Pueblo West Safe Routes to School Improvements

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Project description and location

Pueblo West Metro District applied for a CDOT Safe Routes to School grant in 2016 and were unsuccessful in that request, having successfully obtain SRTS grants in previous funding cycles. The proposed improvements in the 2016 request are to construct a trail along S. McCulloch Boulevard between Hahns Peak Ave. and Joe Martinez Blvd, then head easterly along the north side of Joe Martinez Blvd. to Civic Center Drive. This trail improvement would create access from Swallows Charter Academy, the Pueblo West Library, Civic Center Park and local businesses, and eliminate a hazardous condition surrounding the school currently.

Key partners for project

Lead partner for implementation: Pueblo West Metro District
Current land/property owner: Pueblo Count
Long term maintenance/operations: PWMD manages via IGA with Pueblo County
Political or jurisdictional approvals: Pueblo West Metro District

Project status

Design stage: conceptually designed; full construction documents needed
Entitlement approvals: construction permits required after design
Outside funding partner: PWMD to evaluate CDOT SRTS grant cycle for FY19
Outside funding status: tentative

Implementation timeline

Planning and design: PWMD can provide most design in house; needs outside surveying
Community outreach: CDOT process requires outreach; can/will occur via social media
Construction: contracting via outside general contractor; oversight by PWMD
Procurement: follows PWMD process; CDOT process if applicable

Budget and cost information

Total cost estimate: $250,000 in 2016 $; anticipate costs near $275,000 if built in 2019
Outside funding amount: none yet identified – CDOT potential
Funding required from 1A: $275,000 – requires final design and bidding
Explanation of costs: funds will be used for design, soft and hard costs of construction
Long term maintenance: Pueblo West Metro District
Supporting documents: 2016 SRTS Grant application to CDOT by PWMD

Next steps for roject

Political: establish IGA for funding with PWMD
Legal: draft IGA terms
Design/construction: PWMD should provide timeline and process within IGA



Project Site
United States
38° 19' 30.3564" N, 104° 44' 31.074" W