Champa Street to Close for Setup of Convention Center's Crane

Published on October 18, 2021

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One Block of Champa Street to Close Temporarily for Setup of Convention Center’s Third and Final Construction Crane

Denver – On Wednesday, the arrival and set up of a third crane that will support the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project will require crews to close Champa Street from 14th Street to Speer Boulevard for a few days.

With two tower cranes visible from the side of facility along Champa Street, this third crane will operate on the roof, setting building materials in place as crews construct an 80,000 square foot multipurpose room, outdoor terrace, and other supporting spaces. The rooftop expansion will offer convention-goers sweeping views of the City skyline and mountains.

The Champa Street closure from 14th Street to Speer Boulevard is scheduled from Wednesday, October 20, at 5:00 a.m. through Monday, October 25, at 5:00 p.m.  Message boards are in place to give travelers who normally take this route advance notice.

An expansion of the Colorado Convention Center will ensure the facility continues to be a significant economic driver for Denver and a global competitor in this space. Funding for the expansion includes $104M from Measure 2C passed by voters in 2015 and $129M in Certificates of Participation (COP) issued in 2018, with repayment of the COPs derived from Tourism Improvement District revenues, a portion of the seat tax and excess revenues from the Convention Center Hotel.