Construction and Detours

South Suburban is dedicated to the improvement of its facilities, parks & trails for the good of the community. Projects are listed by earliest start date. Please check back periodically for new projects.

Construction

Charley Emley Park Improvements
Project Description: Park improvements will be made to the playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a portion of Lee Gulch Trail at Charley Emley Park. It will involve detours on Lee Gulch Trail. The project is funded by the City of Littleton, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Arapahoe County Open Space Grant Program.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 2017 - June 2018
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, SteveW@ssprd.org, 303.483.7024

Entertainment District Park
Project Description: A new park is being constructed at the southwest corner of Kimmer Drive and Park Meadows Drive.  This park is a joint project between South Suburban Park and Recreation District and the City of Lone Tree.  Contractor on the project is Double R Excavating, Inc.  Park amenities include:
• overlook plaza with picnic tables, benches, and a shade structure
• landscaping enhancements
• fitness station
• new trail connections
• sculpture by local artist
Anticipated Construction Dates:  November 2017 - August 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020


Sterne Park Construction
Project description:  A new restroom and playground is being constructed at Sterne Park this spring!  The expanded playground will include equipment for both ages 2 - 5 and ages 5-12.  A new restroom will be constructed west of the existing restroom and shelter.  The existing restroom will be permanently closed.The shelter will not be available for rental during this time and the playground and parking lot will be closed beginning mid-February.
Anticipated Construction Dates: February - July 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

Willow Creek Bank Stabilization Project
Project Description: Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) and Southgate Sanitation District (Southgate) are making improvements to the Willow Creek Bank. The project is located on the south side of East Dry Creek Road, across from Homestead Elementary School in the Foxridge Open Space along Willow Creek, west of South Quebec Street. ESCO Construction Company is the general contractor. Some additional sanitary sewer improvements located in East Dry Creek Road will be scheduled.
Anticipated Construction Dates: October 23, 2017 - spring 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@sspr.org or 303.953.7626.

Detours

Bear Creek Trail Closure in Sheridan
Project Description:  Due to emergency tree work between Lowell Blvd., and the South Platte River Confluence, Bear Creek Trail will be closed from Lowell Blvd. to the Mary Carter Greenway Connection. A detour is set up from Lowell to Oxford that connects to the Mary Carter Greenway at River Run Park in Englewood.
Anticipated Construction Dates: June 7 - 15, 2018, Monday -  Friday, 7 am - 3 pm 
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, or 303.953.7626

Detours on Lee Gulch Trail
Project Description:  The project is funded by the City of Littleton, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Arapahoe County Open Space Grant Program.
Anticipated Detour Dates: November 2017 -  June 2018
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, SteveW@sspr.org or 303.483.7024

Dry Creek Road Lane Closure
Project Description:  ESCO Construction Company will start the East Dry Creek Road sanitary sewer replacement project. Traffic control devices are scheduled to be installed the weekend of June 16, 2018. The southern eastbound lanes will be closed, and single lane, two-way traffic will be shifted to the north side of East Dry Creek Road. With this traffic control setup, vehicular turning movements will be restricted at the Homestead Elementary Parking Lot and at South Homestead Parkway.
This work will impact the Willow Creek Trail crossing at the Homestead Parkway Cross Walk and at the Spring Creek Trail to sidewalk intersections. Willow Creek Trail under Dry Creek Road will remain open. Please use caution and follow the detour signs in place. .
Anticipated Detour Dates: June 16, 2018 - TBD
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Mary Carter Greenway Trail Detours and Closure
Project description: The construction associated with the C-470 Express Lanes construction project includes the replacement of the existing eastbound and westbound South Platte River bridges. Northbound and southbound Mary Carter Trail will require a full closure to complete demolition work of the South Platte Bridge. The trail will be closed 24/7 beginning mid- June for approximately 2 weeks.
Western detour: Follow the Columbine Trail along Chatfield Avenue and Platte Canyon Road. Take the Mineral Trail along Mineral Avenue to connect back onto Mary Carter Greenway Trail. Detour is approximately 3.2 miles, 0.3 miles longer than original route.
Eastern detour: Follow the High Line Canal Trail to Southpark Lane. Take the Mineral Avenue Trail. After crossing Santa Fe Drive, continue on the Railroad Spur Trail back onto Mary Carter Greenway Trail. Detour is approximately 3 miles, 1 mile shorter than original route.
Follow detour signs accordingly and go slow for the cone zone. Construction activities are weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change. 
Anticipated Detour Dates: Beginning Jul 2017 - December 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Willow Creek Trail at C-470 Closed with Detours
Project description: CDOT closed northbound and southbound Willow Creek Trail at C-470 as crews start drainage work and trail-widening construction as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project. Follow detour signs accordingly and go slow for the cone zone.  See CDOT News page for trail map and information about closures and detours. Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.
Anticipated Detour Dates: March 26 – May 28
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, at BrettC@ssprd.org or 303.483.7021.