The City and County of Denver’s Public Infrastructure (38th & Blake Station) TOD Project will make infrastructure improvements to provide better pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access to the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) future 38th & Blake rail station that is being built as part of its FasTracks program.
The project will construct thousands of feet of new sidewalks immediately surrounding the station and make improvements to the existing Blake Street Bridge over 38th Street, which has been identified by the City and local community as a priority for improving accessibility to the station. Construction of the sidewalks and bridge is expected to start in 2015. Under a separate project, the City is also building a new pedestrian bridge over the rail road tracks to connect Blake Street and Wazee Street between 35th and 36th Streets. For more information on that project, click here.
Through this project, the City will refine and begin implementing a long-term vision for the station area that builds 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. This project will be closely coordinated with the station and rail improvements that are planned for RTD’s East Rail Line and Central Rail Extension projects.