Feasibility Studies

Powers Corridor Mode Feasibility Assessment

Colorado Springs, CO
Powers Corridor

JFSA conducted the Powers Corridor Mode Feasibility Study/Corridor Assessment (MFS/CA) for the Colorado Department of Transportation. The purpose was to determine how best to improve the capacity of the central 10-mile portion of the Powers Corridor, located on the eastern side of Colorado Springs. The JFSA Traffic and Transportation Planning Group was responsible for preparing the Mode Feasibility portion of the report. A list of transit alternatives was assessed using a two-part screening process.

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Powers Corridor Mode Feasibility Assessment
Dowd Canyon Feasibility Study
US 34 Environmental Assessment
SH 402 Environmental Assessment
Environmental Design Services - Phase I

Powers Corridor Mode Feasibility Assessment

Colorado Springs, CO
Powers Corridor

JFSA conducted the Powers Corridor Mode Feasibility Study/Corridor Assessment (MFS/CA) for the Colorado Department of Transportation. The purpose was to determine how best to improve the capacity of the central 10-mile portion of the Powers Corridor, located on the eastern side of Colorado Springs. The JFSA Traffic and Transportation Planning Group was responsible for preparing the Mode Feasibility portion of the report. A list of transit alternatives was assessed using a two-part screening process.

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Dowd Canyon Feasibility Study

Minturn, Colorado
Dowd Canyon

JFSA provided professional services to CDOT Region 3 in the preparation of a feasibility study addressing possible improvements of the stretch of I-70 from West Vail to Eagle-Vail. This 3.5-mile canyon is one of the oldest sections of I-70 and has experienced more than its normal share of accidents and traffic congestion. Although a rural stretch of interstate, it exhibits traffic congestion and high accident rates due to substandard alignment, frequent roadway icing and inadequate interchange ramps.

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US 34 Environmental Assessment

Loveland, Colorado
US 34 Environmental

This environmental assessment for six miles of US 34 from US 287 in Loveland to approximately two miles east of I-25 involved a traffic operations analysis in an urban environment with access issues, including substantial new developments occurring during the course of the project. The intersections were analyzed and optimized in groups as well as individually in order to create the most appropriate network design.


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SH 402 Environmental Assessment

Loveland, Colorado
SH 402 Environmental

JFSA conducted an Environmental Assessment for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) covering this approximately four-mile highway in the southeast part of Loveland, Colorado. The purpose was to improve the mobility and safety of this two-lane un-divided highway with seven un-signalized intersections in the eastern three miles of the corridor and two signalized intersections in the western part of the corridor.

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Environmental Design Services - Phase I

Valles Caldera National Preserve
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Environmental Design Services

JFSA provided design services for the Valles Caldera Trust, including site planning, architectural design, roadway design, and traffic analysis. The Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) consists of an 89,000-acre ranch nestled inside a volcanic Caldera, providing a unique experiment in public land management. As part of opening the Preserve to the public, the VCNP intended to provide the public with wildlife viewing facilities along New Mexico State Highway 4, located such that it gives the public an opportunity to experience the Caldera.

Project Highlights:
  • Traffic and Roadway Analysis for the proposed accesses to the viewing areas as well as the main entrance based on traffic expected in 2025
  • Entrance Alternative Cost Estimates
  • Drainage Report
  • Wildlife Viewing Area Site Plans including parking lot designs
    conducive to smooth and safe operations
  • Wild life Viewing Area Site design that provides a safe and pleasant viewing experience for the public and which includes facilities such as ample parking, amenities, picnic spots and hiking trails
  • Wildlife Viewing Area Cost Estimates
  • Architectural Drawings & Site Photos