For the next two months, visitors to North Cheyenne Cañon Park could see travel delays as the city begins infrastructure and repair projects.
The city plans to replace 33 existing culverts in the park and repaveNorth Cheyenne Cañon Road after the culverts are replaced. Construction starts in April to replace the Evans Avenue Bridge, according to news from the city.
The culvert replacement — started this week — will cost $200,000 and will be funded by the city’s stormwater repair fund. There are no trail closures, but car access could be limited at some trailheads. Detours and alternate routes will be provided.
At the conclusion of the culvert replacement work, Public Works will begin repaving the asphalt road from the intersection of North Cheyenne Cañon Rd. /South Cheyenne Cañon Rd. (Starsmore Center) to the end of asphalt at the larger gravel parking lot at North Cheyenne Cañon Rd./Gold Camp Rd. The project timeline is unavailable at this time. The roadway paving project will be funded through the voter approved 2C ballot measure in Nov 2015.
The city will also begin construction in April on the Evans Avenue Bridge near the entrance to North Cheyenne Cañon. The project will replace the existing, structurally deficient bridge and make pedestrian improvements.