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Construction Continues on Pedestrian Bridge

Construction Continues on Pedestrian Bridge
Posted on 08/14/2017
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Construction continues on Lone Tree's signature pedestrian bridge crossing Lincoln Avenue, between I-25 and Yosemite Street. This pedestrian bridge will reduce vehicle congestion by reducing signal progression disruption and will provide a safer connection between popular destinations on both the north and south side of Lincoln Avenue for pedestrians and cyclists. 

As the City continues to grow, it is increasingly important to provide an alternative transportation route for pedestrians who may live or work on one side, but want to take advantage of amenities that require them to cross Lincoln Avenue.  This project will connect the Willow Creek Trail, thereby, creating a natural pedestrian and bicycle crossing location.

The construction of this bridge has been a community effort supported by the City’s partners: Douglas County, Park Meadows Metropolitan District, South Suburban Park and Recreation District, RidgeGate Investments, Inc., OmniPark Metropolitan District and Heritage Hills Metropolitan District.  

The features of this project include an 81-foot tall sculptural leaf support, a lighted walkway and ADA accessible ramps. The leaf structure will be assembled off-site and lifted into place to allow for minimum disruption to the traveling public. 

The feedback on this project showed overwhelming support for a signature “leaf” design. Over 150 residents attended public meetings and over 180 people participated in the telephone town hall meetings regarding proposed designs and the need for a bridge. Through partnership with Fentress Architects, Hamon Infrastructure, and the City of Lone Tree, the design and construction documents were developed through an accelerated procurement process. 

Construction will take place Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with periodic night and weekend work. Motorists can expect various lane closures on eastbound and westbound Lincoln Avenue. In order to maintain the safety of the public, it will be necessary to close sidewalks adjacent to the construction for periods of time. There will be minimal disruption to traffic during peak travel times throughout construction, and access to all businesses will be maintained.


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