Brodie Avenue Improvements
The Town of Estes Park received a Safe Routes to School grant through CDOT in the amount of $336,000 toward the construction of a pedestrian trail along the north side of Brodie Avenue. The trail will be 10' wide concrete and will be separated from the roadway using a 4' wide landscaping strip. In addition to providing a safe pedestrian path, the project will also incorporate roadway and drainage improvements. Brodie Avenue will be widened at the Community Drive intersection to include double turn lanes off Brodie Ave, and storm sewer inlets will be added along the curb and gutter to better handle stormwater runoff. A parking lane will be added on the north side of Brodie Ave, across from Wapiti Drive where parents currently park along the dirt shoulder during drop-off and pick-up times. Construction is expected to occur in summer 2019, aligning with the school district's off season.
A trail along Brodie Ave was identified as the top priority Safe Routes to School project through feedback from the Estes Park School district and parent surveys. Brodie Avenue is the last leg of a pedestrian or bicycle journey to school, but has no sidewalk or ADA compliant path connecting to the school campus. Parents and School District officials say they cannot recommend that students bike or walk to school without a safe route in place. For more information on the project, contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587.