Colorado Mills

Colorado Mills

Lakewood, CO

Traffic Studies, Road Design and Parking Design for Denver Area Mall

Client: 
The Mills Corporation
W+A Key Staff: 

As the traffic engineering consultant for the The Mills Corporation, Wells + Associates conducted traffic studies and parking design for the Colorado Mills Mall project located in Lakewood. This 1,000,000+ S.F. shopping mall has over 200 stores and is located seven miles west of downtown Denver at the confluence of 6th Avenue, Indiana Street, Colfax Avenue, and Interstate 70.

Our traffic studies featured the unique nature of the Mills trip generation for weekday and weekend shopping patterns which led to a series of roadway and access design recommendations. This included ramp improvements to I-70, road improvements to Colfax Avenue that included lane expansions and turn lanes, interchange design recommendations at 6th Avenue and Indiana Street, lane widening and turn lanes for Indiana Street, recommendations on possible connections with surrounding residential streets, and traffic signals. 

Photo credit: By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons