In February 2013, the City will began the reconfiguration of the US 40 (Colfax Avenue)/Galapago/Welton intersection, shifting Welton Street eastward to align with Galapago Street, creating a 90-degree angle between Welton Street and Colfax Avenue,and providing much-needed safety and operational improvements for motorists and pedestrians alike.
Motorists traveling northbound on Speer Boulevard will have more direct access into downtown Denver, as Galapago Street will be converted from a two-way street to a one-way street heading northbound.
Additional work will include new roadway construction; concrete and asphalt paving; new traffic signals and sidewalks. New Design Construction of Denver is the contractor for this project.
Work will begin in February 2013 and is expected to last through December 2013. Normal work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with limited weekend work. While construction is happening, motorists should anticipate single lane closures on Colfax Avenue and Welton Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
RTD Bus Stop Impacts
The westbound bus stop on Colfax Avenue, between Glenarm Place and Welton Street will be slightly relocated during construction for safety purposes. Signs will be posted, directing riders to the location of the temporary bus stop.
For more information about this project, call the public information line at 303-459-4445 or email colfax.galapago.welton@PublicInfoTeam.com.
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