Idaho Springs Clear Creek Greenway Path

Work this Week

May 2022
  • The Clear Creek Greenway east pedestrian bridge pick has been rescheduled to May 24th. 
  • Additionally, the Dumont Parking Lot paving has also been rescheduled to May 18th. 
  • Parking is not permitted at the Dumont Parking area.
  • Construction on the west and east bridge, just east of riverside drive, will begin the first week of June. Crews will begin work on the west bridge on June 2 and the east bridge on June 8.
Dumont parking map

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction at the Clear Creek Greenway near Idaho Springs on August 23. Crews will construct a trail system that includes two project segments near I-70 between Idaho Springs and Dumont at MP 235 and 242. American Civil Constructors has been selected for the project, with work expected to be completed in September 2022. 

The scope of work on this project includes a separated shared use path/greenway trail from east Idaho Springs to I-70 over Clear Creek west of the Veterans Memorial Tunnel and a trailhead at Dumont. The new 10 ft wide concrete pathway will include the construction of two pedestrian bridges (both bridges will be just east of Riverside Drive), a retaining wall, and improvements around the trail area. Construction improvements will also include a paved parking area in Dumont at Stanley Rd and CR 312, information center, picnic tables, a public restroom, and additional landscape improvements. Work on the project began in the fall of 2021 and is expected to be completed in September 2022. 

Pedestrian access and parking will not be permitted from the skatepark (near Riverside Drive) and going east along the creek as construction crews will be utilizing the area for excavation and rock cutting to get to the trail. The skatepark area will not be accessible beginning in late August as crews begin trail construction. Intermittent construction traffic on Riverside Drive will occur for the duration of the project. Once the 2021 rafting season ends, the Dumont parking area and creek access from this location will be closed until work is complete. At times, traffic control and flagging operations will be in effect to mobilize heavy machinery through Riverside Drive.


Work Schedule & Travel Impacts

  • Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at MP 235 and MP 242
  • Traffic control and flagging operations will be in effect to mobilize heavy machinery through Riverside Drive.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $3.8 Million
  • Contractor: American Civil Constructors
  • Timeline: September 2021 - August 2022
  • Location: Clear Creek County with two project segments near I-70 between MP 235 and 241.8. The trail is located from Idaho Springs to I-70 over Clear Creek west of Veterans Memorial Tunnel and a trailhead at Dumont

Clear Creek Greenway project map

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