The project was presented to the public on August 15, 2018, for feedback at the Broomfield Community Center as part of the Walk Bike Broomfield Open House. The public indicated preferences for a 12-foot concrete multi-use trail and to prioritize the trail segment from Nickel Street to the box culvert under US 36. This is approximately halfway between Nickel Street and Flatiron Crossing on Industrial Lane.
A design agreement with Loris and Associates (now Otak) was presented and approved by City Council on November 27, 2018. Design will include survey, underground utility engineering, geotechnical and right of way acquisition. The 10% design plans were presented to OSTAC on January 24, 2019, and a design kickoff meeting was held on January 30, 2019. The design phase is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2019. The project considered sidewalk improvements to the north side of Industrial Lane, in addition to the 12-foot multi-use trail, but the sidewalk costs are not within the budget. The project will proceed with the 12-foot multi-use trail on the south side of Industrial Lane. Staff has reviewed the 60% plans and the project was presented to OSTAC on October 9th. Otak is proceeding with 90% design incorporating staff and OSTAC comments.
The project will create safe bike and pedestrian access along Industrial Lane. It will also improve access to the US 36 Bikeway for Broomfield residents. A survey of the Industrial Lane corridor has been completed.
This project will be coordinated with the West Midway Pedestrian Bridge project and the Nickel Street project to make significant improvements to bike and pedestrian mobility in the area.