SH 7, Cherryvale Road to 75th Street
CDOT is reconstructing State Highway (SH) 7 in Boulder, also known as Arapahoe Road, from Cherryvale Road to 75th Street. The project will improve the safety and operation of the highway in addition to adding new features for pedestrians. The railroad bridge near 75th Street will also be replaced with wider structures to accommodate the roadway beneath.
The project will feature two distinct sections: Cherryvale to Westview Drive, and Westview to 75th. For the Cherryvale to Westview section, SH 7 will be widened from two to four lanes with either a raised median or a center left-turn lane. From Westview to 75th, the project will widen the road to add a center left turn lane and 10-foot shoulders.
New pedestrian facilities to be added will include a multi-use path for the entire project length and a sidewalk from Cherryvale to Westview. On-street bike lanes and improved bus stops will also be incorporated.
The project began in January 2012 and is anticipated to last approximately two years. It has an estimated budget of $18 million dollars and the contract has been awarded to Concrete Express.
Xcel, CenturyLink, and the City of Boulder will work in coordination with CDOT for this project.
To date, approximately 95 percent of the entire project is complete. In the past three months, crews worked to finish final asphalt paving including business and private accesses. All the retaining walls have been completed. Crews have also completed landscaping, sign placement and other miscellaneous work. All work on the project is expected to be completed in mid-November 2013.
During the work hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday each week, flaggers will be present to direct traffic. Speeds will be reduced to 25 MPH through the work zone and travelers can expect 15 minute delays during peak travel times and work hours. Motorists are urged to Slow for the Cone Zone and to obey all signs and flaggers.
Filed under: Project: SH 7 Cherryvale