Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver
(Lone Tree, Colo.) A new overpass at Yosemite and C-470 will let cyclists and pedestrians cross more safely.
The Douglas County trail improvement project started on Dec. 31 to extend the multi-use trail and sidewalk on the northside of South Yosemite Street and the C-470 off-ramp.
The previous trail required pedestrians and cyclists to cross at the busy intersection of Yosemite and C-470. The new overpass reroutes the trail over the intersection, creating a safer, more convenient connection for pedestrians and cyclists.
The new pedestrian bridge also will reduce congestion and traffic delays on Yosemite Street.
The Denver Regional Council of Governments provided $2 million for the $7 million project. The Park Meadows Metro District also contributed $100,000 toward construction costs.
With the first phase of the project complete, the second phase of the retaining wall construction is underway and will disrupt traffic for the rest of August and into the fall.
The existing trail access is closed to pedestrians and cyclists until the construction is complete in November. Motorists can expect intermittent single-lane traffic with flaggers directing motorists through the work zone.
A portion of the ramp's left lane will close daily on westbound C-470 from Yosemite Street. The closures will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
The right lane of northbound Yosemite Street, just before Park Meadows Center Drive, also will have intermittent closures.
Expect full lane and ramp closures during bridge construction.