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Broomfield Trail Project
The Broomfield Trail will stretch a total of 22 miles once all sections are completed. It will extend from the Great Western Open Space in the southwest corner of Broomfield just east of Indiana Street to northeast of Weld County Road 6 and Interstate 25. The trail is intended to be a multi-modal trail for bicyclists and pedestrians. The trail design standard is a 10-foot-wide concrete trail with a three-foot crusher fines trail to one side. To date, 8.65 miles of the Broomfield Trail are built. Map of entire Broomfield Trail

The originally-proposed alignment for the Broomfield Trail Project 2014 included a trail that extended from the Sheridan Parkway underpass just north of West 144th Avenue along the north side of Glasser Reservoir and the Wildgrass neighborhood and headed east along Community Ditch to Lowell Boulevard. View map.

A consulting firm completed an environmental review in March 2014 of 1) wetlands, 2) Federally Threatened and Endangered Species (TES), and 3) other wildlife and migratory birds. View the report.

A public open house was held on April 17 to gather residents' comments on the originally-proposed alignment. Open House comments

The Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (OSTAC) reviewed the status of the project at its April 24 meeting.  Read minutes of the meeting.

In response to citizen comments at the OSTAC meeting, Broomfield staff will present the original alignment and three alternate alignments for OSTAC review at its August 28 meeting.  View map of alternate routes.

Below is a table showing the cost estimates for each of the four options.

ORIGINAL ALIGNMENT ALTERNATE 1 ALTERNATE 2 ALTERNATE 3 LOWELL BLVD. CONNECTION
ITEM DESCRIPTION Total Total Total Total Total
General Conditions $41,500 $47,200 $43,600 $42,800 $10,100
Erosion Control and Drainage $24,350 $18,700 $17,750 $17,550 $7,575
Earthwork and Trail Construction $294,264 $429,614 $335,504 $319,996 $112,171
Trail Signage, Fencing, and Native Seeding $18,000 $42,750 $19,400 $18,700 $2,000
Open Space Bridge $ 0 $68,000 $68,000 $68,000 $ 0
Total Cost Estimate $378,114 $606,264 $484,254 $467,046 $131,846
+10% Construction Contingency $415,925 $666,890 $532,679 $513,751 $145,031


OSTAC Meeting - August 28, 2014

The OSTAC met on Thursday, August 28, 2014, to review the four alignment options for the Broomfield Trail. The group visited the site to view the various alignments.

Once the OSTAC makes its recommendation on the appropriate trail alignment, the recommendation will be presented to City Council for review and comment.


Questions: Call Kathryn - 303.464.5802 or email