The project will construct a 12-wide trail from Commerce Street to the East Park Underpass along Industrial lane. The consulting engineer has submitted 90% design plans for staff review. Property acquisition is needed to fit the new trail within the right of way. The City will be making the property owners offers and negotiating the terms of the acquisition and easements until early March 2020 depending on how quickly the final terms are achieved. Construction bidding is planned for April 2020 and a construction start of July/August 2020. The project is anticipated to take 4-6 months to construct.
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.
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.