The Town of Nederland received a grant for $1.5 million from CDOT's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in September of 2019. The grant is a mix of state and federal funds that targets multi-modal projects that promote alternative transportation and pedestrian travel.
Nederland's project consists of a sidewalk on West First Street connecting RTD Park-n-Ride with the Visitor's Center and on Jefferson Street adjacent to the Kathmandu Plaza. The project will also include, a high speed electric vehicle charging station, bike racks, rain garden/planter, and wayfinding signage. As part of the project, Staff will work to bury the overhead power lines in this section of town. Additionally, staff is collaborating with the Nederland Downtown Development Authority to repave the Visitor's Center Parking Lot and North Jefferson street.
The latest Design Draft was approved for submission to CDOT by the Board of Trustees at their regular February19, 2021 meeting. This design is currently at 30% completion and is still subject to minor changes.
Staff will continue to provide updates as new information is realized. We are currently working with Xcel Energy on a design for burying power lines and are subject to their scheduling before any other work can begin. We will update the Board of Trustees when Xcel completes their design.