South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

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Week of April 21:


Temporary traffic signal on 120th Street, north of South Boulder Road

Starting as soon as Wednesday, Feb. 28, traffic on 120th Street, north of the intersection at South Boulder Road, will be in a temporary single lane, alternating traffic configuration for motorists. A temporary traffic signal will be in place to direct traffic. The traffic signal and lane closure will be set up 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

After work north of the intersection is complete, as early as April 15, the work will shift south of South Boulder Road, and the temporary traffic signal will be in place for approximately two weeks.

Heavy traffic impacts are expected.




The eastern Round Table Drive entrance to Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park will remain closed for approximately six months.


New traffic alignment on South Boulder Road

The asphalt roadway paving work on the south side of South Boulder Road is now complete and traffic has been shifted on the south side of the road.

The new traffic alignment allows crews to start construction on the north side of South Boulder Road. 


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


South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project Update – April 2023
(Versión en español abajo)

City Council and staff share the community’s frustration with the South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project and have taken recent actions to move the Project forward. Progress resulting from a Work Change Directive and an agreement with the contractor, Castle Rock Construction Company, has re-activated construction operations within the corridor.

The contractor has agreed to have the next phase of construction on the south side of South Boulder Road (SBR) completed by September 30, 2023. Work activity will then move to the north side of SBR.

Storm Sewer Work Directive
On March 9, 2023, the City issued a Work Change Directive requiring the contractor to perform certain storm sewer work that was required due to a design change.

Agreement with the Contractor
On March 16, 2023, the City and the contractor reached an agreement on cost and schedule issues related to the Project. This agreement is subject to formal City Council approval, which is expected to occur on April 4, 2023.

In the agreement, among other things, the contractor agreed the following work will be completed by Sept. 30, 2023:

  • All work along the south side of SBR necessary to shift traffic from the north side of SBR to the south side of SBR.
  • This includes all work necessary to rework and install the redesigned storm sewer line along the south side of SBR.
  • This also includes all work relating to the multiuse path, curb and gutter, asphalt base layer, and preliminary paving along the south side of SBR.

Water line plans
The City determined it is in its and residents’ best interest to replace the existing 50-year-old water line that runs under SBR at the same time the other work is being performed in the area. This added scope will improve the integrity and longevity of the infrastructure. On March 13, 2023 the City received plans from the designer for a new water line. The contractor has agreed to take all reasonable efforts to provide a proposal to the City by March 31, 2023 for the additional cost and additional time to perform the replacement water line work.

Next steps
Once work on the south side of SBR is completed in September 2023, construction efforts will move to focus on the replacement of the water line on the north side of the road and other work necessary to complete the Project.

City Council and staff would like to thank the community for your patience with the ongoing disruption along South Boulder Road. The City of Lafayette is committed to enhancing safety and multimodal travel for all users along this corridor and to relieve residents and commuters of the frustrating inconvenience this Project has caused. Since the Project began in early 2021, the City and crews have encountered many unexpected conflicts and delays. At this time, it is anticipated the entire Project will be substantially complete (normal traffic patterns will resume) by approximately mid-2024.

Stay up to date on Project information
This project website, lafayetteco.gov/SouthBoulderRoad, is a useful resource and is updated weekly with new information. Residents can also subscribe to receive periodic Project notices via email through this site.



Actualización del Proyecto de Mejora Multimodal de South Boulder Road - abril 2023

El Concejo Municipal y el personal comparten la frustración de la comunidad con el Proyecto de Mejora Multimodal de South Boulder Road y han tomado medidas recientes para hacer avanzar el Proyecto. El progreso resultante de una Directiva de Cambio de Obra y un acuerdo con el contratista, Castle Rock Construction Company, ha reactivado las operaciones de construcción dentro del corredor.

El contratista ha acordado completar la siguiente fase de construcción a lo largo del lado sur de South Boulder Road (SBR) para el 30 de septiembre de 2023.

