COSA Trail Construction Cost per Mile

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Good morning COSA –

We are in the midst of updating the City’s trail development fee. The fee, last updated in 2014, used approximately $450k per lineal mile of paved 10’ trail. However, the last few trail construction projects have come in between $800k – $2.2 million per mile, depending on the length, complexity, engineering and permitting required. Those costs also include amenities such as HAWK signals, bridges, etc.

My questions to COSA community are:

– What cost do you assume per mile of 10’ wide concrete trail, inclusive of design, engineering, and construction costs?

– What cost do you assume for soft surface trail, inclusive of design, engineering, and construction costs?

– Have you completed any recent trail projects that have confirmed these cost assumptions?

– If you have a trail development fee, what percentage of actual trail construction does it cover?

Thanks in advance for your assistance with gathering these data points.

Best,

Justin

Justin Scharton

Superintendent

Culture, Parks & Recreation Dept | Natural Areas & Trails Division

321 N 16th Ave | Greeley, CO 80631

O: 970.350.9412 | C: 970.590.1705

greeleygov.com/naturalareas