Cherry Creek Trail Detour

A 0.5 section of the Cherry Creek Trail from the Wabash Trailhead to Iliff Avenue in unincorporated Arapahoe County is closed until the end of May 2019. Users will be detoured as construction crews make safety improvements to the Iliff underpass, and add a new bridge over Cherry Creek. 

The project will eliminate the clover leaf and the need to ride on a sidewalk along Iliff Avenue. It will also include adding additional lighting and expanding the width of the underpass for safer travel. 


During the construction, trail users traveling north will be detoured onto S. Wabash Street at the Wabash Trailhead and routed to the north side of Iliff Avenue. Trail users should use cation crossing Iliff Avenue, crossing only at the designated crosswalks. Trail users traveling south will be routed east at Cherry Creek South Drive onto Iliff Avenue and then south on Wabash Street. Detour signs will be posted along the route. (see map below) 


The Cherry Creek Trail will be closed from the Wabash Trailhead to Iliff Avenue for trail improvements and the construction of a new bridge over Cherry Creek. A detour will be in place along Wabash and Iliff Avenue. The project is funded by the Arapahoe County Open Space Sales and Use Tax. (see diagram below for project details)


January 28, 2019 to May 31, 2019 *dates are subject to change


Questions or concerns about the project and detour can be directed to 303-210-2204 or


Work to be completed this week includes topsoil striping and stockpiling, concrete demo and haul off, and tree removal. CAUTION NOTICE: There will be haul trucks entering and exiting the project site each day on Iliff Avenue just east of Cherry Creek. 


Additional truck traffic will be present at the work site due to installation of the soil nail wall and shotcrete. Arapahoe County sheriffs will be increasing their patrolling of the work site. 

The right turn lane on eastbound Iliff Avenue between S Trenton Way and S Valentia St. will be closed next week, March 4-6, due to construction for the new Cherry Creek Trail underpass. The bus stop located at 7800 Iliff Avenue was also be impacted and closed. Please plan accordingly.

We are also adding an additional push button crosswalk on the west side of the Wabash and Iliff intersection to ease bicycle and pedestrian congestion and eliminate the need to cross both streets. 

Trail Map Cherry Creek Closure
Overall Layout Plan