Construction requires closure of Cherry Creek Trail

Improvements include new pedestrian bridge, safer underpass

Staff report
Posted 2/4/19

Half a mile of the Cherry Creek Trail, from the Wabash Trailhead to Iliff Avenue in unincorporated Arapahoe County, will be closed through the end of May as construction crews make safety …

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Construction requires closure of Cherry Creek Trail

Improvements include new pedestrian bridge, safer underpass

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Half a mile of the Cherry Creek Trail, from the Wabash Trailhead to Iliff Avenue in unincorporated Arapahoe County, will be closed through the end of May as construction crews make safety improvements to the Iliff underpass and add a new pedestrian bridge over Cherry Creek.

“The project will eliminate the clover leaf — which is difficult to navigate — and the need to ride on a sidewalk along Iliff Avenue,” Roger Harvey, open spaces planning manager, said in a news release. “We are also adding additional lighting and expanding the width of the underpass for safer travel for both pedestrians and bicyclists along the popular regional trail.”

During the construction, trail users traveling north will be detoured onto South Wabash Street at the Wabash Trailhead and routed to the Northside of Iliff Avenue. Trail users should use caution crossing Iliff Avenue, crossing only at the designated crosswalks. Trail users traveling south will be routed east at Cherry Cheek South Drive onto Iliff Avenue and then south on Wabash Street. Detour signs will be posted along the route.

Weekly project updates and photos will be posted at www.arapahoegov.com/cherrycreekdetour. Residents can also call the project information line at 303-210-2204 or email cherry.creek.path.info@sclcontractor.com for updates.

Arapahoe County's Open Spaces Sales and Use Tax is funding the $1.14 million project. Approved by voters in 2003 and again in 2011, the countywide 0.25 cent sales and use tax funds open space, trails and parks throughout Arapahoe County. For more information, please visit www.arapahoegov.com/openspaces.

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