All lanes reopen on Broadway; project to finish on schedule
As planned 18 months ago, the Broadway (Pine to Iris) Reconstruction project reopened all lanes on Broadway late last week prior to the start of the 2010/2011 school year. The project is on track to be completely finished by mid-September.
This $14.8 million Public Works project (total design and construction) represents the largest single transportation project to be constructed in the City of Boulder. A Federal Highway Administration grant and previous contributions by the Colorado Department of Transportation covered approximately 2/3 of the project construction costs.
“This intricate, multifaceted project which replaced virtually all the city lifelines that touched it – like sidewalks and roadways, gas lines and water and sewer systems— will ensure the roadway and everything underneath is in good working condition for the next 30 years,” said Director of Public Works for Transportation Tracy Winfree. “A huge thank you goes out to residents, the surrounding business community and anyone who felt the effects of this construction. We could not have kept to our promised schedule without their patience and understanding.”
In the remaining month of construction, crews will be completing minor final-finish work items including landscape restorations/installations, minor concrete sidewalk/driveway work and final striping in the Pine Street to Balsam Avenue segment on Broadway. In general, these remaining project tasks will necessitate intermittent, off-peak single lane closures.
The Broadway (Pine to Iris) Reconstruction project includes the following corridor improvements:
- 5.5 lane miles of new concrete roadway;
- Replacement of 65,000 square feet of sidewalk;
- Installation of improved transit stop amenities including new bus shelters, bike racks, trash receptacles and transit stop boarding areas at all 20 locations in this section of Broadway;
- Installation of public art as part of the Broadway in Motion design theme at improved transit stops;
- Replacement of the Farmer’s Ditch structure north of Elder Avenue;
- Installation of 1.3 miles of new public storm sewer lines;
- Replacement of 1.8 miles of aging public water lines;
- Replacement of 0.3 miles of aging public sanitary sewer lines;
- Installation of 4.4 miles of new public fiber-optic line infrastructure;
- Installation of new private utilities including 80 new street lights and 1.1 miles of new gas lines;
- Undergrounding of significant overhead utilities;
- Installation of new landscaping and urban design features;
- Urban tree preservation measures; and
- Significant historic preservation and mitigation.
For more project information, contact Alex May at 303-441-3266.