CASTLE CREEK PROJECT COMPLETED Construction for the Castle Creek Corridor Improvement Project, including the new Castle Creek Trail that connects Marolt Trail to the Aspen Country Day and Aspen Music Festival and School campuses, is officially complete.
“This has been a positive, collaborative partnership between Pitkin County, the City of Aspen, and the community to make this project a success and what we see in the corridor represents huge improvements,” said Gary Tennenbaum, director of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, at a June 26 ribbon cutting.
“All of the project elements, from rockfall mitigation to the trail itself mean improved safety in the corridor. This project is rooted in community collaboration and will serve locals and visitors. It is thrilling to see the project completed,” he said.
“I want to extend a ‘thanks’ to the community who have participated in the planning and made it a better project and to the neighbors who have endured construction along the way. I invite the community to come out and enjoy this trail,” said Pitkin County Commissioner Kelly McNicholas Kury.
Prior to the corridor improvements, Castle Creek Road lacked shoulder area, had extremely steep roadside slopes and limited visibility. Travel along the road was often hazardous, particularly for pedestrians and less experienced cyclists. The finished project includes widened road shoulders, a downhill bike lane, a designated pedestrian path, and speed tables.
“The only thing that I’m going to ask as we cut the ribbon on this trail is anyone watching please wear your mask while you’re out recreating,” said Aspen City Councilwoman Rachael Richards.
For more information: Gary Tennenbaum Open Space and Trails Director firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-920-5355