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Broadway slated for new underpass near campus
With hundreds of students needing to cross the street to get to campus each day, the risk of pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents greatly increases. At the intersection of Broadway and Euclid… there have been many close encounters.
“I’ve seen so many people almost get hit, especially by busses, they’re the worst,” said CU junior Nicole Zimleman.
In response to these concerns voiced by CU students and the community alike, a new underpass will be constructed near Broadway and Euclid street (similar to the one created 18 years ago connecting College street to campus).
According to CU student Sean Jaworski, “People are carelessly driving, I’ve definitely seen people almost hit so, yeah I think that it would definitely improve if we had a safer way to cross.”
Vice Chancellor of Administration, Frank Bruno said, “Having the underpass is huge. Again we will be eliminating the movements from across the street where you have peds [pedestrians] waiting to cross and bikes at the same moment and skateboarders and trying to vide with traffic in some way, you know the timing of the signals, no longer becomes an issue because now you have free movement through an underpass.”
The project will cost about 7.6 million dollars and will be funded by several different entities including the University, the City of Boulder, and RTD.
Construction is intended to begin immediately after commencement this May and is estimated to be finished by spring of the following year.