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CDOT Update: Cherry Creek Trail at Arapahoe Road

As many know, the Cherry Creek Trail at Arapahoe Road is incomplete. Trail users must use Jordan Rd to connect what is only a very short distance (.2 miles) of unfinished trail. The work requires you to ride 1.5 on busy Jordan Rd. The shot below shows the current state of affairs: trail in red (paved) or brown (dirt) and the on-street portion in blue.

 

CDOT Update

 

CDOT is working to connect the two ends of the trail. here’s the blurb posted on the website:

In early November 2013, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a bridge reconstruction project on State Highway (SH) 88 over Cherry Creek in Arapahoe County, from just east of South Jordan Road to South Chambers Way.

Originally built in 1959, the existing bridge needed to be replaced with a structure that meets current standards. In addition, there will be construction on the Cherry Creek Trail. The trail will extend under Arapahoe Road, giving pedestrians and cyclists improved connectivity.

SEMA Construction Inc. of Centennial, Colorado, is the contractor for this $18 million project.

Update

To date, the project is 25 percent complete. Work is ongoing for Phase 1,which included demolition of the south end of the bridge and the eastbound lanes, a major milestone in the project. Caissons have been drilled and work is focused on building structures, including columns, girder placement and back-filling abutments. The first phase is still on target to conclude on time, concurrent with the beginning of Phase 2 at the end of July/early August.

More than half of the floodplain expansion has been completed, and stabilization is scheduled for this month. In the coming weeks, crews will seed and landscape 50 percent of the project.

Please note: Another project will be starting in the area of SH 88, at the Jordan Road and Arapahoe Road intersection. However, this project is separate and not connected or related to SEMA Construction Inc.’s current construction. For information on this project, please call 303-419-4903.

Schedule

Work began in early November 2013 and is expected to last through May 2015. Normal daytime work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with weekend work when needed. Normal nighttime work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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July 18, 2014 - Posted by | Editorial | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I avoid Arapahoe Rd, especially with construction in the area. If you are southbound and especially on a weekend, traffic intensity is reasonable on Jordan Rd, so you can ride either to E. Jamison Dr and connect via Jasper to the Trail or to Bronco Parkway where you access the Trail from a parking lot and trailhead to the east: 39.578179, -104.796761.

    If you are northbound, pass under Bronco Parkway and join Jordan Rd from the parkway (ride west through the open space area to join the Happy Canyon Trail, 39.578657, -104.801602) or get on Jordan Rd. from Jasper and Jamison. These are reasonable options depending on the day of the week and time of day but the trip will be much safer for all cyclists once this connection is complete.

    Comment by Jay Kenney | July 23, 2014 | Reply


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