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Foothills Parkway to be closed Saturday, Sunday for bridge removal

From 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday Foothills Parkway will be closed from Baseline Road to Arapahoe Avenue

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Foothills Parkway will be closed Saturday and Sunday due to a planned bridge removal, Boulder announced this week.

From 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday, Foothills Parkway will be closed from Baseline Road to Arapahoe Avenue.

The work is part of the Foothills Parkway underpass project on Colo. 157, just south of Colorado Avenue, which is projected to be completed in a year.

The new underpass will replace the existing bridge and provide a safer route for cyclists and pedestrians.

Part of the construction includes removing the existing bridge over Foothills Parkway.

A detour will be in place from Baseline Road or Arapahoe Avenue to U.S. 36/28th Street. The pedestrian and bicycle detour will be signed along the route and available at bit.ly/FoothillsUnderpass.

Park East Park will remain open, but the basketball court will be fenced off and closed to play Friday through Nov. 8. The city recommended Emma Gomez Martinez Park, Greenleaf Park or the East Boulder Community Center and Park as alternate locations for basketball.

Following this weekend’s closure, construction of the underpass on the west side of Foothills Parkway will begin. Four lanes of Foothills Parkway will remain open with occasional off-peak time lane closures.

For more information, visit bit.ly/FoothillsUnderpass or contact Noreen Walsh at 303-441-4301 or walshn@bouldercolorago.gov.

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