Graves Avenue Safe Routes to School in the Town of Estes Park

90% Design Plans

The Graves Avenue Safe Routes to School project recently completed 90 percent design. The design plans and updated project schedule are listed below.  The previous public engagement feedback was used to shape the overall design.  In particular, the selected design incorporates sidewalks along both sides of Graves Avenue, increasing ease and safety for pedestrians while also maintaining on-street parking spaces where safe to do so. To minimize community impact, it is anticipated that construction will occur in the summer of 2022 while school is out of session.

Graves Ave SRTS 90% Design Plans

Graves Ave Public Comment

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Project Schedule

For additional information or to ask questions on the project, please contact the Project Manager Ryan Barr at 970-577-3575 or rbarr@estes.org.

Project Introduction and Background

The Town of Estes Park was awarded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding via the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The SRTS program’s purpose is to enable and encourage children to walk, bike, and roll to and from school by making routes safer, and encouraging healthy and active lifestyles.

The Town of Estes Park’s Graves Avenue Sidewalk and Brodie Avenue sidewalk connector project will include the construction of a continuous sidewalk on one or both sides of Graves Avenue, plus a sidewalk connector from the Brodie Avenue sidewalk to the Elementary School’s parking lot crosswalk.  The improvements along Graves Avenue and the Brodie Avenue Sidewalk Connector will increase safety and accessibility and will also provide connectivity with the neighborhood housing on and near Graves Avenue, the schools, and the Estes Valley Community Center.