The city of Boulder recently started the construction on a new underpass at Broadway and Euclid Avenue. Creating the new pedestrian walkway is expected to take about nine months.
The $7.4-million project hopes to provide a safe way for pedestrians and those on bicycles to travel between the University of Colorado campus and adjacent area. About a million vehicles pass this area – making it a very busy roadway.
In the long run the project promises to be a helpful one, however Boulder transportation officials are asking drivers to try ad avoid this area if they can while construction is underway – for the next nine months.
One issue is that the roadway is already a busy one. Crews plan to cut the number of lanes from four lanes to just one in each direction from Euclid all the way to 18th Street. To start, the number of lanes will only be reduced during the daytime with plans to reopen all of the lanes both ways at 3:30 pm.
Officials plan to make the lane reductions around-the-clock in mid-December when CU goes on winter break. Then there will reduced lanes around the clock every day of the week.
Alternative routes to travel include 28th Street and Foothills Parkway.
Locals also should expect the project to impact the bus route on Broadway. The bus stop on Broadway and Euclid going northbound will be closed. The stops on Broadway at Regent Drive and College Avenue will remain open.