Current Transportation & Infrastructure Projects

On this page, you’ll find information about major studies, planning efforts, and construction projects currently underway in the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI).

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Alameda Underpass

The City and County of Denver is working to establish a future vision for the Alameda Underpass near the Baker, Valverde and Athmar Park neighborhoods and the Alameda transit station.

We have conducted a comprehensive study of the Alameda Underpass between Santa Fe Drive and Cherokee Street to establish a multi-modal vision for the Alameda Underpass area and help plan for the implementation of improvements and design of the underpass. The project identifies benefits and challenges of various ways the City might address the corridor’s identified needs, and vets those options with very preliminary conceptual design.

The project’s final Conceptual Study Report was released in May 2019. It identified a preferred roadway cross-section alternative and helped plan for the future, potentially phased implementation of these improvements.

Learn more about Connect Alameda

Baker NTMP Action Plan

The Baker neighborhood was selected as the second neighborhood to go through the NTMP Action Plan collaboration process. Less than two (2) miles away from downtown Denver, the Baker neighborhood spans the area east of the South Platte River to Broadway, and north to south from W. 6th Avenue to E. Mississippi Avenue. Baker ranked second in the NTMP prioritization model which incorporated the following factors: growth pressure, safety, transportation equity, and multimodal.

The Baker Action Plan identified and delivered 5-15 specific, near-term transportation and mobility enhancement projects, while highlighting the longer term actions. The process to develop the Action Plan took approximately five (5) months, beginning in December 2018.

Read more about the Baker NTMP Action Plan


Bannock Street Project

The City and County of Denver is transforming a stretch of Bannock Street from 14th Avenue to Colfax Avenue into a versatile public gathering space that people on foot and on bikes can enjoy year-round and experience as a new gateway to Civic Center Park.

Bannock Street, which borders Denver’s iconic Civic Center Park has primarily served to move vehicle traffic for many years.  Now, the goal is to bring Bannock Street itself into prominence, as a space to be enjoyed and celebrated, and serve as the front porch of Denver City Hall.

The Bannock Street Project is located between 14th Ave and Colfax Avenue.

Bannock Street closed to vehicle traffic on April 21, 2020. It reopened as a public gathering space following installation of a colorful street mural. 

Read more about the Transforming Bannock project

Central Community Transportation Network

The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

Get Involved: Please join us for Central CTN Community Meeting #4 on May 4th from 5:30-7:00pm. The team will be sharing project updates and present 60% designs for some Central CTN corridors.

Central Denver Neighborhoods include:

  • Auraria
  • Central Business District
  • City Park
  • City Park West
  • Clayton
  • Cole
  • Five Points
  • Skyland
  • Union Station
  • Whittier

Read more about the Central Community Transportation Network

City Transit Service Pilot

In September 2020, the City and County of Denver initiated a planning study to discover where a neighborhood transit service should be operated to serve community needs and improve mobility for its residents.  Following on lessons learned from Denver’s City Shuttle Microtransit Pilot with Chariot in 2018, a local neighborhood transit service will be defined from extensive input and data gathered from the community.  Understanding where our residents want to go and at what times will be critical in any successful follow-up pilot.

Learn more about the City Transit Service Pilot

Colfax Corridor BRT

The Colfax BRT project is currently in the preliminary engineering and design phase to identify transit and other multimodal improvements within the East Colfax travel corridor. The corridor is roughly bounded by I-25 and I-225 to the west and east, respectively, and by 12th Avenue and 20th Avenue on the south and north.

Read more about the Colfax BRT project

Colfax & Federal Interchange Transformation

Both the City and County of Denver (CCD) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recognize the opportunity at the Colfax and Federal Interchange to reevaluate the current configuration and develop a design that maximizes network opportunities and future land use efficiency.

The purpose of the City and County of Denver Colfax and Federal Interchange Transformation Project (“Transformation Project”) is to build out the understanding of technical factors, including the interchange configuration, improving the transportation network for all users, stormwater requirements and possibilities, and evaluate the scenarios that best connect to the vision, goals, recommendations and strategies from previous citywide and area specific plans. 

Read more about the Colfax & Federal Interchange Transformation Project

Denver Moves: Broadway

Since 2015, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has been studying Broadway to make the corridor safer for bicyclists, drivers, pedestrians and transit riders.

In 2019, after extensive community input and technical planning, the City is designing a more multi-modal Broadway:

  • Broadway South Segment: Detailed design of construction-ready plans from 7th Avenue at the Cherry Creek Trail south to the I-25 Broadway Station.
    The voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program invests $12 million toward the construction of Denver Moves: Broadway’s South Segment.
  • Broadway North Segment: Conceptual design from 7th Avenue north to 16th Avenue.

Transit improvements: Following initial transit improvements along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor, DOTI 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.

