S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

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Construction Update

Week of May 9 - 15

The new two-way configuration on the north side of S. Boulder Road is now in place. Eastbound and westbound traffic can continue to use this two-way configuration while crews continue to install the storm sewer pipe. Motorists can expect minor delays as buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers in this two-way single lane configuration.

Motorists can expect to see work crews in the area Monday through Friday working during the hours of 7am to 6pm.


Daily, from 7am to 6pm, motorists can expect periodic alternating single lane closures on S. Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street as well as various locations on 120th Street.


In preparation for the roadway improvements on S. Boulder Road, crews will continue with tree removals along the corridor. This work is expected to have minimal impact to the traveling public.


Additional Construction Information

  • RTD bus riders traveling eastbound at the Robin Hood Street and S. Boulder Road stop can catch the bus at the Sir Galahad Drive stop traveling north. Please be aware of all traffic and stay on the designated paths.


  • Daily, from 7am to 6pm, crews will be working on the shoulder on the south side of S. Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street. Motorists can expect to see construction work in the shoulder with intermittent single-lane closures within the construction work zone. There will be no access to the shoulder and limited access to the bus stop on the south side of S. Boulder Road.
    • The sidewalk on the south side of S. Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street, will also be closed as part of this work. Pedestrians and cyclists should follow sidewalk detour signage and use the sidewalk on the north side of S. Boulder Road in this area.


Please use caution in the work zone and follow construction signage. Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Please follow this page for specific construction updates and traffic impacts. The project team will also send email updates and post on Facebook and Twitter.


Project Overview

The City of Lafayette’s S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvements project will enhance safety and multimodal travel for all users along this corridor. This project includes improvements to S. Boulder Road, between the Saratoga/Merlin Drive intersection and 120th Street, with minor work on City Center Circle and on 120th Street, between approximately Eastwind Drive and Coal Creek.


Project work includes:

  • Improving S. Boulder Road from the Saratoga/Merlin Drive intersection to 120th Street to accommodate a center turn lane, bike lanes, and a new 6-foot-wide sidewalk along S. Boulder Road.

  • Constructing a new multi-use path (10-foot-wide sidewalk) along the south side of S. Boulder Road from the Saratoga/Merlin Drive intersection to 120th Street to improve multimodal connectivity to Alicia Sanchez Elementary School.
    1. Intermittent sidewalk improvements along City Center Circle from S. Boulder Road to the RTD Park-n-Ride.

  • Reconstructing the LaMont Does Park parking lot.

  • Burying overhead power lines along S. Boulder Road.

  • Constructing a new signalized intersection at S. Boulder Road and 120th Street, and widening 120th Street at this intersection.

  • Improving drainage along S. Boulder Road and 120th Street.


Schedule:

Construction began in March 2021 and is estimated to continue through early 2022.


Funding:

This is a City of Lafayette project, funded by a Colorado Department of Transportation grant, Boulder County’s countywide transportation sales tax and City of Lafayette road funds.



Nearby Projects:

Xcel Energy will begin construction as early as Monday, April 12 to replace approximately .05 miles of natural gas pipe located along S. Public Road between S. Boulder Road and the alley north of Emma Street. Construction is anticipated to be completed this fall. Crews will work north to south on South Public Road to finish in the narrower part of the road first. Efforts to minimize traffic disruptions and impacts to business will include traffic control and limited working hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays unless otherwise required.


Connect with the Project team:

Construction Update

Week of May 9 - 15

The new two-way configuration on the north side of S. Boulder Road is now in place. Eastbound and westbound traffic can continue to use this two-way configuration while crews continue to install the storm sewer pipe. Motorists can expect minor delays as buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers in this two-way single lane configuration.

Motorists can expect to see work crews in the area Monday through Friday working during the hours of 7am to 6pm.


Daily, from 7am to 6pm, motorists can expect periodic alternating single lane closures on S. Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street as well as various locations on 120th Street.


In preparation for the roadway improvements on S. Boulder Road, crews will continue with tree removals along the corridor. This work is expected to have minimal impact to the traveling public.


Additional Construction Information

  • RTD bus riders traveling eastbound at the Robin Hood Street and S. Boulder Road stop can catch the bus at the Sir Galahad Drive stop traveling north. Please be aware of all traffic and stay on the designated paths.


  • Daily, from 7am to 6pm, crews will be working on the shoulder on the south side of S. Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street. Motorists can expect to see construction work in the shoulder with intermittent single-lane closures within the construction work zone. There will be no access to the shoulder and limited access to the bus stop on the south side of S. Boulder Road.
    • The sidewalk on the south side of S. Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street, will also be closed as part of this work. Pedestrians and cyclists should follow sidewalk detour signage and use the sidewalk on the north side of S. Boulder Road in this area.


Please use caution in the work zone and follow construction signage. Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Please follow this page for specific construction updates and traffic impacts. The project team will also send email updates and post on Facebook and Twitter.


Project Overview

The City of Lafayette’s S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvements project will enhance safety and multimodal travel for all users along this corridor. This project includes improvements to S. Boulder Road, between the Saratoga/Merlin Drive intersection and 120th Street, with minor work on City Center Circle and on 120th Street, between approximately Eastwind Drive and Coal Creek.


Project work includes:

  • Improving S. Boulder Road from the Saratoga/Merlin Drive intersection to 120th Street to accommodate a center turn lane, bike lanes, and a new 6-foot-wide sidewalk along S. Boulder Road.

  • Constructing a new multi-use path (10-foot-wide sidewalk) along the south side of S. Boulder Road from the Saratoga/Merlin Drive intersection to 120th Street to improve multimodal connectivity to Alicia Sanchez Elementary School.
    1. Intermittent sidewalk improvements along City Center Circle from S. Boulder Road to the RTD Park-n-Ride.

  • Reconstructing the LaMont Does Park parking lot.

  • Burying overhead power lines along S. Boulder Road.

  • Constructing a new signalized intersection at S. Boulder Road and 120th Street, and widening 120th Street at this intersection.

  • Improving drainage along S. Boulder Road and 120th Street.


Schedule:

Construction began in March 2021 and is estimated to continue through early 2022.


Funding:

This is a City of Lafayette project, funded by a Colorado Department of Transportation grant, Boulder County’s countywide transportation sales tax and City of Lafayette road funds.



Nearby Projects:

Xcel Energy will begin construction as early as Monday, April 12 to replace approximately .05 miles of natural gas pipe located along S. Public Road between S. Boulder Road and the alley north of Emma Street. Construction is anticipated to be completed this fall. Crews will work north to south on South Public Road to finish in the narrower part of the road first. Efforts to minimize traffic disruptions and impacts to business will include traffic control and limited working hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays unless otherwise required.


Connect with the Project team: