Construction and Detours

Construction

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.

Charley Emely 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 - Spring 2018
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, SteveW@sspr.org or 303.483.7024.

Entertainment District Park
Project Description: Construction is underway on the Entertainment District Park, located at the southwest corner of Kimmer Drive and Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree. The contractor on the project is Double R Excavating, Inc. Project sponsors are South Suburban Park and Recreation District and the City of Lone Tree.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 2017 – June 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@SSPRD.org or 303.483.7020

Milliken Park Restroom Construction
Project Description: A new restroom and drinking fountain will be constructed in Milliken Park along the High Line Canal Trail.  The park will be impacted during construction, utility trenching, and restroom delivery. Temporary area and trail closures will occur within the park and along High Line Canal Trail. Detour signage will direct you back to High Line Canal Trail.  Please stay clear of construction areas and equipment for your safety. See trail map of detour, construction, and closures.
Anticipated Construction Dates: September - November 30, 2017
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@SSPRD.org or 303.483.7020

Urban Drainage and Flood Control District project on Jackass Gulch
Project description: The Mineral Trail (also known as the Railroad Spur Trail) in Littleton near Jackass Hill Road and the intersection at the Highline Canal near Mineral will be affected by this project. Trail patrons, please be aware of construction traffic and construction activities along the trail. No trail closures are anticipated.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 1 – December 31, 2017
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@sspr.org or 303.953.7626.

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

Big Dry Creek Trail Detour
Project description: Big Dry Creek Trail at West Lehow Ave.
Anticipated Detour Dates: Ongoing
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Charley Emely 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. See 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 Detour Dates: November 2017 - Spring 2018
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, SteveW@sspr.org or 303.483.7024.

High Line Canal Trail Closure
Project description: A full closure and detour of the High Line Canal Trail is necessary for drainage structure work as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project. Use the C-470 Trail to Erickson Blvd., then County Line Rd. to Primo Rd., then back to the High Line Canal Trail. See map for more information.
Anticipated Detour Dates: October 30 – December  31, 2017
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626
 

Mary Carter Greenway Trail Closure and Detour
Project description: The construction associated with the C-470 Express Lanes project includes the replacement of the existing eastbound and westbound South Platte River bridges. Thus, the Mary Carter Greenway Trail under those bridges will be closed intermittently over a 6 month construction period, with detours in place.  Pay careful attention to electronic message boards and route maps on the detour as well as regular CDOT updates.
Anticipated Detour Dates: Beginning Jul 2017 - December 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Milliken Park/High Line Canal Trail Closures
Project description: The construction of a new restroom in Milliken Park along the High Line Canal Trail will require park and trail closures. During construction the High Line Canal Trail may be closed between S. Clarkson Street and S. Caley Avenue. Please adhere to the trail closure signs during construction and stay clear of construction areas for your safety. See trail map of detour, construction, and closures.
Anticipated Detour Dates: September 6 - November 30, 2017
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@SSPRD.org or 303.483.7020

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.