Peoria Crossing Project

The City and County of Denver, City of Aurora and Regional Transportation District (RTD) are constructing an overpass (bridge) on Peoria Street between East 39th Avenue and Baranmor Parkway. Extensive research, outreach and community engagement was conducted during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

This project involves building an overpass bridge just west of the current Peoria Street alignment that spans the Union Pacific Railroad and East Rail Line tracks to separate vehicle traffic from passing railroads. This vehicle bridge will also go over East 37th Avenue and Smith Road to improve safety and travel reliability and it will include a 14-foot wide sidewalk along the northbound lanes for pedestrians to access the future commuter rail station.

Other project components include making improvements to the existing Peoria Street between 33rd and 39th avenues to create a frontage road on the east side of the new bridge structure, the construction of retaining walls, utility relocations and aesthetic improvements.

Project Schedule

Reconstruction work in several intersections along Peoria Street is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 25, when the east half of the Peoria Street and 39th Avenue intersection will be closed for about three days. Work on the west half of this intersection is scheduled to take place over the weekend of Friday, Sept. 5. Click here to see a detour route map for this closure

Right after the Labor Day holiday work will move to Smith Road and 37th Avenue where sections of each roadway will be rebuilt. This work will require closing sections of each road starting Tuesday, Sept. 2 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 5. Click here to see detour route maps for these closures