About the Project


The Public Infrastructure (38th & Blake Station) TOD Project will make immediate improvements to the area around the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) future 38th & Blake rail station and also define a plan for improving the existing Blake Street Bridge over 38th Street. The project area currently presents the community with mobility challenges including limited pedestrian and bicycle access to the future station.

The project will build off the recommendations, decisions and input from the City’s 38th & Blake Station Area Plan, the Next Steps 38th & Blake Traffic Operational Study and others. While specific improvements will be localized to the area immediately surrounding the future rail station, the project will provide improved access and mobility to residents of the Cole, Five Points, Elyria-Swansea, Curtis Park, River North and Upper Larimer neighborhoods.

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Aug 09, 2012

One of the first improvements you will see from the Public Infrastructure (38th & Blake Station) TOD Project will be thousands of feet of new sidewalks that will improve pedestrian access to RTD’s 38th & Blake rail station.

Project Highlights

One of the first improvements you will see from the Public Infrastructure (38th & Blake Station) TOD Project will be thousands of feet of new sidewalks that will improve pedestrian access to RTD’s 38th & Blake rail station.

Specific areas identified for sidewalk improvements include:

  • Blake St from 35th St to 40th St
  • 36th St from Blake St to Walnut St
  • 38th St from Arkins Ct to mid-way between Chestnut Pl and Delgany St
  • 40th St from Blake St to Walnut St
  • Portions of Downing St. near the intersection witth Blake St.


Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and continue in phases until it’s complete. The first priority is to install sidewalks where none exist. The second priority is to upgrade the sidewalks that are in need of repair.




One of the most significant challenges to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular mobility for communities in the project area is the Blake Street Bridge over 38th Street. Numerous studies have identified improvements to this location as a priority.


The bridge is being redesigned to improve the approach and flatten the hump over 38th Street for better sight distance and safety. Wide, bike-friendly sidewalks over the bridge will offer enhanced pedestrian and bike mobility. In addition, a new multi-use trail connection will be constructed between 38th/Walnut Street and RTD’s 38th/Blake Station. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016. 


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