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Jun 14

W. 50th Avenue Sidewalk (McIntyre Street to Fairmount Elementary School)

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 3:28 PM by Lindsay Townsend

Project Scope:
In 2017, Jefferson County was awarded a Safe Routes to School infrastructure grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation to construct an 8-foot shared-use paved path from McIntyre Street to the entrance of Fairmount Elementary School.

Project Update:
The intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering (T&E) Division and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was executed on August 9, 2018.

To keep this project moving toward completion by 2019, T&E completed a conceptual design prior to the execution of the IGA and presented the design to the community at an Open House at Fairmount Elementary School on May 15, 2018. T&E also worked with Jeffco Public Schools to design a sidewalk on Fairmount school grounds, which was installed while school was out of session for 2018 summer break. 

Since the execution of the IGA, T&E completed the 30% design review meeting with CDOT and submitted the environmental report, which is currently under review by CDOT. T&E anticipates submitting the 90% design to CDOT in mid-December 2018. The 90% design will be posted to this page once it is approved by CDOT.

The final design for the project will be complete in Spring 2019, and construction is scheduled for late Summer or early Fall 2019.

This grant includes an educational component to encourage more kids to walk and / or bike to school. During the Open House in May 2018, Jeffco Public health solicited feedback and ideas on how to best use these funds. In collaboration with Fairmount Elementary and Jeffco Public Health, these ideas will be incorporated into an educational strategy in 2019.

Open House:
An Open House was held on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, from 5 – 7 PM, at Fairmount Elementary School. If you were not able to attend and want to provide feedback on this project, please email or call Yelena Onnen. The Open House Board (link below) provides an overview of the conceptual design and planned improvements. 

See Open House Board (PDF)

Project Schedule:
This schedule is subject to change as more information becomes available. 
  • Winter / Spring 2018 – Conceptual Design Completed
  • May, 15th, 2018 – Open House from 5 – 7 PM at Fairmount Elementary School
  • Summer 2018 – Fairmount Elementary School on-site sidewalk design and construction completed
  • August 2018 - IGA Executed
  • October - 10% design meeting completed and environmental report submitted
  • December - 90% design
  • Spring 2019 - Subsurface utility engineering report
  • Summer 2019 - Final Design
  • Summer 2019 - Bid and Contract
  • Late Fall 2019 - Construction
Project Budget:
  • Total Award: $331,316
  • 80% Safe Routes to School Funding Amount: $265,053*
  • 20% Required Cash Match: $66,263
*The SRTS funding amount is a maximum grantor contribution.
Reference Documents: 

Final Grant Application (PDF)
Conceptual Design (PDF)
Open House Board (PDF)

For Questions:
Please contact the project manager, Yelena Onnen at [email protected] or 303-271-8497.

Thank you for your interest in this project!