Construction of final piece of Bike path begins this week in Genesee Park

October 2, 2015 - Central/Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Building a safer environment for cyclists traveling alongside I-70.

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun constructing a new 2.4 mile concrete, 10-foot-wide, multipurpose trail and a 120 linear foot pedestrian bridge on the north side of I-70 between mile post 251.4 and 253.8 in Genesee Park. Hamilton Construction of Golden, Colorado is the contractor for the $2.4 million project.

Cyclists currently ride on the shoulders of I-70 to get from the Genesee exit to the El Rancho exit.  This project will complete the trail that currently travels along I-70, giving bicyclists a safer route to travel along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The new pedestrian bridge will be installed at the Genesee Buffalo Herd overlook.

“Creating a safe travel environment for vehicles and bicyclists alike is an important goal for CDOT,” said Paul Jesaitis, CDOT Region 1 Transportation Director. “This project also demonstrates our commitment to collaboration with local agencies such as Denver Parks and Jefferson County to create safer environments around the highways system.”  

Work also includes relocating a CDOT fiber optic line, storm water management drainage improvement and new signage.  CDOT expects minimal impact to I-70; lane closures will only be needed for the Genesee on-ramp.  Crews are scheduled to work Mondays – Fridays from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. The project is scheduled to be completed by February 2016.   

If you have questions about the project, contact the Public Information Team at 720-443-5343 or at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

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