Sara Hertwig
Idaho Springs Mayor Mike Hillman gives opening remarks before the Colorado Boulevard reconstruction project ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
Idaho Springs finishes Colorado Boulevard reconstruction project

Changes to Idaho Springs’ Colorado Boulevard have been gradual.

But for those who need a refresher, they need only to visit Google Maps’ street view to remember what the street’s east end used to look like.

The sidewalks were fewer, sometimes ending without rhyme or reason, and pedestrian crossings were even rarer. The interchange with Miner Street was completely different, and Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park was seemingly smaller.