Denver Public Works began construction in May 2017 on the third and final half-mile segment of Cherry Creek South Drive, to complete the vision for the corridor that began in 2000.
The project area runs from 600 feet west of Steele Street to the completed section west of Garfield Street and includes improvements to two intersections along Cherry Creek South Drive at Alameda Avenue and Steele Street.
The project will improve public safety and provide an enhanced experience for all modes of travel with improved access to the Cherry Creek Trail.
October: Intersection sidewalks, curb, gutter and ADA ramp work is complete, as well as the new parking lane with permeable pavements to control stormwater and runoff. At the Cherry Creek Trail, the bridge and pedestrian crossing with new rapid flashing beacon are open. Final landscaping, seeding and sod work will also take place this season.
See the detour map (PDF)
Construction on Cherry Creek South Drive from west of S. Steele Street through the E. Alameda Avenue intersection began in May 2017 and last through November 2017. There will be detours in place for drivers heading westbound while work is underway. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Vehicle traffic on westbound Cherry Creek South Drive between University and Alameda will be detoured onto Alameda Avenue. Eastbound traffic will remain on Cherry Creek South Drive.
See the detour map (PDF)
Bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to use caution near the construction zone.
Phase III construction is scheduled for completion by late November 2017, pending weather or other unforeseen issues, such as utilities relocations. Crews will return in the spring of 2018 to complete the landscaping features.
Public meeting — Tuesday, February 24
Central Christian Church
City staff are working with the design consultant team, lead by Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), to address the numerous challenges and potential impacts of the remaining Phase III portion of the corridor. The design work includes a number of elements needed to complete the vision for a consistent and enhanced Cherry Creek South Drive corridor, including concrete pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalk, landscaping and irrigation, utilities, street lighting (referred to as base project improvements), amenities and a new signalized intersection at the Cherry Creek South Drive and Alameda Intersection.
The project team met with representatives from adjacent properties to discuss the project and received valuable input from these stakeholders. This input and information developed through numerous site visits and technical analysis is being used to complete a design solution that complements Phases I and II and balances the various needs in the corridor. The design work will continue through Spring 2014.
Currently there is no construction funding identified for the project. However, completing the Phase III design at the 90% level will position the project to pursue funding for implementation. The 90% level of design and cost estimating will focus on the base project improvements within the section needed to complete a consistent corridor that aligns with improvements from the Phase I and Phase II projects. Design elements and amenities outside the footprint of the base project improvements and still within the City’s right-of-way will be developed after construction funding has been identified and the project is ready to move into implementation.
Design for the third and final segment of Cherry Creek South Drive was completed in 2016. Construction on this stretch began in May 2017 and will continue through mid-November, weather permitting.