  • Completion of the North Metro Commuter Rail to State Highway 7
  • I-25 PEL Improvements and Managed Lanes to State Highway 7
  • US 85 & 120th Interchange
  • I-76 & Bridge Street Interchange
  • I-270 Improvements, including near-term improvements on Vasquez Blvd at 60th & 85
  • I-225 Improvements including I-225 & I-70 Express Lane Direct Connect Ramp and restriping @ Sand Creek Bridge
  • I-70 & Piccadilly Interchange
  • State Highway 79 Improvements

County Hearings

Developing the countywide transportation priorities culminates at the county hearing, a CDOT-sponsored meeting occurring every 3-4 years where the agency, along with RTD and DRCOG, meets with each county and its respective local jurisdictions to talk about transportation priorities.

The latest county hearing was held on February 27, 2018.

Adams County's 2018 Presentation

Adams County's 2014 hearing was held on October 9, 2014.