UPDATED: Bear Creek Trail–re-opened Friday, Feb 24

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Bear Creek Trail opens 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24. Be cautious near the east side of I-25 as creek protection work continues. Also, watch for flaggers stationed on the trail intermittently, directing pedestrian and bike traffic through the area.

What: Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Interstate- 25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will temporarily detour Bear Creek Trail between 8th Street and I-25.
When: This temporary detour is scheduled to go into effect Monday, Jan. 23 and will be in place for up to five weeks.
Why: This detour is necessary to complete creek protection work at the east end of the box culvert under I-25.
• Eastbound Bear Creek Trail (bikers) – turn north on 8th Street and cross US 24, immediately access the Midland Trail to South Chestnut Street north to West Cucharras Street, continue as it becomes South Walnut Street and connects to Colorado Avenue, under I-25. Users can re-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
• Eastbound Bear Creek Trail (pedestrians) – turn north on 8th Street, cross US 24, continue to Colorado Avenue, head east on Colorado Avenue to I-25. Users can re-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
• Westbound Bear Creek Trail (bikers) – follow the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail north along the east (paved) side of Fountain Creek to America the Beautiful Park and connect to Colorado Avenue, turn west on Colorado Avenue, turn south on South Walnut Street to West Cucharras, turn south on South Chestnut Street to access the Midland Trail. At 8th Street, turn south and cross US 24. Continue south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.
• Westbound Bear Creek Trail (pedestrians) – head west on Colorado Avenue to 8th Street, go south on 8th Street and cross US 24. Continue south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.
For your safety: Trail users are asked to please obey posted closure/detour signs!
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