Contractors began construction on Monday, April 25 on the Parker Road Overpass for the High Plains Trail Connector Project. Work will begin just north of Preservation Park and Trailhead and will move east across Parker Road. This $5.2-million multimodal project will connect two major regional trails--the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and High Plains Trail.
The first phase of the regional connection project will take approximately six months to complete and install a grade-separated crossing at S. Parker Road, which will connect to the existing Cherry Creek Regional Trail.
This project is an extension of the High Plains Trail, a regional trail recently constructed along E-470 that extends from Stephen D. Hogan Parkway to Ireland Way at the Arapahoe/Douglas County line. The project will improve regional trail connectivity, provide a safer crossing at Parker Road, improve neighborhood access to the larger Denver regional trail network, and enhance quality of life for residents.
Funding for the trail connection project is provided by Arapahoe County, the Town of Parker, City of Aurora, City of Centennial, Douglas County and E-470 Public Highway Authority. The partner group has also secured funding from Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). Arapahoe County is managing construction for the project.
For information and updates, visit the High Plains Trail Connector Project page: at www.arapahoe.gov/parkerhighplains