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Broomfield Trail Project
On December 2, 2014, the City Council approved an agreement with T2 Construction, Inc. for the construction of Phase 2 of the Broomfield Trail Segment 6-Lowell Boulevard to Sheridan Parkway. View the staff memo to City Council.

Work on the Broomfield Trail started the first week of February 2015 and is substantially complete, with the exception of finish grading and native seeding. Due to an active red-tailed hawk nest, work on the Lowell Trail north of West 144th Avenue could not commence until July. An environmental clearance letter regarding the nest has been received, and earthwork associated with the Lowell Trail started in mid-July. Project completion is anticipated in mid-September 2015.

ConstructionThe Broomfield Trail will stretch a total of 22 miles once all sections are completed. It will extend from the Great Western Open Space in the southwest corner of Broomfield just east of Indiana Street to northeast of Weld County Road 6 and Interstate 25. The trail is intended to be a multi-modal trail for bicyclists and pedestrians. The trail design standard is a 10-foot-wide concrete trail with a three-foot crusher fines shoulder on one side. To date, 8.65 miles of the Broomfield Trail are built. Map of entire Broomfield Trail

The proposed alignment for the Broomfield Trail Project 2014 includes a trail that would extend west from Lowell Boulevard along the north side of the FRICO Community Ditch, continue between the Wildgrass subdivision and Glasser Reservoir, and tie into an existing trail south of the Sheridan Parkway underpass. In response to citizen concerns about pedestrian and bicyclist safety along Lowell Boulevard, the project was bid with an add-alternate option for a trail connection along Lowell Boulevard, from West 144th Avenue north to Community Ditch. View map.

A consulting firm completed an environmental review in March 2014 of 1) wetlands, 2) Federally Threatened and Endangered Species (TES), and 3) other wildlife and migratory birds. View the report.

Public Involvement to Date

April 17, 2014 - A public open house was held to gather residents' comments on the originally-proposed alignment. Open House comments

April 24, 2014 - The Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (OSTAC) reviewed the status of the project. Read minutes of the meeting.

August 28, 2014 - In response to citizen comments at the earlier OSTAC meeting, Broomfield staff presented the original alignment and three alternate alignments for OSTAC review at its August 28 meeting.  View map of alternate routes.

After hearing public comments and considering the updated trail information, members made a recommendation to City Council to proceed with the original alignment. Read minutes of the OSTAC 8/28/14 meeting.

October 14, 2014 - Staff presented the proposed project to City Council for its review. View Council memo staff report. The City Council directed staff to solicit contractor bids for the proposed alignment and to adjust cost estimates for the alternate trail alignments based on unit pricing from the low bidder.

December 2, 2014 - In December 2014, the City Council approved an agreement with T2 Construction, Inc. for construction of Phase 2 of the Broomfield Trail Segment 6-Lowell Boulevard to Sheridan Parkway. Trail work began the first week in February 2015 and is expected to be complete by June. See staff report to Council.