Denver Moves: Broadway

Project Overview

Denver Moves: Broadway is part of the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program and aligns with Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan to provide Denverites with better and safer transportation choices.

This high-comfort bikeway will provide a significant new north-south connection in Denver’s growing bike network. It will enhance access to local businesses, neighborhoods and other destinations, as well as improve safety for all travelers with upgraded pedestrian crossings, streetscaping, street trees, public art and more, including:

  • New two-way protected bikeway on Broadway uses concrete curb and a row of parking to separate people on bikes from people in cars and connects the Cherry Creek Trail to Center Avenue and RTD’s Broadway station.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk reconstruction will be made at intersections and other locations along the corridor to provide additional safety and comfort for people walking along Broadway.
  • Streetscaping will be enhanced by improving the landscape areas and growing conditions for street trees.
  • Multimodal improvements for better access to bus stops, shorter intersection crossings and improved walkability.
  • Wayfinding signage will be provided to help guide people to multimodal connections along the corridor.
  • Public art locations have been identified for areas along the corridor to complement Broadway’s unique character.
  • Infrastructure improvements such us reconstructed traffic signals and upgraded drainage.
Image showing infrastructure improvements along Broadway including curb ramp and sidewalk reconstruction, reconstructed traffic signals and upgraded drainage.

Intersection Improvements Highlighted

Current Status

The project team has completed the South Broadway Bikeway design process, and construction procurement has begun.  Construction is expected to begin in late 2022.


Project Timeline

Construction is anticipated to start October 7, 2022 and last 12-18 months.

  • Phase 1: Start Fall 2022 - Winter 2023.  The west side of Broadway will undergo enhancements to 16 intersections from 7th Avenue to Center Avenue.
  • Phase 2: Spring 2023 - Summer 2023.  The east side of Broadway will undergo enhancements to 16 intersections from 7th Avenue to Center Avenue.
  • Phase 3: Summer 2023 - Complete Fall 2023.  Final landscaping plantings and permanent striping will take place on Broadway from 7th Avenue to Center Avenue.
  • Summer 2022: Construction Procurement Process
  • Summer 2021: Final Design Complete (Construction-ready)

Travel Impacts

  • Work is anticipated to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Intermittent lane and shoulder closures will be in place throughout S. Broadway for the next year
  • Bus routes may be affected by lane closures
  • Traffic shifts on S. Broadway will occur to maintain safety to motorists and construction crews
  • Business access will be maintained during the project
  • There will be intermittent sidewalk closures with detours in place

Final Design

Denver Moves Broadway Final Design

Please find the final design plans that were presented to the community at the February 18, 2021 workgroup meeting:

 

 

Project Background

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has been working to improve travel options for people who work, live, play and commute along the Broadway corridor.

As a first step toward implementing recommendations, the City installed a temporary bikeway between Bayaud Avenue and Virginia Avenue. The installation of this pilot facility enabled the operational evaluation of a bikeway and other mobility changes before making major infrastructure investments along the larger corridor.

Visit the 
Broadway Bike Study and Broadway/Lincoln Past Studies pages for more information.

Archive

Broadway/Lincoln Area Mobility Joint Projects Virtual Open House — February 2021

The South Broadway project team presented the final bikeway design, and the following teams provided updates about other projects in the area:

A meeting video can be viewed below. The presentation from the meeting is available upon request at denvermovesbroadway@denvergov.org.


Detailed Design Roll Plot — September 2019 

Roll Plot Feedback — September 2019

Design Working Group — September 2019


Loading Zone Roll Plot

Conceptual Design

Design Workgroup — March 2019

Image of transit only lanes along Broadway

Concurrent Projects

The project team has been coordinating closely with the South Central Community Transportation Network, the I-25 & Broadway Interchange Multimodal, and Lincoln Transit Improvements projects to provide additional safety features and smoother connections to the neighborhoods, local businesses, and RTD’s Broadway Station.

South Central Community Transportation Network

DOTI has also been working concurrently with neighborhoods within and surrounding the Denver Moves: Broadway project area to build safer and more efficient walking, biking and transit connections in South Central Denver to get people where they need to go.

DOTI has recently been holding virtual public meetings to understand how people in the community currently travel. Visit the website below for more information on this concurrent project, including opportunities to get involved.

Community Transportation Networks

Lincoln Transit Improvements

Following initial transit improvements along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor, Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure plans to extend transit-only lane hours on South Lincoln Street. During the planning phase, the project team is seeking input from the community on the preferred alternative for Lincoln from I-25 to 7th Avenue.

Lincoln Transit Improvements

South Broadway & I-25 Improvement Projects

The City and County of Denver's is redesigning the interchange of I-25 and Broadway. The improvements aim to create a safe and efficient area for all transportation modes ̶ pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and automobile.

South Broadway & I-25 Multimodal Improvements