Read more about Denver Moves: Broadway

Denver Moves: Downtown

Denver Moves: Downtown is a planning effort that is re-envisioning the city’s downtown transportation system. It will build off years of study and analysis to create a roadmap for implementing tangible near-term improvements that the hundreds of thousands of people who live, work, study, visit and play in downtown Denver will experience in the coming years, while also identifying a long-term vision for the future of mobility in the city’s center.

The effort is being led by the City and County of Denver, in collaboration with the Regional Transportation District and the Downtown Denver Partnership, and will be completed in early 2020.

A public meeting was held June 10, 2020 so residents could learn about the proposed future improvements for getting around on downtown streets.  A recording of the meeting and a PowerPoint presentation are now available:

Learn more about Denver Moves: Downtown and get involved!

Denver Moves Everyone 2050

Denver Moves Everyone 2050 is a citywide plan identifying transportation solutions that will make it easier to get where we want to go. The plan will prioritize equitable and safe solutions for Denverites, and seek to improve the movement of goods and services ensuring you have access to everything you need. 

To accomplish this vision, the plan will focus on improving all the ways we travel - whether rolling, walking, bicycling, taking transit or driving - and all the ways we manage traffic and freight.

Learn more about Denver Moves Everyone 2050 

Denver Moves: Federal Transit Study

The transit study and alternatives analysis will advance the corridor vision by identifying and analyzing transit options along the Federal Boulevard corridor within the City and County of Denver. Denver Moves: Federal will identify and evaluate transit options and determine how enhanced transit can better serve the communities that make this corridor such a vibrant and multi-faceted place.

The next step in the planning process is to evaluate costs, benefits, and impacts of potential transit options. Building on a combination of multiple past and ongoing mobility, land use, and community studies, the project team will work with stakeholders to select a range of potential options for high capacity transit on Federal Boulevard from Floyd Avenue to 52nd Avenue.  These recommendations will help develop the next steps for implementation of high capacity transit, including identifying potential funding opportunities.

Learn more about the study and opportunities for feedback

Denver's Scooter and Bike Share Program

Denver is moving two licensing agreements through the Denver City Council approval process that would allow two companies to operate scooter and bike share services in Denver. 

In 2018, Denver launched a Dockless Mobility Pilot Program, which permitted electric scooters and dockless bikes to operate in the public right-of-way.  Through the pilot, DOTI observed that shared micromobility provided an effective opportunity to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips, enhance people’s connections to transit and provide other ways to get around. Over the course of the pilot, over six million trips were taken in Denver, averaging over 6,500 trips per day.

Read more about Denver's Scooter and Bike Share Program

East Alameda Avenue After Study

DOTI Transportation Design is analyzing the impacts of the restricted movements at Corona Street and Alameda Avenue has created along the corridor and on nearby streets.  The turn restrictions were implemented in 2018 after the completion of the Washington Park Alameda Traffic Study. Staff is developing short and long term solutions for the corridor to address the safety and connectivity issues on Alameda Avenue from Pearl Street to Franklin Avenue.

Project Schedule:

  • Data Collection: October-December 2019 – Completed
  • Analysis/ Alternatives Evaluation: January-March 2020 – Completed
  • Public Outreach: May 2020 – Completed
  • Design Procurement – August 2021
  • Design: Fall 2021-Spring 2022
  • Construction (unfunded): Summer 2022+

This project was presented to the community on May 19, 2020.

Recording of the virtual meeting is now available (YouTube)

Read more about the E. Alameda Avenue After Study

Far Northeast Neighborhood Next Steps Study

The Far Northeast area of the City of Denver includes the Montbello, Gateway-Green Valley Ranch, and Denver International Airport neighborhoods. Originally designed as a car-centric suburban community, the area has significant gaps in sidewalk, bicycle facility, and transit access.

The purpose of the Far Northeast Area Next Steps Study is to create a plan to implement projects that will help address these gaps and improve overall mobility and connectivity for the community. The study will identify transportation improvement projects and an implementation strategy that will be prioritized for near-term and long-term completion. 

Learn more about the Far NE Neighborhood Next Steps Study

Green Valley Ranch Boulevard Project

Improvements along Green Valley Ranch Boulevard, between Chambers and Tower roads, are in the works for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. The City and County of Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is in the design phase of a project that will beautify and provide additional bicycle and pedestrian mobility along this 2-mile corridor in eastern Denver.

Learn more about the Green Valley Ranch Boulevard project

Hampden Avenue

The city conducted a corridor study in 2018-19 to recommend multimodal and placemaking improvements for Hampden Avenue. 

  • Near-term safety improvements were constructed in 2019 in coordination with CDOT.
  • Design for Phase 2 is expected to kick off in 2021 to address high priority projects recommended in the study.

Denver voters approved funds through the Elevate Denver Bond Program to fund Hampden Corridor Multimodal Improvements.

