Boulder County, in partnership with the City of Boulder, has developed the Jay Road Connections Study that evaluates options to extend the Longmont-to-Boulder (LOBO) Trail from the city’s Cottonwood Trail at Jay Road to the existing terminus of the trail in Gunbarrel.
The Study examines potential alignment options along the corridor and presents a preferred off-street multi-use path alignment for future design and construction.
Project Vision and Goals
The LOBO Trail – Jay Road connections is an off-street multi-use path that supports comfortable regional active travel while also enhancing access for localized recreational activities and nearby transit facilities. The design of the trail maintains context sensitivity to the surrounding landscape and encourages users to be respectful of the limits of the public trail access and private landowners’ rights to privacy.
Critical Project Issues and Needs
- Create a multi-use trail connection from the Cottonwood Trail to the existing LOBO Regional Trail
- Include considerations for both transportation and recreational uses of the trail
- Consider the potential for impacts to hydrologic systems and ecological habitat
- Consider the potential for right-of-way impacts
- Generate a high level of community involvement
- Identify adequate project funding for near-term design and construction
- Consider the potential for private landowner impacts
Boulder County conducted an extensive public outreach process as part of this project, including an open house in April 2018 to present preliminary connection alternatives and one in June 2018 to review updated options.
Once the preferred options were identified, conceptual designs were developed for each of the two preferred alignments.
- LOBO Trail – Jay Road Connections Study Final Report (March 2020)
- LOBO Trail – Jay Road Connections Conceptual Designs (March 2020)
There are no public meetings currently scheduled.
The project will include multiple opportunities for public input. Sign up for the project notification list.
If you have questions, contact the project manager:
- Tonya Luebbert – email
Previous Meetings and Meeting Materials:
- June 13, 2018 – Open House to Share DRAFT Preferred Alignment and Gather Input
- April 10, 2018 – Open house to present preliminary connection alternatives and gather public input.