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North Broadway Reconstruction Project


Please be aware...

The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit the community spread of COVID-19. Most City of Boulder buildings and facilities are currently closed to the public, but work will continue on many projects. Construction is classified as an essential service. The city's construction and maintenance projects will continue due to several factors, including financing, contract deadlines and public need. The city and its partners are committed to community safety and will be following social and physical distancing guidelines.


About the Project

The North Broadway Reconstruction Project will provide long-term pavement maintenance and improve safety and comfort for people using all modes of travel through this section of roadway from Violet Avenue to US 36. Planning and design for the project began in 2016 and continued into 2020. Construction is planned to start in early 2021 and is anticipated to take approximately 18 months to complete. 

News & Events

Upcoming Overnight Work: Any project upcoming overnight or weekend work with be shared here.

June 2021 Travel Shifts:

  • Vehicles: While the new southbound lane is being constructed, the vehicle travel lanes will shift east to the existing northbound lane.    
  • Parking: All street parking on the east side of Broadway will be removed from April 2021 until the end of construction.  
  • Bicycles: The northbound bicycle lane on the east side of the street will be removed beginning April 2021 until the end of construction. Bicycle and pedestrian construction-free alternative routes can be found west of project site along 9th St and multiuse path and east of the project site along 13th St and 14th St (see image below).
  • Transit stops: Within the project area, transit stops will remain at Broadway & Front Range, Broadway & Yarmouth and Broadway & Union. Please use these stops.
  • Please visit Cone Zones for construction updates:

Xcel Energy Undergrounding: Xcel Energy is conducting an undergrounding project for the same length of roadway. This is a separate project and information can be found on their project webpage located here: 

On January 16, 2020, an open house was held to obtain community feedback on the renderings and project updates. Those are listed here for review:

Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) supports recommendation for raised, buffered bike lanes as part of the reconstruction project

On August 12, 2019, TAB voted to support the updated recommended design for the project, which includes raised/buffered bike lanes on Broadway from Violet Avenue - Lee Hill Drive, buffered bike lanes from Lee Hill Drive to US 36 and an off-street multiuse path along the west side of Broadway.

Raised buffered bike lanes

About the Project and Scope of Improvements

The roadway pavement on North Broadway is in poor condition and requires reconstruction. This project will provide a more durable pavement that does not require as frequent maintenance and provide a safer and better riding experience for drivers, transit riders and on-street bicyclists.

The project applied for and received a federal grant to reconstruct the pavement in concrete as well as retain and possibly enhance or add pedestrian, bicycle and transit stop facilities and improvements. There is also some funding for street lighting, landscaping and public art.

The updated scope includes:

  • Pavement reconstruction in concrete and new curb and gutter
  • Improvement to the on-street bicycle facilities
  • Multi-use path on the west side of Broadway from Violet Avenue to US 36
  • Installation of a traffic signal at Broadway and Yarmouth Avenue and new or improved traffic signal interconnection and bicycle detection systems
  • Pedestrian and transit stop upgrades
  • Construction of a new drainageway underpass for the Fourmile Canyon Creek crossing of Broadway 
  • Reduction of posted speed limits from 35 35 mph to 30 mph from Violet Ave to south of Lee Hill Drive and from 40 mph to 35 mph from south of Lee Hill Drive to US 36.

Project Budget

The project budget is $11.3 million, with $6.2 in federal Transportation Improvements Program (TIP) grant funding and $2.1 million in city transportation funds and $3 million in city utilities funds.

This supports the budgeting principles and priorities of the Transportation Master Plan, which makes preserving the existing transportation infrastructure and system a high priority.

Public Involvement

Past Meeting & Events

June 6, 2019, Open House Meeting Materials

Please note that the materials provided below do not include the raised, buffered bike lanes recommended at the Transportation Advisory Board meeting on Aug. 13, 2019.

Provide your feedback on the project.    

2016 and 2017 Meetings:

A summary of input received is included here. docx

  • NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk, Sept. 1, 2017 
  • On site, Spruce Confections in north Boulder , Aug. 22, 2017 
  • On Site, Amante Coffee in north Boulder, Aug. 23, 2017.
  • North Boulder Public Works Transportation & Utilities Open House, May 22, 2017.
    • If you were unable to attend the open house, the meeting materials are available below: 
  • North Broadway Reconstruction and Mobility Hub Open House, October, 17, 2016.


Existing Conditions

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The City of Boulder will send you regular email updates about the North Broadway Reconstruction Project.

Contact Us

Email Transportation Planner Allison Crump with your comments and questions about this project: (303) 441-4056 or [email protected]