The Town of Windsor selected J-U-B Engineers through a competitive RFP process to design the intersection of SH-392 and Colorado Boulevard. During the scoping process for the intersection project, the Town decided to include additional scope for two major trail projects. These two trail projects create a key pedestrian connection for west Windsor residents. Development of a trail to connect residents living west of Colorado Boulevard (CR 13) to the core of Windsor has been a long-standing priority identified in the Windsor Trails Master Plan. In 2018 the Town kicked off this effort by commissioning conceptual design drawings connecting the #2 Ditch Trail at 17th Street to the River Bluffs, Poudre Trail Head Parking Lot. This includes a 140’ single-span pedestrian bridge over the La Cache Poudre River.
J-U-B provided the Town with design services from the conceptual phase through to construction documents. J-U-B was instrumental in coordinating the design with the Colorado Department of Transportation, and adjacent property owners to acquire right-of-way and easements to build the proposed improvements. Given the Town’s funding sources and timeframes, J-U-B split the project into several bid packages.
The design phase of the project was completed in the spring of 2021 and construction started shortly after. The Town retained J-U-B to provide construction management and inspection services during the construction phase of the project. Portions of the trail project have already been completed and the roadway improvements are anticipated to be fully constructed by the fall of 2021. The Town has continued adding scope to J-U-B’s contract to widen SH-392 east and west the intersection with Colorado Boulevard, which design is underway!