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Traffic Congestion

Traffic Congestion

Travel Time Delay is the ratio of peak-period travel time to free-flow travel time for the afternoon peak period (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM) for critical corridors in Arapahoe County, excluding I-25, I-225, and I-70.

Assesses the vehicle congestion that Arapahoe County residents and corridor users will encounter during their afternoon peak-period commutes. Efficient travel is important for quality of life and fostering a safe and vibrant County.

Low – Travel Time Delay is one measure of congestion, which is a reflection of usage during peak hours on the corridor.  Improvement in this index will require a multi-pronged approach that will take into consideration physical, programmatic, operational, and mode shift/opportunity factors and will require the involvement of and coordination with various entities.

During peak-period times, the target is for travel to take no more than 30% longer on average than during free-flow travel times over the same roadway.  Based on current results, travel during peak-period times is taking 33% longer on average than during free-flow travel times.

Legend: Meeting or exceeding target | Close to target | Below target | Data Pending

Contact the Department of Strategy & Performance: [email protected]