Quebec Alternatives Analysis

Drainage IssuesWith the remarkable transformation of Stapleton International Airport and Lowry Air Force Base over the last two decades, new residents, businesses, and activity continue to transform northeast Denver. Denver Public Works’ Strategic Transportation Plan and East Side Mobility Plan identified a need to improve connectivity and mobility to address new travel demand and access needs in the area. Other strategic plans, such as the dynamic bicycle mobility recommendations established by Denver Moves, will be integrated into the study.

Denver Public Works’ Quebec Alternatives Analysis will focus on identifying near-term, livable alternatives for Quebec Street to improve multimodal mobility and address increasing north-south travel demand. The recommendations of the study will also aim to improve access, safety, and connectivity while respecting the community context and environment.

The study began in the Spring of 2013 and is expected to be completed in late 2013 or early 2014. While the primary technical focus will be along the Quebec Corridor between 26th Avenue and 6th Avenue, the study will have a larger public outreach area between I-70 and 6th Avenue, extending to Monaco Street on the west and Central Park Boulevard/Yosemite Street on the east. 

The Quebec Alternatives Analysis will analyze the East Side Mobility Plan’s recommendations for improving the mobility and congestion challenges of Quebec Street in greater detail and identify additional options for consideration and screening.

The analysis will conclude with a recommended near-term action – or set of actions – to improve multimodal facilities, better accommodate additional travel in the corridor, and reduce current congestion. The study will focus on identifying and implementing transportation solutions ranging from immediate actions to improvements phased over a maximum of 5-10 years

Throughout the study, the City will seek public input to help identify and optimize alternatives that best meet the needs of people who live, work, and travel through the corridor. 

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Study Details

Limited north-south connectivity and multimodal transportation options coupled with traffic congestion and inconsistent sidewalks, crosswalks and bicycle routes have prompted the City to identify ways to improve travel in the corridor. Previous Denver Public Works studies like the Strategic Transportation Plan and East Side Mobility Plan have also highlighted further study of Quebec Street as a priority for improving transportation in the City. 

While the Quebec Alternatives Analysis will identify a preferred alternative for improving travel on Quebec Street, some of the recommended improvements may be located elsewhere in the corridor. The primary technical focus will be on Quebec Street between 26th Avenue and 6th Avenue, but the study will analyze the larger Quebec Street corridor between I-70 and 6th Avenue, extending to Monaco Street on the west and Central Park Boulevard/Yosemite Street on the east.

The Quebec Alternatives Analysis will carry forward the findings identified by the East Side Mobility Plan as well as identify additional options for consideration and screening.

The study team will work with stakeholders to identify and refine the specific alternatives that will be screened and carried through the study process. Roadway reconfiguration, intersection improvements and roadway pairings are among the types of improvement options that will be considered.

Alternatives Overview

The Quebec Alternatives Analysis began in the Spring of 2013 and is expected to be completed in late 2013 or early 2014. It falls into three phases which include: Study Kick-Off, Preliminary Screening and Final Screening & Recommendations. 

Not yet. The Quebec Alternatives Analysis will identify an action – or set of actions – that can be completed over the next five to 10 years to improve travel in the corridor. Implementation will begin as funding becomes available and any necessary approvals are secured.

Yes. The study includes a high-level evaluation of a number of environmental factors. It is important to note that the study is being conducted in compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), so that should federal funding program become available, the analysis done in this study can be used. 

The Alternatives Optimization Task Force is comprised of individuals representing Registered Neighborhood Organizations, business organizations and educational institutions within four blocks of Quebec Street between 26th Avenue and 6th Avenue – the primary technical focus area for the study. The following organizations have been invited to appoint a representative to the task force:

  • Denver Public Schools
  • East Montclair Neighborhood Association
  • FAX Partnership
  • Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.
  • Greater Stapleton Business Association
  • Historic Montclair Community Association, Inc.
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lowry Community Master Association
  • Lowry Neighbors
  • Lowry Redevelopment Authority
  • Lowry United Neighborhoods
  • Northern Airport Corridor Association
  • Paddington Station
  • Stapleton Master Community Association
  • Stapleton Foundation (Stapleton Transportation Management Association)
  • Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN)

Click here for more information about the City’s Registered Neighborhood Organizations.

 


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Current conditions along Quebec

Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved in the study.

Schedule

Study Kick-Off
Study launch, criteria development and identification of alternatives

Preliminary Screening
Preliminary screening and optimization of alternatives

Final Screening & Recommendations
Conceptual engineering, identification of preferred alternative(s), environmental review and documentation

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