Left Hand Valley Courier - All Local, All The Time

By Bruce Warren

83rd Street & Neva Road Project


November 24, 2016

County staff presented plans for the repaving project to the public at the Left Hand Grange Nov. 9, including drawings and plans for upgrades. Neva Road will stay pretty much the same, and only minor changes will be made to 83rd Street according to Boulder County Transportation Department personnel.

Original plans presented to local residents for comment included narrowing Neva Road, but the response from local residents who live along and drive on it convinced the staff to keep the road at its current width and to forego the thought of striping the road. Minor changes will be made to the intersection of Neva Road at 5th Avenue and Franklin Street, with a more defined stop line and a slightly narrower curve from Neva Road into 5th Avenue.

Plans for 83rd Street include addition of a shoulder on the east side of the street, from Niwot Road to the end of the residential subdivisions to the north. A raised crosswalk will be added where the Niwot Loop Trail intersects with the LOBO Trail, which will be moved slightly to the south of the current crosswalk.

The LOBO Trail in that location will be raised to street level as part of a project to install a new culvert. Another raised crosswalk, similar to the existing one on 83rd Street at Timothy Place, will be added where the LOBO Trail crosses 83rd Street near the Wise horse farm.

Work is expected to begin in the summer of 2017, and will require a road closure of approximately 30 days on parts of 83rd Street. The parking lot on Left Hand Valley Grange Park will be expanded, and a restroom facility will be added. That project is funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado from lottery proceeds.


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