The Confluence Area Multi-Use Path Projects (including the Andrus Road to Airport Road Multi-Use Path Project, Valmont Road Multi-Use Path Project and 61st Street Multi-Use Path Project) at the confluence of Boulder Creek and South Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek and Fourmile Canyon Creek, will provide much-needed multimodal connections between Gunbarrel and the city.
Confluence Area Multi-Use Paths Projects
Three multimodal connection projects between Gunbarrel and Boulder have been identified in the confluence areas of Boulder Creek and South Boulder Creek as well as Boulder Creek and Fourmile Canyon Creek (view a map of the creeks of Boulder here):
The Andrus Road to Airport Road Multi-Use Path project will provide a walking and cycling connection between Gunbarrel (63rd Street path) and central Boulder.
Phase 1 construction of the project was completed in July 2021. The Phase 2 timeline is to be determined - view the project webpage for more info.
The Valmont Road Multi-Use Path will provide a connection from 61st Street to the South Boulder Creek Trail along an RTD rail alignment north of Valmont Road. The 10-foot wide concrete path will include an at-grade crossing on the east side of the Valmont Road and Butte Mill intersection to connect the path to 63rd Street.
Agreements with RTD regarding the path's alignment through their property were finalized in early 2020. The project team has completed the 30% design plans including the final alignment of the path (view here) and is currently working on final design and permitting. The path alignment (view contextual map here) was shared at the public information session on May 23, 2018 - view the "Previous Public Outreach" section below for more details.
The anticipated construction start date for the project is 2023.
A public information session was held in May 2018 and shared project information for the various projects located within the confluence area. The information boards can be found here.
These missing links, identified since the 1980s in the City of Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP), will provide improved bicycling and pedestrian facilities for residents, employees and visitors to the city.
Additionally, the project improvements support the following TMP goals:
- Creating travel options through construction of multimodal facilities
- Supporting regional travel