Lone Tree, CO

New bridge over C-470 opens for pedestrians and cyclists

Natasha Lovato

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Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver

(Lone Tree, Colo.) The wait is over, the construction traffic is gone, and pedestrians can now safely cross C-470 in Lone Tree.

The C-470 Trail Improvement Project, which began last summer, is finished and will help increase safety and mobility near Park Meadows. Two new pedestrian bridges were installed over C-470 and Yosemite Street, along with a multi-use trail and sidewalk extension on the north side of Yosemite Street and the C-470 on-ramp.

The old trail required pedestrians and cyclists to cross at the busy intersection of Yosemite and C-470. However, $2 million in funding from The Denver Regional Council of Governments, and $100,000 from The Park Meadows Metro District, allowed the project to be completed. Douglas County and Lone Tree governments covered the rest of the $7 million project.

Todd Cottrell, project and program delivery manager for the Denver Regional Council of Governments, worked to allocate funding across the state to help fund transportation projects.

“We’ve worked to allocate $455 million over the last year and a half, two years, so we are finally in the home stretch,” Cottrell said.

Nearly $27 million in funding from the Denver Regional Council was allocated to nine projects in DougCo, including the C-470 Trail Improvement Project. Douglas County Officials have six additional projects that need about $7 million in funding.

DougCo Officials await a final decision by the Denver Regional Council on whether the projects will fit the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan. The plan considers population growth of one million people by 2050.

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