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2D Funded Trail Repairs

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In November 2015, voters passed Ballot Item 2D to retain $2.1 million in excess 2014 sales tax revenues to repair portions of existing City trails

For each of the eight trail corridors identified in the ballot, specific segments of the existing trails have been identified for improvements.  (See map below).  To minimize impacts to trail users, we will be moving forward with a sequenced approach to minimize the number of trail closures and detours at any given time. 

Defining the Need and Opportunity for the Trail Improvements

During our 2014 Parks Master Plan Process we heard from the community that citizens use our Urban Trail and Open Space Trails more than any other amenity within our community.  As well, the community rated improvements and maintenance of the trails as ESSENTIAL to take care of.  During this process there was an emphasis to “Take Care of What We Have,” the Department identified

  • Over 32.4 miles of  Trail Maintenance Needs
  • Maintenance improvements include safety improvements, neighborhood connections, wayfinding and signage
  • The TABOR refund provides some of the needed funding to make these critical improvements

Progress of the Trails

During the improvements, contractors help to keep the detour signs up and clearly marked, plus keep sections of the trail open until work is actually taking place.

Skyline Trail: Yellowwood Dr. to Research Blvd.

  • Status: Construction is completed.
  • Scope of Work: Replacement of concrete that has lifted or sunk, creating tripping hazards.

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail: Mark Dabbling (south of the Goose Gossage Sports Complex) to Tremont Street

  • Status: Construction is completed.
  • Scope of Work: Repainting existing handrail, rerouting portions of the low spots of the trail that collect water, improving the drainage under the Fillmore bridge, improving the entrance and exit on and off the small pedestrian bridge (just north of Polk Street), stabilizing the Dilly Bridge abutments (just south of Polk Street), converting the asphalt trail to a 12’ wide concrete trail and converting the gravel trail west of Tremont Street to a 12’ wide concrete trail.

Sand Creek Trail: Wildflower Park to Hancock Expressway

  • Status: Construction is completed.
  • Scope of Work: Repairing sections of spalding and broken concrete.  Replacement of concrete that had lifted or sunk, creating tripping hazards.  Replacement of the pedestrian ramp at Chelton Road, which helped to improve street drainage into Sand Creek.

Palmer Mesa Trail: Blair Bridge to Garden of the Gods and Stately View to Holmes Middle School

  • Status: Construction is completed.
  • Scope of Work: Conversion of an existing asphalt trail with a new 12’ wide concrete trail from Stately View to the west side of the Mesa Treatment Plant.   

Rock Island Trail: Chelton Road to Academy Blvd and Academy Blvd to Powers Blvd.

  • Status: The 2D Portion of the project is completed.  Sections of the trail are still under construction with City funding. 
  • Scope of Work: The completed section of work between Chelton and Academy included drainage improvements, improved neighborhood connections and street crossings, and converting the asphalt trail into a 12’ wide concrete trail.  The section of trail between Circle Drive and Chelton is currently under construction and will be finished shortly after the new year.  This section of trail is being funded by additional money through the Parks Department.  Work includes drainage improvements, improved neighborhood connections and converting the asphalt trail into a 12’ wide concrete trail.

Homestead Trail: North Carefree to South Carefree

  • Status: The Contractor has been selected and will begin work in January 2017.
  • Scope of Work: Improvements will be made to the pedestrian ramps at South Carefree, improved neighborhood connections, and converting the asphalt trail to a 10’ wide concrete trail.

Shooks Run Trail: Jackson Street to East Jefferson Street and Fontanero Street to Wahsatch Avenue.

  • Status: Construction is currently underway and should be completed by the end of February.
  • Scope of Work: The asphalt trail will be converted to a 12’ wide concrete trail, pedestrian ramps will be improved, and neighborhood connections will be improved.

Sinton Trail: From Mark Dabbling Street to Ellston Street

  • Status: The Contractor has been selected and will begin work in January 2017.
  • Scope of Work: Improvements to line of sight, primarily under the railroad trusses and Sinton Road, connection to Sinton Pond, improve drainage under the trail, and converting the asphalt trail into a 10’ wide concrete trail.