Read more about the Hampden Avenue Corridor Study

High Line Canal Trail Underpasses

Mississippi/Parker — Status: Construction Procurement

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, or DOTI, is beginning work on a project that will create a safer, more convenient connection for people who walk and ride bikes on the High Line Canal Trail. Over the next several months, crews will install an underpass beneath Parker Road to continuously connect the High Line Canal Trail and allow people walking and riding bikes to have a safer crossing at Mississippi Avenue. Currently, trail users cross at street level amid heavy vehicle traffic. The underpass is anticipated to be ready for use in Fall 2021.

Colorado/Hampden — Status: Completed

This project will provide a continuous multi-use trail bypassing the busy intersection of Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard by building two underpasses beneath these two major arterials. Final designs were completed in 2019.  Construction began in May 2020 and two underpasses at Colorado and Hampden opened to the public in June 2021. 

See project maps, features, and renderings

Iowa Underpass Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements

The City and County of Denver will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with a safe, comfortable, intuitive connection underneath the railroad tracks heading east to the South Platte River Trail.

The fully funded project will remove the stairs to create an ADA accessible, separated path. This new ADA compliant facility will eliminate the gap along the D18 bike route providing increased safety, clearer wayfinding, and an improved user experience. The project will also include improved crossings at Santa Fe Drive and a new sidewalk offset from Santa Fe Drive, spanning Jewell Avenue to Florida Avenue.

The Iowa Underpass project will be split into two phases, Santa Fe and the intersection, and Iowa. Advertisement for construction for Santa Fe is scheduled for late 2020, with Iowa to follow soon after.

Read more about the project goals and background

La Alma-Lincoln Park NTMP Action Plan

The La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood was selected as the next neighborhood to go through the NTMP Action Plan collaboration process. The La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood is just south of downtown Denver, spanning from the South Platte River to the east, Speer Blvd to the west, Colfax Ave to the north, and 6th Ave to the south. La Alma-Lincoln Park ranked high in the NTMP prioritization model which incorporated the following factors: growth pressure, safety, transportation equity, and multimodal demand.

Read more about the current phase of the La Alma-Lincoln Park NTMP

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Extension Project

This project will involve a 1.1 mile extension of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK) from Havana Street east to Peoria Street within the Stapleton Redevelopment Area. The new roadway will include travel and parking lane changes, multi-use paths for bicycles and pedestrians, a soft-surface equestrian trail, and new signals and street lighting. 

Construction is scheduled to begin November 19, 2018 and will continue through July 2021.

Read more about the MLK Extension

McAuliffe International Safe Routes To School Project

Starting in Summer 2020, the City and County of Denver will begin the design process to improve walkability and access to McAuliffe International School.  This project was awarded Colorado Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Funds to implement infrastructure improvements benefiting access to schools.

As part of the Safe Routes to School Program, Elevate Go Bond Program, and Colorado Department of Transportation, this project aims to enhance pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular safety for residents and students traveling to and from school within the Park Hill neighborhood. These infrastructure improvements collectively will provide enhanced safety and access while also benefiting the community in many other ways, including traffic calming, safer pedestrian crossings, traffic efficiency, and multi-modal safety. 

These improvements will include:

  • Sidewalk infill construction on:
    • 23rd Avenue between Jasmine Street and Leyden Street 
    • 25th Avenue between Jasmine Street and Kearney Street 
    • 26th Avenue between Holly Street and Kearney Street 
    • Kearney Street between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue 
    • 23rd Avenue between Leyden Street and Monaco Street Parkway 
    • Jasmine Street between 23rd Avenue and 25th Avenue 
  • Curb ramps along north side of 23rd Avenue from northeast quadrant of Jasmine Street to northeast quadrant of Krameria Street (eight (8) ramps) 
  • Curb ramps in the southwest quadrant of 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street (two (2) ramps)
  • Curb ramps along south side of 25th Avenue from southeast quadrant of Jasmine Street to southwest quadrant of Kearney Street (three (3) ramps)
  • Curb ramps in the northeast quadrant of 26th Avenue and Holly Street (two (2) ramps)
  • Pedestrian refuge island on west and east legs of 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street intersection (two (2) islands)
  • Improved intersection lighting at 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street

Read more about the McAuliffe International Safe Routes To School project

Montbello Safer Streets

In the 2019 adopted Northeast Area Plan, the Montbello community called for streets to be connected, safe, and equitable. This year, Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is designing changes to four streets in Montbello to provide greater safety and mobility options in the neighborhood.

Project Focus

  • Safety: Reducing speeding and making crashes less likely
  • Equity: Serving all neighborhoods
  • Mobility: Providing comfortable options when not driving
  • Healthy: Creating better ways to get around actively and get to local parks, recreation centers, schools, and amenities

Read more about the Montbello Safer Streets project

Navigate North Denver

There are multiple projects happening in North Denver, including CDOT’s Central 70 project that’s reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of I-70 between Bright Boulevard and Chambers Road.

Traveling through it?  Plan your trip with this mapping tool by the City and County of Denver.

