Highway 50 TAP Grants

The City has been awarded a Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

The City applied for two TAP grants and was awarded both grants on October 18, 2016.  The first project is for the US Highway 50 Crossings which includes two crosswalks: the first being a crossing at Jorgensen and Legion Parks, the second crossing is located at 11th Street.  The second grant is for planning the West Gunnison US Highway 50 Design Project.
Federal funding will available in 2018 through 2020 and the first project will be the Jorgensen and Legion Park Crossing.  The TAP Grant is up to $315,844 for the Crossings Project and $128,000 for the West Gunnison Design Project.


History of the Complete Streets Project.

Gunnison residents identified the physical and perceived “safety barriers” to traveling along and crossing Highway 50 and Main Street at previous City Council meetings.

Interactive community workshops have been held to focus on those challenges, identify potential design solutions that fit the character of Gunnison, and identify stakeholders to work with during the “complete streets” process. Please see the Workshop Summary (May 26) and the Workshop Council Presentation and Recommendation

What is the Project Background?

Local efforts to improve non-motorized transportation functions are tied to initial work in 2006 that set the stage for the 2007 City’s recreation bond initiative. A survey conducted as a prelude to this initiative indicated a strong community desire to improve the city trail system. Many plans have identified the importance of non-motorized transportation within the City.    More on Project Background

Existing Conditions

Gunnison is unique in that two Highways disect our community that create challenges for non-motorized travel. The wide streets are percieved to be "too fast" and "non yielding" and too dangerous and unsafe for crossing... More on Existing Conditions

Proposed Design

Several workshops have been held to develop design drawings for Tomichi Avenue. Ongoing Main Street programming will focus on conceptual designs that will allow certain improvements to move forward through the CDOT permitting program.... More on Proposed Design

Get Involved

Many workshops have been held to develop design drawings for Tomichi Avenue and create conceptual design for Main Street. As the project moves forward there will be more opportunity to get involved and provide input regarding the proposed design....More on Getting Involved

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