Pikes Peak Greenway Trail Maintenance Update
December 16, 2021
Maintenance work progressing on Trail

The unusually warm weather has provided good working conditions as the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department continues maintenance work on a section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail in northern Colorado Springs.

Fortunately to date, much of the utility work and the early stages of the concrete work have been addressed at the southern end of the work zone. Supply shortages continue to hamper construction projects such as this throughout the country. Many of the items in high demand are interdependent on other items, thus also affecting timing.

Crews are also forming up sections of the trail on the southern end for the next pour of concrete as it gets widened to 12 feet. Making this project even more challenging, access and getting materials to the site are complex and for the most part, need to be done manually.
Asphalt removed and ready to prep for concrete on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail.
Relocating and lowering utilities next to the pedestrian bridge near Criterium Bike Shop.
Moving northward on the trail, the old asphalt has been removed and work has begun on the retaining wall north of Criterium Bikes. This retaining wall will be removed and reconstructed in order to install a new storm drain under the trail corridor. The trail will be raised in this area to meet proper accessibility guidelines for trail construction. 

Drainage improvements have been made as the utilities were lowered on the west side of the pedestrian bridge by the Criterium Bike Shop. This work was performed by Colorado Springs Utilities. 
Concrete being delivered to the section near the pedestrian bridge.
Concrete pour at the southern end of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail project area.
The overall scope of the project includes removing the existing asphalt from a 1.25 mile section of the trail and replacing it with concrete. This area is located between the overpass at I-25 and Rockrimmon Boulevard going north to the confluence of Cottonwood and Monument Creeks, near Pikes Peak Indian Motorcycle. The new trail section will be widened to 12 feet, plus the addition of a new gravel running path adjacent to it.

To lessen user impacts, the work is being done over the winter months. The project will result in significant improvements to the trail as well as improved overall safety for trail users.
The construction budget of $1 million consists of funds from multiple sources, including a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation and Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.
Finishing the concrete in preparation for curing at the southern end of the work zone.
Concrete work, whether on roads, sidewalks or trails, requires precision and accuracy.
Construction Timeline

Construction for the project is estimated to take six months to complete. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City began construction of the new concrete trail in October 2021. All work is expected to be complete in April 2022, weather and resource dependent.

Click HERE to download a pdf of the map.

The 1.25 mile section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail is detoured throughout construction. Users should use caution and follow the posted detour signs. 
Ongoing Impacts
Detours have been placed around the site. Please use caution. Bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians are asked to seek alternate routes during construction.
Stay in touch
Find more information about this project: ColoradoSprings.gov/PPGreenwayTrail
Project Hotline: 719-426-6030. To receive project e-newsletters, email PPGreenwayTrail@gmail.com requesting to be added to notification list.

Project Team
  • City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department
  • Engineering Consultant - FHU Engineering
  • Construction - Olgoonik Construction
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