Directiva de trabajo del Alcantarillado Pluvial
El 9 de marzo, la Ciudad emitió una Directiva de Cambio de Trabajo que requiere que el contratista realice ciertos trabajos de alcantarillado pluvial que fueron requeridos debido a un cambio de diseño.

Acuerdo con el Contratista
El 16 de marzo, la Ciudad y el contratista llegaron a un acuerdo sobre el costo y cuestiones de calendario relacionadas con el Proyecto. Este acuerdo está sujeto a la aprobación formal del Concejo Municipal, que se espera que ocurra el 4 de abril.

En el acuerdo, entre otras cosas, el contratista acordó que el siguiente trabajo se completará el 30 de septiembre de 2023:

  • Todo el trabajo a lo largo del lado sur de SBR necesario para cambiar el tráfico desde el lado norte de SBR al lado sur de SBR.
  • Esto incluye todo el trabajo necesario para volver a trabajar e instalar la línea de alcantarillado pluvial rediseñada a lo largo del lado sur de SBR.
  • Esto también incluye todos los trabajos relacionados con el camino multiuso, bordillo y cuneta, capa de base de asfalto y pavimentación preliminar a lo largo del lado sur de SBR.

Planes de Línea de Agua
La Ciudad determinó que es en su mejor interés y de los residentes reemplazar la línea de agua existente de 50 años de antigüedad que corre bajo SBR al mismo tiempo que se realizan los demás trabajos en la zona. Este alcance adicional mejorará la integridad y la longevidad de la infraestructura. El 13 de marzo, la ciudad recibió planos del diseñador para una nueva línea de agua. El contratista ha acordado hacer todos los esfuerzos razonables para proporcionar una propuesta a la Ciudad antes del 31 de marzo por el costo adicional y tiempo adicional para realizar el trabajo de reemplazo de la línea de agua.

Próximos pasos
Una vez que el trabajo en el lado sur de la SBR se complete en septiembre de 2023, los esfuerzos de construcción se centrarán en la sustitución de la línea de agua en el lado norte y otros trabajos necesarios para completar el proyecto.

El Concejo Municipal y el personal quieren agradecer a la comunidad por su paciencia con la interrupción en curso a lo largo de South Boulder Road. La Ciudad de Lafayette se ha comprometido a mejorar la seguridad y los viajes multimodales para todos los usuarios a lo largo de este corredor y aliviar a los residentes y a los viajeros de los frustrantes inconvenientes que este Proyecto ha causado. Desde que el Proyecto comenzó a principios de 2021, la Ciudad y los equipos se han enfrentado a muchos conflictos y retrasos inesperados. En este momento, se anticipa que todo el Proyecto estará sustancialmente completo (se reanudarán los patrones normales de tráfico) aproximadamente a mediados de 2024.

Manténgase actualizado sobre la información del Proyecto
El sitio web del Proyecto de la Ciudad, lafayetteco.gov/SouthBoulderRoad, es un recurso útil y se actualiza semanalmente con nueva información. Los residentes también pueden suscribirse para recibir notificaciones periódicas de proyectos por correo electrónico a través de este sitio.



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 South Boulder Road and watch for flaggers. Do not cross through or enter the active construction work zone at any time.


Additional Construction Information

  • RTD bus riders who use the stop on South Boulder Road at Robin Hood Street can catch the bus at the next stop on Sir Galahad at South Boulder Road. Please be aware of all traffic and stay on designated paths.

  • The sidewalk on the south side of South Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street, is closed. Pedestrians and cyclists should follow sidewalk detour signage and use the sidewalk on the north side of South Boulder Road in this area.


Project Overview

The City of Lafayette’s South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvements Project will enhance safety and multimodal travel for all users along this corridor. This Project includes improvements to South 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 South 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 on the north side of South Boulder Road.

  • Constructing a new multi-use path (10-foot-wide sidewalk) along the south side of South 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 South Boulder Road to the RTD Park-n-Ride.

  • Reconstructing the LaMont Does Park parking lot.

  • Burying overhead power lines along South Boulder Road.

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

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

  • Replacing an aging water line.

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.



