Council selects alignment for 27th St. Bridge Replacement
Completion of the design and environmental process to replace the 27th Street Bridge is anticipated in 2017. City Council took the next steps in the ongoing design project on Dec. 1, 2016, with the selection of the straight alignment for the 27th Street Bridge that was recommended by the Transportation Board and the public, following public meetings on the alternatives. The bridge slide alternative uses the existing straight bridge alignment and a roundabout intersection at South Grand Ave. and 27th Street. It was one of three final viable alternatives identified by design consultant AMEC Foster Wheeler and the Colorado Dept. of Transportation.
The approved 2017 Budget includes $1,202,854 in funding for the design, of which $620,828 is Federal Highway Administration off-system bridge funding. Construction of the bridge could start by summer/fall of 2018, depending on funding availability.
The goal of the ongoing design project is to provide a safe route, develop a solution that has improved traffic operations for the 20-year traffic volumes, maintain the Atkinson Trail and minimize impacts to traffic, pedestrians, utilities, the river, boaters, and adjacent land owners. For information about the project, read more here...