Roads and Traffic

Arapahoe County provides critical connections for transportation network

In recent surveys, you said your top priority is for Arapahoe County to work on traffic congestion. That’s not surprising. County roads have experienced a rapid increase in traffic based on the nearly 75 percent increase in population in the county as well as population growth in nearby counties.

Did you know

  • 34 percent of county roads experience three or more hours of congestion each day
  • 54 percent of the county’s major roads are considered highly congested
  • Arapahoe County workers maintain 1,162 lane miles of roads every day.
  • The condition of about 41 percent of Arapahoe County’s roads are considered poor or very poor

At the same time, Arapahoe County has struggled with maintenance on existing roads. Reconstructing roads costs 10 times more than keeping them properly maintained.

You can learn more about Arapahoe County Public Works, the county department charged with managing and maintaining roads and bridges as well as a host of other transportation infrastructure including sidewalks and street lights.