Northeast Downtown and Five Points (NEDFP) Action Plan

The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s (DOTI) and Department of Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO) are partnering to lead the Northeast Downtown & Five Points (NEDFP) Action Plan. Previous plans such as the Curtis Park Neighborhood Assessment, 38th/Blake Station Area Plan, NE Downtown Neighborhoods Study, Five Points NTMP, and Denver Moves: Downtown have identified a number of projects that support safer mobility options and business in this area. The NEDFP Action Plan seeks to organize, prioritize, and coordinate next steps for implementation of the projects that best meet the Action Plan Framework Goals: 

  1. Preserve Neighborhood Culture
  2. Create a Safe and Accessible Neighborhood
  3. Leverage Public and Private Investments
  4. Revitalize the Welton Street Retail Corridor
  5. Create an Inviting Public Realm
  6. Support Small Business, Workforce Development, and Job Creation

Read more about the NEDFP Action Plan 

Northwest Community Transportation Network

The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

The project team is working through feedback collected from our community, and will be presenting updated concepts in early 2021, along with an overview of how we are using the multimodal feedback you provided via the Online Input Map. Check back here for more details once the meeting is scheduled!

Get Involved: Join us for the N Zuni Street Paving Virtual Open House on May 11th at 6:00-7:00pm to learn more about N Zuni St and provide input on changes to the street.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Spanish interpretation will be available, accessible by joining via the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. For public accommodation requests/concerns, please contact:

Provide your input on the 60% designs by visiting: An instructional video on how to use the Konveio site is available in both English and Spanish.

Northwest Denver Neighborhoods include:

  • Jefferson Park
  • Sloan Lake
  • Highland 
  • West Highland 
  • Berkeley
  • Sunnyside
  • Regis
  • Chaffee Park

Read more about the Northwest Community Transportation Network

Park Avenue Bridge and Roadway Improvements

The City and County of Denver is starting bridge and roadway rehabilitation work on the elevated portion of the Park Avenue Viaduct from the Platte River east to Wazee Street.  Work is anticipated to begin March 24, weather permitting. 

This critical improvement project incorporates bridge repairs and traffic signal replacements at Wazee and Delgany Streets, as well as new concrete curb ramps, signage and striping.  The project is scheduled to be complete in Fall 2022.

Read more about the Park Avenue Bridge and Roadway Improvements

Peoria Street Multimodal Improvements

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will redesign Peoria Street to add multimodal connectivity from E 37th Avenue to E 56th Avenue and address safety concerns at several intersections. The first phase will provide new sidewalk and a multi-use path where there are currently sidewalk gaps immediately north and south of planned improvements by CDOT at Interstate 70. In the second phase of the project, the city will design a pedestrian and bike path on the east side of the roadway on Peoria, improved sidewalk on the west side of the roadway, and safer crossings at certain intersections to provide improved north-south multimodal connection for the Montbello neighborhood. 

Read more about plans for the Peoria corridor and how to stay updated

Sheridan Blvd. and 52nd Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

The Sheridan Blvd. and 52nd Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement project, which spans multiple jurisdictions, will take the first steps to identify and evaluate the safety and infrastructure issues within the project area.  The project area is defined along Sheridan Blvd. as approximately the area between the intersections of Sheridan Blvd. and West 48th Ave. on the south and Sheridan Blvd. and 52nd Ave. on the north.  Along West 52nd Ave., the project area is approximately the area between the intersections of 52nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd on the east and 52nd Ave. and Jay Street on the west. 

The project will evaluate and may provide preliminary designs for improvements which include:

  • Sidewalks for pedestrian access along Sheridan Blvd. and West 52nd Ave.
  • Safety improvements for the entrance to Inspiration Point Park
  • Bicycle lane improvements along West 52nd Ave.  (Please note, the intersection of West 52nd Avenue and the Clear Creek Trail is being evaluated through a separate project effort.) 
  • Drainage improvements throughout the project but with special attention to evaluate the existing ponding issues west of Sheridan Blvd. along the northern side of West 52nd Ave.
  • Pedestrian, bicycle, and safety improvements to the West 52nd Ave. Bridge over Clear Creek
  • Bus Stop Improvements
  • Utility improvements such as relocation and undergrounding

The project will provide preliminary plans and project cost estimates by Summer 2021 to inform jurisdictional stakeholders and facilitate funding discussions for future final design and construction projects. 

Sheridan & 52nd Ped Safety map

South Broadway & I-25 Improvement Projects

The City and County of Denver's planned improvements along South Broadway corridor and at the I-25 Interchange aim to create a corridor that provides safe and efficient mobility for all transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and automobile); promote transit-oriented development; and to accommodate the existing, future and planned developments along the South Broadway corridor.

  • Design — Improvements to the Broadway/I-25 intersection, focusing on the southbound on-ramps and reconstruction of Broadway from Ohio Avenue to Exposition Avenue.
  • Completed — Reconstruction of the stretch of South Broadway from Kentucky to Arizona and a section of Mississippi Avenue between the Consolidated Main Line (CML) Railway and Sherman Street.

