Update Friday, July 21
The MLK Extension noise wall voting process is presumed to be completed as of 4:00 pm on 7/21/17; three days past the voting deadline at midnight 7/18/17. This additional time was to allow all mailed ballots to be received by CCD PW. The voting results are
Yes = 15 (27.3%)
No = 40 (72.7%)
71.4 % of possible votes cast
Yes = 5 (12.8%)
No = 34 (87.2%)
75% of possible votes cast
Yes = 9 (47.4%)
No = 10 (52.6%)
63.3% of possible votes cast
Documentation of the voting results will be mailed to all benefited receptors, and will be presented at the public meeting on Tuesday, July 25.
The noise analysis process conducted per requirements of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) “Noise Analysis and Abatement Guidelines, 2015” determined that noise abatement, in the form of noise walls, is both reasonable and feasible along three separate portions of the project on the south side of the new MLK Blvd. from Ironton St. to Moline St. Along these three blocks, adjacent property owners and residents (benefited receptors) will be asked to vote on their preference for, or against, the construction of a noise wall within their block. If a majority of benefited receptors vote to approve a noise wall within their block, Denver will construct a noise wall. If not, no wall(s) will be constructed. The voting process will conclude in mid-July and results will be posted on this webpage.
A short section of a demonstration noise wall has been constructed just west of Kingston St. along the new MLK alignment. There will be a site meeting and mock wall demonstration on July 5th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm to answer questions that voters may have.
A visual simulation ‘fly-through’ of the walls can be viewed online (one per block) and at the July 5 meeting.
Please note: these Autodesk links require an updated desktop browser with Flash enabled and may not work on mobile devices or older computers. Chrome or Firefox recommended.
The data may take several minutes to load, depending on connection speed. Once the model has loaded, you can interact with the static model, or view an animated for the noise wall by clicking the "movie" icon in the upper left of the page. Select the "story board" for that block to begin the animation. While the animation plays, you can toggle the noise walls on and off to see the perspective with and without the wall using the “Layers” control located next to the Story Board icon. Check the barriers box on/off while the animation is running.