Construction to begin the project in 2018! 6/19/17
The full project will be placed for bid in August of 2017. The anticipation for the start date pending Council approval would be in April of 2018. This would include the full span of the project beginning at the west end of Castle Creek Bridge and ending at 7th Street.
The improvements on Hallam Street between Castle Creek Bridge and 7th street were placed to bid in March of 2017. The City did not receive any qualifying bids at that time. The Living Lab Experiment could not be reconstructed due to the availability of qualified contractors and budget restrictions.
Living Lab Finalized Construction 4/18/16
The Living Lab Experiment completed construction for the install and is scheduled to remain in place until July 29th.
The next step in the experiment will be to evaluate the amount of use on the trail and to evaluate the traffic conditions. All traffic patterns will be evaluated by a consultant and compared to the information that was gathered in 2015. This will allow the City to fully determine the impact on traffic.
Living Lab Construction Update 4/12/16
Construction is anticipated to resume on Wednesday 4/13/16 if the weather cooperates. The trail is currently open.
The final joint between the new and existing sidewalk will be grouted for a smooth transition between the two. This will be the final measures for construction and will have less than a day of closure.
Living Lab Experiment Update 5/24/16
Fox Tuttle Hernandez Transportation Group will begin to study traffic in a similar manner as the traffic study that was provided last summer. The two studies will be able to compare the impact the Living Lab Experiment has had on traffic patterns on the bridge.
Commonly Asked Questions
- Why is the project ending on July 29th instead of extending throughout the bike season?
A: The Living Lab Experiment has been approved through Council for three months. However, we believe the lab can extend into the fall if the public wishes this to extend. Staff will report to Council for a Work Session this coming summer on progress for the Living Lab Experiment. Public input could increase the length of the project if the project is successful and well received. Please let Staff know your thoughts on the project.