With 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.