S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

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Construction Update

Week of Oct. 17 - 23

Traffic on 120th Street, south of the intersection at S. Boulder Road, is now reduced to a single-lane, alternating travel configuration for motorists. A temporary traffic signal is in place to direct traffic. This impact will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next several months. Heavy traffic impacts are expected, and motorists should use alternative routes.


As construction continues and crews work to bring improvements to the corridor, please obey all construction signage and barriers. For your safety, use signalized or signed crosswalks to cross S. Boulder Road and watch for flaggers. Do not cross through or enter the active construction work zone at any time.


The eastern portion of the LaMont Does Park parking lot along S. Boulder Road is closed and will remain closed until late summer/early fall. The parking lot on Saratoga Drive will remain open and accessible for overflow parking.



S. Boulder Road is in a two-way/head-to-head configuration on the north side of the road. Eastbound and westbound traffic will continue to use this configuration while crews install the storm sewer pipe. Motorists can expect minor delays due to buses stopping to pick up and drop off passengers.


Motorists can expect to see crews working in the area Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm.


Additional Construction Information

  • RTD bus riders who use the stop on S. Boulder Road at Robin Hood Street can catch the bus at the next stop on Sir Galahad at S. Boulder Road. Please be aware of all traffic and stay on 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.
    • 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 summer 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 started construction in April 2021 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 8:30am and 4pm on weekdays unless otherwise required.


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Construction Update

Week of Oct. 17 - 23

Traffic on 120th Street, south of the intersection at S. Boulder Road, is now reduced to a single-lane, alternating travel configuration for motorists. A temporary traffic signal is in place to direct traffic. This impact will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next several months. Heavy traffic impacts are expected, and motorists should use alternative routes.


As construction continues and crews work to bring improvements to the corridor, please obey all construction signage and barriers. For your safety, use signalized or signed crosswalks to cross S. Boulder Road and watch for flaggers. Do not cross through or enter the active construction work zone at any time.


The eastern portion of the LaMont Does Park parking lot along S. Boulder Road is closed and will remain closed until late summer/early fall. The parking lot on Saratoga Drive will remain open and accessible for overflow parking.



S. Boulder Road is in a two-way/head-to-head configuration on the north side of the road. Eastbound and westbound traffic will continue to use this configuration while crews install the storm sewer pipe. Motorists can expect minor delays due to buses stopping to pick up and drop off passengers.


Motorists can expect to see crews working in the area Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm.


Additional Construction Information

  • RTD bus riders who use the stop on S. Boulder Road at Robin Hood Street can catch the bus at the next stop on Sir Galahad at S. Boulder Road. Please be aware of all traffic and stay on 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.
    • 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 summer 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 started construction in April 2021 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 8:30am and 4pm on weekdays unless otherwise required.


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