Read more about the South Broadway Reconstruction projects

South Central Community Transportation Network

The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

Open House #4 – April 27, 2021 

The fourth South Central Community Transportation Network Virtual Open House was held on April 27, 2021 and meeting videos can be viewed below:

Provide your input on the 60% designs by visiting: An instructional video on how to use the Konveio site is available in both English and Spanish. 

South Central Neighborhoods include:

  • North Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Hill
  • Civic Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Cheeseman Park
  • Baker
  • Speer
  • Washington Park West
  • Platt Park
  • Overland
  • Rosedale

Read more about the South Central Community Transportation Network

South Downing Street Pedestrian Crossings and Speed Study

DOTI Transportation Design is analyzing speeding concerns between Speer Blvd. and Louisiana Avenue and pedestrian crossings/access concerns to historic Washington Park  between Virginia Avenue and Louisiana Avenue. Close coordination with Park & Recreation is required to establish access into the park. Staff is developing quick implementation solutions to address the safety concerns in the corridor.

Project Schedule:

  • Data Collection: October-December 2019 – Completed
  • Analysis/ Alternatives Evaluation: January-March 2020 – Completed
  • Public Outreach: May 2020 – Completed
  • Design: Summer-Winter 2020, Spring 2021 – Completed
  • Construction: Summer-Fall 2021

This project was presented to the community on May 19, 2020.

Recording of the virtual meeting is now available (YouTube)

Read more about the Downing Signal Rebuild Project (PDF)

Read more about the S. Downing Street Pedestrian Crossings and Speed Study (PDF)

University Neighborhoods Safer Streets

Through multiple studies, including Denver Moves and the 2017 University/Colorado Multi-station Plan and Mobility Study, community members in the University Area have prioritized actions that would strengthen the connectivity and improve safety to and around the University and Colorado Station Areas.  Over the next several years, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is designing and implementing  numerous projects aimed at achieving these goals.

Project Priorities: Safety, Connectivity, Choice

Read more about University Neighborhoods Safer Streets

Washington Area Program of Projects

The Washington Area Program of Projects is a collection of infrastructure improvements to be constructed to enhance the Globeville Elyria-Swansea (GES) neighborhoods.  The Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) is committed to ensuring that the voices of the community are heard at every stage of the development of the Washington Street area, including planning, design, construction and placemaking. Our goal is to strengthen connections with the community, and to be better able to respond to the many questions the projects will generate regarding coordination, alignment, and sequencing.

Learn more about the Washington Area Program of Projects

Washington Street Study

The City and County of Denver, in coordination with the Globeville community, conducted a two-year study of the Washington Street corridor that concluded in 2018. The study recommended redesigning Washington Street to support the community’s vision for a mixed-use riverfront destination that capitalizes on its proximity to the South Platte River and National Western Center.

Beginning in 2019, the city will begin the design phase on Washington Street:

  • Final design for Washington Street from 47th Avenue north to the County boundary, with construction to follow
  • Preliminary design for Washington Street south of 47th Avenue
  • Conceptual designs for future 38th Avenue bridge and Globeville Landing pedestrian bridge

Read more about the current phase of the Washington Street project

Walnut Street Corridor Improvements

Walnut Street in the River North community has a new look and feel to help calm traffic and improve circulation in the area! In conjunction with recent repaving efforts, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) converted a stretch of the corridor between Broadway and Downing from one-way to two-way travel. The conversion creates a safer street that reduces vehicle speeds, improves circulation for people walking, biking and driving, and better defines parking and loading zones.

In addition, DOTI has also installed a new traffic signal at the Broadway intersection to help facilitate safer crossings for people walking and riding bikes. Later this fall, crews will be back on the corridor to convert all parking on this stretch of Walnut Street to parallel parking. And early next year, an evaluation will be conducted to determine where new traffic control and crosswalks will be placed.

Learn more about the project

West Colfax Pedestrian Crossing & Transit Improvements Project

The West Colfax Pedestrian Safety and Transit Improvements Project will construct roadway modifications between Sheridan and Irving Streets to improve the overall safety of the corridor for pedestrians. Additionally, the project will construct improvements that benefit the speed and reliability of transit service on the corridor. 

West Colfax Avenue was identified as a part of the high-injury network in the Vision Zero Action Plan. The high-injury network contains corridors with the highest percentage or serious injuries or fatal crashes. The pedestrian safety improvements are aimed to reduce crashes on the corridor and improve safety.

In 2017, Denver voters approved of funds in the Elevate Denver Bond to be used for pedestrian crossing improvements to West Colfax, as well as improving the efficiency and reliability of transit along the corridor. Transit improvements may include modifications to traffic signals and bus stops to support transit operations. Examples of pedestrian crossing improvements could include medians, curb extensions, and enhanced crossings that improve safety at intersections.

