Transportation Engineering and Permitting

Right-of-wayTransportation engineering review and approval is required whenever there is construction in the city's public right-of-way (ROW) such as changing the location of the curb and gutter, sidewalk, driveways or curb ramps; or construction of lighting, traffic signs, or medians.

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Development Services may require an approved Transportation Engineering Plan (TEP) for any project which one or more of the following criteria apply, or at the discretion of the Development Services Engineer:
  • Change of use
  • Site access modification
  • Change in location of curb and gutter, sidewalk, driveways, or curb ramps
  • Construction of 100 continuous lineal feet or more of curb and gutter, sidewalk, or alley
  • Construction on a state highway or an arterial street as defined by Development Services
  • Construction of new street or pedestrian lighting in the right-of-way (ROW) 
  • Construction of medians or acceleration/deceleration lanes, or change in street lane widths
  • Construction of new intersection control (stop signs, signals, roundabouts, etc)
  • Project impacts either pavement markings or traffic signs within the ROW, excluding perpendicular utility service connections
  • Project traffic study indicates necessity for significant improvements in ROW other than noted above

 

Guiding Document:  Colfax Avenue Concept Plan

The Colfax Avenue Concept Plan is intended to be the vision for Colfax Avenue.  It gives guidance to City Staff in the development review process and to property owners along the Colfax corridor and serves as a foundation for future policies.

Colfax Avenue Concept Plan (7 MB - PDF)

View a list of Public Works rules and regulations.

For information on Public Works standard fees, see Public Works /SUDP fee schedule under Building and Land Development Fees.
Right-of-way (ROW) permits are required for all construction that occurs within the pubic right-of-way and are issued by Public Works. For more information on ROW permits see Public Works Right-of-Way Services.
Street and alley vacations and MEPs are issued by Public Works Plans Review Services.  For more information on vacations and MEPs please see Public Works Right-of-Way Services Plan Review Services.

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Transportation Engineering staff:
developmentservices@denvergov.org

Office hours and location:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Staff hours vary (appointments recommended)

Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept 2
Denver, CO 80202

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