Two U.S. highways and two State highways intersect at the Broomfield Interchange in the heart of the City and County. U.S. Highway 36 (Boulder Turnpike) runs between Denver, which is 12 miles from Broomfield, and Boulder, which is 10 miles to the northwest. The Broomfield Interchange along with the 96th Street Interchange on the Boulder Turnpike provides direct access to the Interlocken Business Park, FlatIron Crossing Regional Mall, and the Jefferson County Airport areas where the majority of the employment in Broomfield currently rests. Development to the northeast at the intersection of Interstate Highway 25 and State Highway 7 is creating the next growth area for employment, retail and residential development in Broomfield.
In 2003 construction was completed on the Northwest Parkway that connects Interlocken Advanced Technology Environment and FlatIron Crossing Mall at US 36 and 96th Street to I-25 and E-470 at approximately 158th. This new toll road serving Broomfield was opened December 31, 2003. The Northwest Parkway provides residents and businesses with easy 20-30 minute access to the Denver International Airport (DIA). Rail served sites are available in Broomfield, with rail service provided by the Burlingtion Santa Fe Railroad. These rail sites, combined with the excellent transportation system, provide companies with easy highway, rail or air access.
Broomfield, through 36 Commuting Solutions, has expanded the use of the Call-n-Ride service to connect Park-n-Ride lots and employers’ offices, offering bus riders door-to-door service. In 2004, Colorado voters approved a plan called FasTracks to develop light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit throughtout the metro area, including the U.S. 36 corridor.
On April 19, 2012 RTD presented an update on the U.S. 36 transportation project to the Broomfield EDC. To view the presentation click here.
Corporate jet service is available at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport lying immediately adjacent to Broomfield, providing a 9,000-foot runway, customs and full support services.