Read more about the West Colfax Improvements

West Colfax / Villa Park NTMP Action Plan

The West Colfax and Villa Park neighborhoods were selected as the next two neighborhoods to go through the NTMP Action Plan collaboration process. The West Colfax and Villa Park neighborhoods are just west of downtown Denver, spanning from Federal Blvd to the east, Sheridan Blvd to the west, 17th Ave/19th Ave to the north, and 6th Ave to the south.

The West Colfax and Villa Park NTMP will be coordinated with City and County of Denver mobility projects underway in the neighborhoods, including multimodal improvements as part of the city's bike implementation program, and the West Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI).

Read more about the West Colfax / Villa Park NTMP

West Kentucky Avenue Corridor Improvements

Through extensive community engagement in West Denver neighborhoods, several health and safety projects have been identified to create a safer outdoor environment for Westwood residents and neighbors. These projects are underway with the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI), Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and a variety of community partners. 

These projects include:

  1. West Kentucky Avenue buffered bikeway (DOTI) 
  2. Kentucky & Irving Pocket Park (DPR & DOTI)
  3. Safe Routes to School improvements (DOTI)
  4. Intersection murals (DOTI & Community Partners) 
  5. Westwood Via Verde wayfinding project (DOTI, DPR, and Community Partners) 
  6. Federal Boulevard safety improvements (DOTI, CDOT)
  7. Tennessee Greenway (DPR, Xcel Energy, DOTI) 

The Westwood Neighborhood Plan, adopted in 2016, recommended creation of an “intuitive and memorable network” to promote the use of more multi-modal transportation options and increase neighborhood connectivity. The Neighborhood Greenway is one of the transformative projects identified in the plan to support a Connected, Celebrated and Resilient Westwood.

Do you have a question or comment about projects currently happening on the West Kentucky Avenue corridor in Westwood & Mar Lee neighborhoods? 

If your question or comment is URGENT, please dial 3-1-1 (720-913-1311) or visit pocketgov.

Yale Avenue Corridor Study

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is studying the East Yale Avenue Corridor from Franklin Street in the west to the High Line Canal trail connection at the city limits, coordinating with the community to explore potential projects along the corridor that would improve conditions for everyone walking, bicycling, taking transit and driving.

The project kicked off in December 2019 and will conclude with a community-driven plan in early 2021.

Read more about the East Yale Avenue Corridor study

I-25 & Belleview Avenue Interchange Improvement Study

The I-25 & Belleview Avenue Interchange Improvement Study is examining several possible improvements for the interchange of the South I-25 Corridor and Belleview Avenue between Monaco Street and DTC Boulevard. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to address growing levels of traffic congestion; user safety, and lack of multimodal choices and connectivity.

The City and County of Denver is a partner in this study with the City of Greenwood Village, Arapahoe County and the Southeast Metropolitan Public Improvement District (SPIMD).

Learn more about the study and sign up for project updates

14th Avenue Bridge Over Cherry Creek Reconstruction

As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program, which voters approved in 2017 to fund critical improvements to infrastructure, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will replace a 60-year-old bridge on West 14th Avenue between northbound and southbound Speer Boulevard to preserve and extend the life of the bridge. DOTI will also make safety improvements for those who walk and bike over the bridge, which includes building wider sidewalks and a new, raised bicycle track over the 14th Avenue Bridge. In addition, crews will also upgrade the traffic signals and pedestrian ramps on West 14th Avenue at the intersections of Northbound and Southbound Speer Boulevard.

Beginning the evening of Sunday, September 27, West 14th Avenue will close to thru-traffic from Santa Fe Drive to northbound/southbound Speer Boulevard until February 2021. A section of the Cherry Creek Trail that runs underneath the West 14th Avenue Bridge will also close while work is underway. Detours will be in place for people in cars, on bikes, and on foot. Message boards will also be posted in advance, alerting commuters to expect delays.

The bridge is expected to reopen to thru-traffic in February 2021, weather permitting, with intersection improvements continuing through spring 2021. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated.

Read more about the 14th Avenue Bridge Over Cherry Creek

16th Street Mall Improvement Project

The 16th Street Mall Improvement Project is moving forward. The project team is currently evaluating proposals submitted by firms interested in designing/building the project.

Denver anticipates selecting a design/build firm for the project in Q1 of 2021, then moving a contract through the Denver City Council process for review and approval.

After a contract is approved, design and construction work can begin.

Read more about the 16th Street Mall Improvement project

18th, 19th, and Lincoln Protected Bike Lanes and Transit Lanes

We are currently working to finalize a new street design that will add 1.5 miles of Protected Bike Lanes and almost 2 miles of Transit Only Lanes along 18th, 19th, and Lincoln Streets.  This project will improve the efficiency of RTD services resulting in faster service with less delays and will support the goals of Vision Zero; to have zero deaths or serious injuries by 2030 regardless of the mode of transportation. Design for this project is expected to be finalized by December 2020 and construction is expected to begin in the Summer of 2021.

