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New improvements in store for Lakewood's Bear Creek Trail

Bear Creek Trail
Posted at 7:59 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 10:08:27-05

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — In the coming months, Lakewood will break ground on a project to make significant improvements to the popular Bear Creek Trail.

This is possible thanks to a $750,000 Colorado Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.

The grant will help with the following improvements:

  • 14,000-foot-long crusher fines 6-foot-wide trail to run parallel to the existing concrete trail
  • Widen sections of the concrete trail to 10 feet, when possible
  • Softening trail curves to increase safety and extend sight lines
  • Replace damaged concrete
  • Restore and enhance signage, wayfinding, bridge replacement, landscaping

These improvements will alleviate congestion on the seven-mile trail, which runs from near C-470 and Morrison Road in Bear Creek Lake Park and extends east to Wadsworth Boulevard and into Denver.

Lakewood was awarded the grant in 2020 and the final steps of the agreement are underway. Muller Engineering is the city's consultant for the project and will take the lead on environmental and flood plain studies.

Construction will start this fall, when crews will begin putting detours in place.

For the latest updates on this project, click here or call 303-987-7800.