Connect with the Project team:

Week of April 21:


Temporary traffic signal on 120th Street, north of South Boulder Road

Starting as soon as Wednesday, Feb. 28, traffic on 120th Street, north of the intersection at South Boulder Road, will be in a temporary single lane, alternating traffic configuration for motorists. A temporary traffic signal will be in place to direct traffic. The traffic signal and lane closure will be set up 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

After work north of the intersection is complete, as early as April 15, the work will shift south of South Boulder Road, and the temporary traffic signal will be in place for approximately two weeks.

Heavy traffic impacts are expected.




The eastern Round Table Drive entrance to Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park will remain closed for approximately six months.


New traffic alignment on South Boulder Road

The asphalt roadway paving work on the south side of South Boulder Road is now complete and traffic has been shifted on the south side of the road.

The new traffic alignment allows crews to start construction on the north side of South Boulder Road. 


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


South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project Update – April 2023
(Versión en español abajo)

City Council and staff share the community’s frustration with the South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project and have taken recent actions to move the Project forward. Progress resulting from a Work Change Directive and an agreement with the contractor, Castle Rock Construction Company, has re-activated construction operations within the corridor.

The contractor has agreed to have the next phase of construction on the south side of South Boulder Road (SBR) completed by September 30, 2023. Work activity will then move to the north side of SBR.

Storm Sewer Work Directive
On March 9, 2023, the City issued a Work Change Directive requiring the contractor to perform certain storm sewer work that was required due to a design change.

Agreement with the Contractor
On March 16, 2023, the City and the contractor reached an agreement on cost and schedule issues related to the Project. This agreement is subject to formal City Council approval, which is expected to occur on April 4, 2023.

In the agreement, among other things, the contractor agreed the following work will be completed by Sept. 30, 2023:

  • All work along the south side of SBR necessary to shift traffic from the north side of SBR to the south side of SBR.
  • This includes all work necessary to rework and install the redesigned storm sewer line along the south side of SBR.
  • This also includes all work relating to the multiuse path, curb and gutter, asphalt base layer, and preliminary paving along the south side of SBR.

Water line plans
The City determined it is in its and residents’ best interest to replace the existing 50-year-old water line that runs under SBR at the same time the other work is being performed in the area. This added scope will improve the integrity and longevity of the infrastructure. On March 13, 2023 the City received plans from the designer for a new water line. The contractor has agreed to take all reasonable efforts to provide a proposal to the City by March 31, 2023 for the additional cost and additional time to perform the replacement water line work.

Next steps
Once work on the south side of SBR is completed in September 2023, construction efforts will move to focus on the replacement of the water line on the north side of the road and other work necessary to complete the Project.

City Council and staff would like to thank the community for your patience with the ongoing disruption along South Boulder Road. The City of Lafayette is committed to enhancing safety and multimodal travel for all users along this corridor and to relieve residents and commuters of the frustrating inconvenience this Project has caused. Since the Project began in early 2021, the City and crews have encountered many unexpected conflicts and delays. At this time, it is anticipated the entire Project will be substantially complete (normal traffic patterns will resume) by approximately mid-2024.

Stay up to date on Project information
This project website, lafayetteco.gov/SouthBoulderRoad, is a useful resource and is updated weekly with new information. Residents can also subscribe to receive periodic Project notices via email through this site.



Actualización del Proyecto de Mejora Multimodal de South Boulder Road - abril 2023

El Concejo Municipal y el personal comparten la frustración de la comunidad con el Proyecto de Mejora Multimodal de South Boulder Road y han tomado medidas recientes para hacer avanzar el Proyecto. El progreso resultante de una Directiva de Cambio de Obra y un acuerdo con el contratista, Castle Rock Construction Company, ha reactivado las operaciones de construcción dentro del corredor.

El contratista ha acordado completar la siguiente fase de construcción a lo largo del lado sur de South Boulder Road (SBR) para el 30 de septiembre de 2023.

Directiva de trabajo del Alcantarillado Pluvial
El 9 de marzo, la Ciudad emitió una Directiva de Cambio de Trabajo que requiere que el contratista realice ciertos trabajos de alcantarillado pluvial que fueron requeridos debido a un cambio de diseño.