Read more about the 18th, 19th, and Lincoln Protected Bike/Transit Lanes

41st & Fox Next Steps Study

This comprehensive study will develop a community-facing infrastructure plan for the north Denver community, creating a hub of vibrant land use at the 41st and Fox Station Area. It is a joint effort of Denver Community Planning and Development, Public Works, and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative.

41st & Fox TOD information »

Rules & Regulations Governing Public Infrastructure Management at 41st & Fox Station (PDF – 2019)

Read more about the 41st & Fox Next Steps Study

48th Avenue Bridge Improvement Project

The City and County of Denver has contracted SEMA Construction of Centennial to begin rehabilitation work on the 48th Avenue Viaduct in early April.  The bridge is located in northwest Denver and spans over the rail lines for UPRR, BNSF and RTD. These improvements will extend the life of the bridge, constructed in the late 1970s, that provides an important connection between the Globeville and Sunnyside and Chaffee Park neighborhoods.

Work is scheduled to begin on April 12 and is expected to last until fall of 2021.

Learn more about the 48th Avenue Bridge Improvement Project

48th Avenue Sidewalks

Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is beginning construction on a project that will include building a sidewalk and adjacent landscape areas along the south side of 48th Avenue between Brighton Boulevard and Claude Court to improve connections to the 48th and Brighton Light Rail Station. During the summer and fall of 2021, construction crews will install sidewalks, trees and landscape; replace pipe and inlets for the storm pipe; and repave the street. These improvements are anticipated to be complete and ready for use in late 2021.

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5280 Trail on 21st Street Design

Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) is partnering with the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) to bring Colorado’s outdoor culture downtown! DOTI and DDP are in the design stages of the 5280 Trail - a five-mile park and urban trail that will circle around Downtown Denver.

This urban trail project aims to prioritize people, promote healthy lifestyles, and create an outdoor culture with tree-lined places for people of all ages and abilities to walk, roll or bike. It will create a place where a parent can teach their child how to ride a bike or take a stroll with their toddler. A place people can go for a leisurely walk with friends or to unwind on a lunch break.

In 2017, DOTI began analyzing existing conditions and gathering community feedback to identify key locations in downtown for green space, community gardens, public art, and important views. The trail will incorporate the community’s feedback as well as neighborhood and city plans to connect vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. Beginning in spring 2021, DOTI will re-engage with the community to create conceptual designs, starting with a 12-block segment of 21st Street. The project will then move into final design. Funding for construction is still being identified. 

Learn more about the 5280 Trail on 21st Street Design

52nd Avenue Feasibility Study - Brighton to Colorado Boulevard

This feasibility study will evaluate the possibility of providing a continuous 52nd Avenue from Brighton Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard, improvements to the Brighton Boulevard underpass at the intersection with York Street, and improved connectivity to the National Western Center (NWC) transit station.

The Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Plan (2015) provided a framework for potential improvements to 52nd Avenue. The Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) is conducting this study as the next step in evaluating the feasibility, identifying the community’s priorities related to the corridor, and developing a phasing plan for implementation in alignment with those priorities.

Learn more about the East 52nd Avenue Feasibility Study

56th Avenue Widening: Peoria Street to Peña Boulevard

As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program, which voters approved in 2017 to help make our streets safer and more efficient for everyone, Denver's Department of Transportation & Infrastructure, or DOTI, will make several improvements along 56th Avenue from Peoria Street to Pena Boulevard to help move more people, safely, whether they’re in a car, on a bike, on foot or taking transit. The project, which is still in the design stages, will incorporate the following enhancements along this highly-traveled stretch of 56th Avenue:

  • Widen the roadway from one to two travel lanes in each direction to ease vehicle congestion
  • Add a new concrete median to separate eastbound and westbound vehicle traffic and to carve out a safe place pedestrians can stop in the middle of the street, if needed, before continuing to cross
  • Install new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings
  • Build a new multi-use path along the north side of 56th Avenue for pedestrians and people on bikes, which will provide better connections to neighborhood bike lanes and to the trail system at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

56th Avenue serves as a major east-west regional thoroughfare and a major connection to Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Montbello and Parkfield neighborhoods.  Construction is expected to begin late Summer/early Fall 2021.

Read more about the 56th Avenue Widening project

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Public Infrastructure

Annual Street Paving, Concrete Program & ADA Ramp Construction

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) repairs and improves public streets with services that include paving, pothole patching, curb and gutter repairs, and curb ramp installation, as well as maintenance tasks such as street sweeping and snow removal.

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Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center includes a new 80,000 square foot column free multipurpose room and outdoor rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the city skyline and mountains.  The project will be the largest ballroom in Colorado and expand one of the largest buildings in Denver.  On the ground floor, there will be lobby renovations and seamless integration with the existing building, while offering attendees safe and easy access to an additional 150,000 square feet of meeting space, 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 5,000 seat Bellco Theatre.  The improvements will serve the needs of modern day convention-goers and differentiate the facility from others, ensuring it remains an attractive and global competitor. When complete, the expansion will generate an additional $85 million in annual economic impact. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2023, while ensuring it can continue to operate during construction. 

