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Sep 30

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

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM by Lindsay Townsend

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

Project Update (as of September 30, 2020): 
Edge Contracting will pour a concrete cross pan in the Eastern driveway of Fairmount Elementary School this Saturday, October 3. Access to the school from the driveway will be blocked over the weekend. There will be no disruption to school drop-off or pick-up schedules the following Monday, October 5.

Link to Image of 50th Avenue Cross Pan Construction

All storm sewer pipeline will be placed by the end of the week, along with inlets and manholes. This will complete the storm sewer drainage system.

Meanwhile, crews continue progress with concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk from McIntyre Street to the school. Curb ramps will be placed next week at Fairmount Elementary and Cornerstone Montessori for safer school crossings .

The asphalt road will be patched adjacent to the new concrete sidewalk by week’s end and continue into next week.

The project will wrap up with new school flashers on either side of Fairmount Elementary, along with restored fencing and revegetation. Crews will then pave the entire width of 50th Avenue, and apply new striping.

Westbound traffic is being detoured north on McIntyre Street to 54th Avenue, then west toward Easley Road, and back south to 50th Avenue. This lane will remain closed for the duration of the project, scheduled to end November 30. Warm temperatures and continued good weather have helped to move this project forward. It’s expected that all work could be completed by the end of October.

Link to 50th Avenue Sidewalk Detour Map
See the detour map.

For more information or concerns, please contact Dixie Shear in the Transportation and Engineering Division.

Thank you for your continued patience during this project!