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2017 Project Archive

See highlights from projects completed by Public Works in 2017. For information on projects completed prior to 2014, please contact Public Works Communications at pw.comms@denvergov.org.

35th-36th Pedestrian Bridge

In 2017, Denver Public Works opened a new pedestrian and bike connection between the River North, Curtis Park and Cole neighborhoods and the 38th & Blake station for RTD's University of Colorado A Line commuter rail.

Location and features for the new facility were identified during the planning phase in 2013-14, with a final design selected during the next phase in 2014-15. The bridge opened to the public in August 2017, crossing the railroad tracks to connect Blake Street and Wazee Street between 35th and 36th Streets. Additional multimodal improvements in the 38th & Blake Station area were completed in April 2016, including changes to the Blake Street Bridge over 38th Street, new bike lanes along Blake Street, and nearly 4,000 feet of new sidewalks. 

Read more about the 35th-36th Pedestrian Bridge

 

stairs and elevator for new pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks

 
40th & Colorado Next Steps Study

This study began in 2015 to identify transportation and connectivity improvements in the study area near the 40th & Colorado Station on RTD's A-Line commuter rail. The final report was released in early 2017 with project recommendations in four focus areas:

  • 40th Ave from York St to Colorado Blvd
  • Development north of the 40th & Colorado Station
  • Albion Street and development east of Colorado Blvd
  • Future development adjacent to the RTD station

Read more about the 40th & Colorado study and final recommendations

 

40th & Colorado planning focus areas: 40th Ave from York to Colorado, industrial development north of A-Line Commuter Rail Station, Albion Street and mixed-use development east of Colorado Blvd, Monroe/Market future developments

 
Federal Boulevard Corridor Study

Denver conducted a yearlong study of the 9-mile stretch of Federal Blvd within the city limits, from Floyd Ave to Columbine Road, looking at multimodal transportation safety and access as well as business and environmental concerns.

The project’s final Opportunities and Implementation Report was released in March 2017. It identified both long-term and short-term project recommendations for the corridor.

Read more about the Federal Boulevard Corridor Study and the ultimate vision for the boulevard

Federal Boulevard project logo

South Broadway Reconstruction

The reconstruction phase of the South Broadway/I-25 Improvement Project was completed in summer 2017, including roadway reconstruction of South Broadway from Kentucky to Arizona and a section of Mississippi Avenue between the Consolidated Main Line (CML) Railway and Sherman Street. The $12 million project, underway for the past 16 months, has significantly improved overall mobility along the corridor for people on bikes, foot and in vehicles.

Read more about South Broadway improvements and other projects in the area

 

bus drives through repaved intersection on South Broadway

 

elevated multi-use path next to roadway underpass

 
W 13th Avenue Realignment Study

The city's Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan identified W. 13th Ave. as a transformative project to better connect Sun Valley, the Decatur-Federal Station, adjacent neighborhoods and downtown. Denver Public Works began a study in this area to determine existing conditions and develop and evaluate designs for W. 13th Ave that accommodate cyclists, pedestrians and motorists in a balanced transportation solution, including separated sidewalks, a tree lawn, on-street parking and enhanced bike facilities.

The final feasibility study was released in Spring 2017. The next steps will be to  secure funding for final design, right-of-way, and construction

Read more about the W 13th Avenue study evaulation

 

W 13th Avenue Alignment project logo