Chapman Drive reopens

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The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department today reopened the entire length of Chapman Drive after completing a six-month flood-recovery project to repair the popular trail. OSMP’s repairs along Chapman Drive fixed major trail erosion that was sustained during the September 2013 floods.
The completed repairs will now allow emergency vehicles and administrative vehicles to access the trail, which connects Boulder Canyon to Realization Point on Flagstaff Mountain. Additionally, the project restored the road to its historic condition as constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1935.
Light construction work along the trail work will continue in the coming weeks. OSMP asks visitors who plan to visit Chapman Drive to pay attention to “work ahead” signs and provide construction workers with extra space while enjoying the trail. The rebuilding of Chapman Drive is one of more than a dozen flood-related trail rebuilding projects OSMP is working to complete in 2016.

For more information about the City of Boulder’s open space trails, please visit or call OSMP at 303-441-3440.

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