Improving Safety and Multimodal Function of US Highway 40
Fraser, Colorado | 2016
Like many mountain towns in Colorado, the town of Fraser is heavily impacted by its location within a resort region. A bedroom community within 30 minutes of Winter Park Ski Resort, Fraser sees strong winter and summer tourism, but also has an established year-round community. Despite a strong community feel, the town experiences many of the challenges that come with being in a resort region. A lack of affordable housing and economic diversification top the list, along with safety concerns due to Highway 40 bisecting the town. Due to the placement of the highway, Fraser also lacks a traditional downtown area.