Getting around Littleton by car can be frustrating sometimes. One bottle neck is scheduled to be eliminated along the scenic Chatfield Avenue corridor. While this will make commuting there more difficult for a while, the result will help us all in the long run.
The project to widen West Chatfield between South Everett Way to South Wadsworth Blvd is in the beginning stages. The plans are for Chatfield to have four lanes with turn lanes, curb, sidewalk and gutters. Also landscaped medians so not all streets will be accessible from both directions. The final designs are set to be done in the Fall of 2008.
Chatfield is not that wide so to get the needed space for the project some home owners property will need to be acquired by Jefferson County. The county will know more of the necessary land needed once the final plans are finished.
The constructions for the project is planed to begin in 2010 so keep an eye out for the improvements on Chatfield Avenue. Bottom line is that this transportation corridor needs improvement and it will be getting it. The price we pay is not only in our tax dollars, it will be in some delays and detours.