Weekend Travel Advisories from DOTI
Published on November 16, 2023
Headed to Empower Field at Mile High Sunday? Make a Game Plan!
Denver – Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) would like the community to be aware of three locations where our work to make city streets safer will impact travel routes this weekend.
People Headed to Empower Field At Mile High Should Plan for Extra Time
Denver is doing work to make it safer for pedestrians to cross Federal Boulevard between W. 22nd and 27th Avenues. A temporary configuration that’s in place along the stretch from now until December 1 provides one vehicle travel lane in each direction (north and south). With large numbers of people expected in the area on Sunday to see the Broncos play, DOTI is encouraging game-goers to allow for extra time and consider alternate forms of transportation and alternate routes, including approaching the stadium from the south. Also, a reminder that there’s a residential parking program in place around the stadium, requiring a permit to park in many areas, so we encourage people to read the signs posted on the block and avoid areas where a permit is required to avoid being subject to a citation or tow.
Mississippi Avenue Closed Saturday at the Bridge over the South Platte River
Contractors for DOTI are fixing a deteriorated crosswalk on Mississippi Avenue on the east side of the bridge over the South Platte River at Santa Fe Drive. Crews are going to be milling, paving and restriping the crosswalk, with the goal of completing the work in one day - on Saturday, November 18. The team is permitted to work on Sunday and keep the closure in place to finish, if needed. For the safety of all, Mississippi Ave will be closed to vehicles in both directions at the bridge. Alternate routes over the River include Florida and Evans Avenues.
City-sponsored 5k Fun Run to close WB E 56th Avenue Saturday morning
Denver is celebrating the near completion of travel and safety improvements on E 56th Avenue with a 5k fun run with the community on Saturday, November 18. The fun run will close E 56th Ave, westbound only, from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon. Among other things, the voter-approved project has added medians between the eastbound and westbound travel lanes to improve safety for drivers and a multi-use path on the north side of E 56th Ave that connects the community to the local bikeway network and to nature with a new, safer way to walk and bike along the wildlife refuge.