Published: Jan. 28, 2020

Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 4, a section of the Boulder Creek multiuse path near 19th Street and Grandview Avenue will be detoured. 

An illustration of the to-be-built 19th Street pedestrian bridge over Boulder Creek

The detour, which is scheduled to remain in place until Dec. 31, will allow crews to complete work on a pedestrian bridge and pathway that will improve connectivity between CU Boulder’s Main Campus and the area north of Boulder Creek.

The project was approved by the CU Board of Regents, with 80 percent of the cost being covered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments using Federal Transportation Improvement Project funds.

Campus landscape architect Richelle Reilly says that the new bridge will replace a historic connection that was washed away by the 2013 flood and provide significant connectivity and ADA accessibility improvements for people living in the areas north of Boulder Creek (Athens Court, Faculty Court, etc.).

“This is part of an overall effort to increase connectivity to campus, the first phase of which was completed in January 2019 with the opening of the new pedestrian bridge north of Folsom Field and a bridge connecting the Discovery Drive and Marine Street areas of East Campus,” Reilly said. “We are excited to restore this historic connection to campus while improving accessibility  and safety for everyone.”

Continued updates on this and other projects can be found on the campus Cone Zone webpage.

A map showing a planned detour for work to build the 19th Street pedestrian bridge