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Foothills Parkway Bicycle and Pedestrian Underpass

About the Project

The existing bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Foothills Parkway south of Colorado Avenue connects neighborhoods east and west of Foothills Parkway to the University of Colorado, schools, parks and other bicycle and pedestrian paths, lanes and sidewalks.  

This bridge was constructed in 1978 and is at the end of its service life, requiring more frequent maintenance as well as not meeting current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and other bicycle facility design guidelines.

Photos of existing conditions

Photos of existing conditions






Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 7
6 to 8 p.m.
SEEC Building at CU Boulder, Room C120
4001 Discovery Drive

Please attend and learn more about the underpass alignment alternatives being considered and let us know your preference.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please view the meeting materials below and complete the online questionnaire. 

View Feb. 7 Meeting Materials pdf

Complete the online questionnaire

Project Purpose and Scope

This project will provide an underpass crossing of Foothills Parkway for pedestrians and bicyclists meeting current guidelines and standards. The existing bridge will be removed. Additional work items include connections to adjacent bicycle and pedestrian paths, signage, bicycle parking and urban design/public art. Additional work and features may be added through the planning design or construction process as the project budget allows.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Project planning and design - summer 2017 through summer 2018
  • Final design, project permits, and approvals and project bidding - late 2018
  • Construction - 2019

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For information, contact: Noreen Walsh ● Transportation Division ● 303-441-4301 ● [email protected]

Past meeting: 

Sept. 25, 2017: 30th and Colorado Corridors Study + Underpass Open House

View meeting materials pdf

View summary of public input from the open house pdf

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