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19th & 20th Avenues Two-Way Conversion

 

Denver Public Works will convert 19th Avenue and 20th Avenue to provide two-way vehicular travel on both streets through the North Capitol Hill/Uptown area, between approximately Broadway and Park Avenue West. The emergence of multi-family residences, street-level retail, restaurants, offices, and ongoing development in the area has changed the community, and this project will help reflect this change. New bicycle facilities will be included on both 19th and 20th Avenues, and Grant and Logan Streets will also be converted to two-way vehicular operation between 18th and 20th Avenues. 

As more people choose to live in this area and commute to downtown either by transit, foot, or bicycle, there is an increased need to better integrate multi-modal travel into the corridor. This conversion will allow for more "complete streets" and will contribute to the urban neighborhood character that has emerged. 

Project Goals

  • Improve connectivity by linking and easing access to existing routes
  • Increase safety with improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Provide traffic calming in an increasingly residential area 
  • Enhance neighborhood character with consistent street patterns

Construction Updates — December 2017

Expect to see construction activity at each intersection along 19th and 20th. Crews will need to remove the existing concrete curb ramps, install new storm water inlets, replace some of the storm water pipes under the concrete and rebuild the ADA (American with Disabilities Act) concrete ramps at the corners. Several of the intersections will also receive new traffic signals designed for a two-way traffic operation.

Working hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work will occur occasionally on the weekends. Business and resident access will be maintained during construction. Detour signs will be posted. The public’s patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

map of proposed lane configurations for 19th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Logan Street, and Grant Street

photo of 20th Avenue near Logan Street with street parking and two one-way travel lanes

 

illustration of 20th Avenue near Logan with street parking, two-way travel lanes, westbound bike lane and eastbound sharrows

 
 
Project Status: Construction

19th and 20th Two-Way Conversion Project logo

The final design for the street conversion was completed in 2016. Construction began in Summer 2017 and is expected to continue through Spring 2018.

Project Contacts

Email: 19thand20th@publicinfoteam.com

Phone: 720-440-7652

Project Manager: Kim D. Blair,  P.E.
Denver Public Works