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Valmont Road and 34th Street Improvements

Valmont Road Reopened to Through-Traffic 

Valmont Road between 30th Street and Foothills Parkway reopened to through-traffic for all users in November 2018.

The remaining signal installation work was completed in April 2019. 

Crews worked hard to complete a lot of work in a short amount of time. Thank you for your patience during this work to create a smoother, safer railroad crossing and multimodal corridor!

Improvements to Valmont Road

BNSF Railway replaced the deteriorated railroad crossing surface and installed new signals on Valmont Road between 34th Street and Wilderness Place.

The City of Boulder also made the following improvements to Valmont Road between 34th Street and Wilderness Place, some of which were identified and paid for by the S’Park development:

  • Widening the bike lanes on the north and south sides of Valmont from 34th Street to Wilderness Place,
  • Installing a new traffic signal at 34th Street and Valmont,
  • Adding a southbound 34th Street left-turn-only lane onto Valmont,
  • Transit stop improvements, and
  • Adding a new curbed center median to provide for a future railroad quiet zone (railroad crossing that is constructed so that trains do not have to sound their horn).

With all of these components, the street may appear piecemeal until final resurfacing can be completed in summer 2019 or 2020.

As a result of these improvements, the railroad crossing at Valmont Road is now eligible to become a separate railroad quiet zone project. 


For more information on this project, please contact Noreen Walsh, senior transportation planner, at [email protected].

For questions related to the BNSF railroad work, please contact Joe Sloan at [email protected] or at 303-480-6219.