This project has been completed.
Temporary Two-Way Cycle Track Becomes Permanent
An asphalt cycle track was installed in the fall of 2017 as a temporary measure to improve the safety to children and parents that walk or ride their bikes to Niwot Elementary School. See photo below. We received positive feedback from the installation and use of the cycle track and decided to make it a permanent feature in the 2022 Paving, Drainage, and Sidewalk improvements project. Designs are available below.
Full Construction Plans
- View the current plan set. (this is a large file that may take a few moments to open)
New Eight-Foot Wide Multi-Use Concrete Path
The existing sidewalk that runs along Walker Avenue will be replaced with an 8-foot wide concrete multi-use path attached to a concrete curb and gutter.
A raised crosswalk, also known as a “speed table,” will be installed at the main Niwot Elementary school entrance/exit point on Morton Road. The crosswalk will connect the two-way cycle track and will be 3-inches higher than the surrounding pavement. The raised crosswalk will span the entire width of Morton Road. Example image shown below.
Marathon Road New Six-Foot Wide Concrete Sidewalk
A new 6-foot wide sidewalk will be installed on the north side of Marathon Road from Walker Road to the rear school access. This new sidewalk will provide easy access to the south entrance of Niwot Elementary School.
After the drainage and concrete improvements are constructed, Morton Road and portions of Walker and Paiute avenues will be repaved.
Trail Connection Improvements
In addition to the sidewalk and drainage improvements listed above, improved trail connections will be provided at the following locations:
- Morton Road/Paiute Avenue – A proposed concrete trail connection will tie Morton Heights to the existing Niwot Hills Trail
- Comanche Road/Paiute Avenue – A proposed crusher fine (small gravel) trail connection will also tie Morton Heights to the existing Niwot Hills Trail
No public meetings are currently scheduled.
- May 16, 2018 – Transportation staff presented updated plans on the proposed improvements shown in the images above.
- June 8, 2017 – Boulder County Transportation present plans (available below) for installing new and replacement sidewalks, curbs, and ramps in Morton Heights to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the elementary school. Most of the planned improvements will take place on Walker Road and Morton Road.
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