Acuerdo con el Contratista
El 16 de marzo, la Ciudad y el contratista llegaron a un acuerdo sobre el costo y cuestiones de calendario relacionadas con el Proyecto. Este acuerdo está sujeto a la aprobación formal del Concejo Municipal, que se espera que ocurra el 4 de abril.

En el acuerdo, entre otras cosas, el contratista acordó que el siguiente trabajo se completará el 30 de septiembre de 2023:

  • Todo el trabajo a lo largo del lado sur de SBR necesario para cambiar el tráfico desde el lado norte de SBR al lado sur de SBR.
  • Esto incluye todo el trabajo necesario para volver a trabajar e instalar la línea de alcantarillado pluvial rediseñada a lo largo del lado sur de SBR.
  • Esto también incluye todos los trabajos relacionados con el camino multiuso, bordillo y cuneta, capa de base de asfalto y pavimentación preliminar a lo largo del lado sur de SBR.

Planes de Línea de Agua
La Ciudad determinó que es en su mejor interés y de los residentes reemplazar la línea de agua existente de 50 años de antigüedad que corre bajo SBR al mismo tiempo que se realizan los demás trabajos en la zona. Este alcance adicional mejorará la integridad y la longevidad de la infraestructura. El 13 de marzo, la ciudad recibió planos del diseñador para una nueva línea de agua. El contratista ha acordado hacer todos los esfuerzos razonables para proporcionar una propuesta a la Ciudad antes del 31 de marzo por el costo adicional y tiempo adicional para realizar el trabajo de reemplazo de la línea de agua.

Próximos pasos
Una vez que el trabajo en el lado sur de la SBR se complete en septiembre de 2023, los esfuerzos de construcción se centrarán en la sustitución de la línea de agua en el lado norte y otros trabajos necesarios para completar el proyecto.

El Concejo Municipal y el personal quieren agradecer a la comunidad por su paciencia con la interrupción en curso a lo largo de South Boulder Road. La Ciudad de Lafayette se ha comprometido a mejorar la seguridad y los viajes multimodales para todos los usuarios a lo largo de este corredor y aliviar a los residentes y a los viajeros de los frustrantes inconvenientes que este Proyecto ha causado. Desde que el Proyecto comenzó a principios de 2021, la Ciudad y los equipos se han enfrentado a muchos conflictos y retrasos inesperados. En este momento, se anticipa que todo el Proyecto estará sustancialmente completo (se reanudarán los patrones normales de tráfico) aproximadamente a mediados de 2024.

Manténgase actualizado sobre la información del Proyecto
El sitio web del Proyecto de la Ciudad, lafayetteco.gov/SouthBoulderRoad, es un recurso útil y se actualiza semanalmente con nueva información. Los residentes también pueden suscribirse para recibir notificaciones periódicas de proyectos por correo electrónico a través de este sitio.



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 South Boulder Road and watch for flaggers. Do not cross through or enter the active construction work zone at any time.


Additional Construction Information

  • RTD bus riders who use the stop on South Boulder Road at Robin Hood Street can catch the bus at the next stop on Sir Galahad at South Boulder Road. Please be aware of all traffic and stay on designated paths.

  • The sidewalk on the south side of South Boulder Road, from Saratoga Drive to 120th Street, is closed. Pedestrians and cyclists should follow sidewalk detour signage and use the sidewalk on the north side of South Boulder Road in this area.


Project Overview

The City of Lafayette’s South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvements Project will enhance safety and multimodal travel for all users along this corridor. This Project includes improvements to South 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 South 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 on the north side of South Boulder Road.

  • Constructing a new multi-use path (10-foot-wide sidewalk) along the south side of South 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 South Boulder Road to the RTD Park-n-Ride.

  • Reconstructing the LaMont Does Park parking lot.

  • Burying overhead power lines along South Boulder Road.

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

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

  • Replacing an aging water line.

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.



Connect with the Project team:

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