Cherry Creek South Drive - Phase III

Denver Public Works is developing a design for the third and final half-mile segment of Cherry Creek South Drive, from 600 feet west of Steele Street to the completed section west of Garfield Street. The design includes improvements to two intersections along Cherry Creek South Drive at Alameda Avenue and Steele Street. This design project will complete a vision for the Cherry Creek South Drive corridor that began more than ten years ago. When constructed, the project will improve public safety and provide an enhanced experience for all modes of travel with improved access to the Cherry Creek Trail.

It is anticipated that the design for this segment of Cherry Creek South Drive will be completed within the next six months. The construction of this project is dependent upon the availability of funding and coordination that may be required with other projects to minimize impacts in the neighborhood.

Status Update

December 2013 - City staff is working with the design consultant team, lead by Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), to address the numerous challenges and potential impacts of the remaining Phase III portion of the corridor.  The design work includes a number of elements needed to complete the vision for a consistent and enhanced Cherry Creek South Drive corridor, including concrete pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalk, landscaping and irrigation, utilities, street lighting (referred to as base project improvements), amenities and a new signalized intersection at the Cherry Creek South Drive and Alameda Intersection.

The project team met with representatives from adjacent properties to discuss the project and received valuable input from these stakeholders.  This input and information developed through numerous site visits and technical analysis is being used to complete a design solution that complements Phases I and II and balances the various needs in the corridor.  The design work will continue through Spring 2014.

Currently there is no construction funding identified for the project.  However, completing the Phase III design at the 90% level will position the project to pursue funding for implementation.  The 90% level of design and cost estimating will focus on the
base project improvements within the section needed to complete a consistent corridor that aligns with improvements from the Phase I and Phase II projects. Design elements and amenities outside the footprint of the base project improvements and still within the City’s right-of-way will be developed after construction funding has been identified and the project is ready to move into implementation.

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