This fall was spent finalizing the design of the bridge and budgeting. In addition to this work, the...
This month, The City of Lone Tree and Hamon Infrastructure have started construction on a $5.36 million signature pedestrian bridge crossing Lincoln Avenue, between I-25 and Yosemite Street. This pedestrian bridge will reduce vehicle congestion on Lincoln Avenue by alleviating 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’s increasingly more 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 Ave. his project will connect the Willow Creek Trail thereby creating a natural pedestrian crossing location.
Safety is the number one concern of the residents on this project. About 65,000 cars a day drive on Lincoln. The bridge will ensure pedestrian and bicyclists’ safety, improve the flow of traffic on Lincoln, link the north and south areas of Lone Tree, and connect businesses on both sides. The bridge will also link to the North Willow Creek Trail and a trail that connects to the East-West Regional Trail. Pedestrians and bicyclists will have exclusive access to the bridge – no motorized vehicles will be permitted.
- Iconic structural design
- Improved access to businesses on both sides of Lincoln
- Safety of pedestrians and cyclist
Features of the project include an eighty-one 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.
Over 150 residents attended the public meetings and over 180 people participated in the telephone town hall meetings regarding proposed designs and the need for a bridge. The project feedback showed overwhelming support for a signature “leaf” design. 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. Traffic will be maintained during peak travel times throughout construction.
The City of Lone Tree, and Hamon Infrastructure, would like to thank motorists for their patience during construction and remind drivers to slow down in the cone zone.