Broadway/US36 Multimodal Improvement

The project will include building a multimodal pathway, along the southern edge of Broadway, connecting CO-7/5th Ave in Lyons on the western end of downtown Lyons to the St Vrain trail network and Black Bear Hole at the eastern edge of town.

Currently, Broadway (US-36 eastbound) does not have sidewalks or bike lanes. This project will enhance pedestrian activity, enable pedestrians and cyclists to travel more safely along the roadway. It will also create pedestrian access on the northern edge to the businesses along Broadway, activating the north side of the road for improved business access, and add on-street parking, along the southern and northern edges of Broadway (very similar to Main St Parking and improvements) for this area of downtown Lyons.

The design phase of the project kicked off in January 2022 and includes the following project elements:
1. Narrower travel lanes to enhance safety for all modes of travel
2. Curb extensions to shorten crossing distances at intersections
3. New sidewalks along the north side of the roadway
4. Addition of public parking spaces along both the northern and southern edges
5. Delivery and service access to businesses along the north side of Broadway
6. Improved bicycle and pedestrian access to downtown, the Library, Sandstone Park, and Black Bear Hole
7. Multimodal pathway (bike/ped) along the south side of Broadway

In 2021, this project secured additional funding through the Colorado Department of Transportation ‘s Revitalizing Main Street program. The bulk of the financing is from Transportation Improvement Projects Funding from DRCOG. The Town match is currently estimated to be approximately $61K.

Significant improvements to the westbound direction of US-36 were made in 2010 (along the historic Main St corridor), with additional improvements on US-36 westbound from McConnell to 3rd Ave in 2016. The Town plans to host public meetings on this project with both businesses and the community.

View the Preliminary Design Board for Discussion:

Public Input:


Previous Meetings and Info:

Thursday, March 31, 2022 6 - 7 pm
Public Input Meeting via zoom
Public Meeting and Input Discussion 

Thursday, March 10, 2022 3  - 5 pm 
Meeting with businesses located on Broadway.
Location: Lyons Regional Library

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12 - 2pm
Meeting with businesses located on Broadway.
Location: Lyons Regional Library

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. 
Meeting with businesses located on Broadway.
Location: Online via Zoom
US36 Multimodal Improvement Presentation