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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 shoulder on 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 would extend west from Lowell Boulevard along the north side of the FRICO Community Ditch, continue between the Wildgrass subdivision and Glasser Reservoir, and tie into an existing trail south of the Sheridan Parkway underpass. 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.

Public Involvement to Date

April 17, 2014 - A public open house was held to gather residents' comments on the originally-proposed alignment. Open House comments

April 24, 2014 - The Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (OSTAC) reviewed the status of the project. Read minutes of the meeting.

August 28, 2014 - In response to citizen comments at the earlier OSTAC meeting, Broomfield staff presented the original alignment and three alternate alignments for OSTAC review at its August 28 meeting.  View map of alternate routes.

After hearing public comments and considering the updated trail information, members made a recommendation to City Council to proceed with the original alignment. Read minutes of the OSTAC 8/28/14 meeting.

Based on the City Council discussion at its October 14, 2014 meeting, staff will proceed with getting bids on the original alignment. Once bids are received, the City Council will review the construction contract at a future meeting.

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

ORIGINAL ALIGNMENT ALTERNATE 1 ALTERNATE 2 ALTERNATE 3
ITEM DESCRIPTION Total Total Total Total
General Conditions $41,500 $47,200 $43,600 $42,800
Erosion Control and Drainage $24,350 $18,700 $17,750 $17,550
Earthwork and Trail Construction $294,264 $429,614 $335,504 $319,996
Trail Signage, Fencing, and Native Seeding $18,000 $42,750 $19,400 $18,700
Open Space Bridge $ 0 $68,000 $68,000 $68,000
Total Cost Estimate $378,114 $606,264 $484,254 $467,046


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