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Bartley Blvd extension to open, completes full circle

Release Date: September 29, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University-Pueblo opens Bartley Blvd extension to complete full circle

PUEBLO – From its inception as a campus in the mid 1960s, the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus was intended to be encircled by a ring road that would allow access from any direction into the interior road system and parking lots. More than 50 years later, the University will celebrate the opening of the final piece of road connecting Bartley Boulevard, Desert Flower Blvd., and Walking Stick Blvd. 

The University will commemorate the opening of the last 1200 linear feet of roadway to kick off Homecoming activities at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 near the water towers on campus. The brief ceremony will include CSU-Pueblo President Tim Mottet, Associate Vice President for  Facilities Management Craig Cason, and CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board Trustee and the Village Green at Walking Stick resident Barbara Vidmar. 

In 2016, the State of Colorado granted $975,000 in controlled maintenance funding to complete the last portion of roadway. The lack of this final link was a safety issue as traffic had to wind its way through Kremmling Lane, which is used as a pedestrian walkway for students coming from the residence halls into the main portion of campus.

The completion of the roadway will provide easier access to the north side of campus and will provide additional safety for students as well as residents of the Village Green at Walking Stick subdivision. Residents of the Village Green had only one egress from their homes through Walking Stick Boulevard. The road will now provide them with an extra exit strategy. In addition, the road will be lined with LED lighting thanks in part to the University’s energy performance contract with Johnson Controls. The road completion will beautify the campus as well, eliminating the dirt road and weeds that separated the Student Recreation Field and the water towers.  Due to the new road alignment, old Parking Lot N-6 was eliminated and a new paved parking lot featuring 38 spaces was constructed along the east side of the Recreation Field.  

Colorado State University - Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional comprehensive universities in teaching, research, and service by providing leadership and access for its region, while maintaining its commitment to diversity.

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