The Evergreen Lake North Trail Project was created in response to the Spring 2016 closure of the trail along State Highway 74 on the north side of Evergreen Lake between Upper Bear Creek Road and Evergreen Dam. The trail system is located on property owned by the City and County of Denver (CCD) and managed by the Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). The project's goal is to work with the community, stakeholders, and funders to develop a long-term solution for the Evergreen Lake North Trail. Improvements to this trail segment were recommended by the 2015 Evergreen Trails Master Plan.
In recent years, sections of the steel bin wall have failed due to drainage, structural, and surface issues in the project area. In late April 2016, after heavy spring snowfalls and runoff from the spring thaw, a significant failure of several sections of the trail occurred and posed safety issues to trail users. Therefore, a portion of the trail was closed in late April 2016 and a process began to determine the exact nature of the failures, identify potential solutions to them, and develop a vision for moving forward.
The initial preconstruction phase of the ELNT project begins on March 20 and involves potholing to locate all utilities under the existing trail. Potholing will have crews on CO 74 and will require daily alternate lane closures to keep crews and the traveling public safe. This initial preconstruction potholing phase of the project is expected to last one to two weeks beginning March 20. Construction of the trail and support wall underneath the trail will begin later this Spring. Trail construction work is scheduled to begin by May 2023 and is expected to last until Fall 2023.
During the initial preconstruction potholing phase of the project:
- There will be one-lane alternating traffic throughout the potholing phase of the project.
- Delays up to 10 minutes can be expected.
- -Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone.
The CDOT Project Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/co74-evergreen-lake-trail
Project Information Hotline: (720) 356-4440
Email the Project Team: firstname.lastname@example.org