Read more about the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

Public Restroom Pilot Program

This pilot program is part of a larger city initiative to meet needs for publicly accessible restrooms in the central part of the City. In addition to mobile restroom facilities that can be moved to serve select activities and areas, the City is also reactivating existing facilities at parks and public sites.

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Storm/Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure

27th Street Storm Interceptor

The 27th Street Storm Drain is one of several large diameter storm drain projects that the City and County of Denver has identified to improve public safety by relieving drainage and flooding issues in the Curtis Park and Five Points neighborhoods. The 27th Street Storm Drain project includes approximately 5,900 linear feet of large storm pipe ranging in size from 78 inches to 96 inches in diameter.

Read more about 27th Street Storm Interceptor

48th Avenue Outfall

The 48th Avenue Outfall, when complete, will provide relief for some of the drainage problems in the Globeville neighborhood with the potential to create a community connection to the South Platte River, expand access to green space, and further the community’s goal of a more walkable neighborhood.

This project will design stormwater improvements for the entire project corridor from Lincoln Street to the South Platte River. Phase 1 of construction for the 48th Avenue Outfall will begin with the downstream segment from the west side of Washington Street to the South Platte River.

Learn more about the 48th Avenue Outfall project

Antero Peak General Storm

Denver’s Storm Drainage Master Plan identifies the need for storm drain improvements on S. Adams Way between S. Monroe Street and E. Eastman Avenue as part of a larger effort by Denver to bring storm drain infrastructure into compliance with the current drainage criteria.

The storm drain system at this location may be undersized and/or too degraded to completely capture minor storm flows. The S. Adams Way Storm Drain Project will create a design for a storm drain system that, once constructed, will replace and upgrade the existing, inadequate system by shifting and improving a number of inlets and potentially increasing pipe size to meet the drainage criteria for the immediate area.

This phase of the project is to design the storm drainage system only.  The project is now funded for construction as part of the Antero Peak General Storm project. We anticipate advertising mid-2021.  Once construction occurs, it is anticipated that the storm drain system replacement and relocated inlets will all take place in existing City Right of Way.

The new storm drain system will go up S. Adams Way between S. Monroe Street and E. Eastman Avenue.

Antero Peak General Storm has two project locations:

  • S. Adams Way
  • Bowles Ditch

Crestone Peak General Storm

The City and County of Denver will be installing an improved, expanded storm drain system in E. Dakota Avenue beginning at S. Kearney Street and ending at the alley east of S. Holly Street. Additionally, new storm pipes will be installed in the alley north of E. Dakota Avenue between S. Holly and S. Ivy Streets and in the alley south of E. Dakota Avenue between S. Ivy and S. Jersey Streets.

Read more about General Storm Crestone Peak

East 16th Avenue Storm Interceptor

The East 16th Avenue Storm Interceptor project area is located in Montclair Basin, to address flooding of the neighborhood. Existing storm sewers in East 16th Avenue and Batavia Place are currently undersized; this project's goal is to work with hydrology developed by the Outfall Systems Plan (OSP) team to size, design, and construct a new storm main line to safely transport the flows from existing systems in Colfax Avenue and East 16th Avenue towards City Park, while picking up the local flows along the way.

Design of Phase 1 is now complete, and the project is in the contracting phase for construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.

Read more about the E 16th Ave Storm Interceptor project

Globeville Levee Improvements

The City and Mile High Flood District are moving forward with an engineering design and construction project to upgrade the existing levee and flood control system along the west bank of the South Platte River called the Globeville Levee Improvements.

The Improvements will extend from about 31st Street to Franklin Street and will be broken into phases for design and construction. The improvements generally include raising the existing earthen embankment levee and floodwalls one to three feet to meet FEMA requirements for certification of 44 CFR 65.10.

Read more about the Globeville Levee Improvements project

Grays Peak General Storm

Walk and Talk": Ellsworth Avenue Storm Phase 1 - Steele St. to Cook St.

  • Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
  • Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meet at the corner of Ellsworth Ave. and Cook St.

The Event:

This block-by-block, Walk and Talk is designed to be a casual interactive discussion with the contractor and City and County of Denver construction management team. The tour will begin at Ellsworth Ave. and Cook St. and proceed west to Ellsworth Ave. and Steele St. From there, the tour will cross Ellsworth Ave. and proceed back to the starting point at Cook St. The discussion will include project highlights from corner to corner and what can be expected including traffic/pedestrian impacts, suggested detours and final product.

Safety Precautions:

  • Participants will be provided with safety vests as we walk the area.
  • Participants that are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear face masks. Other participants may wear face masks if they choose.

Questions: Please contact Linda Wilson:

Project Overview: The Ellsworth Avenue Storm Project is a key project identified in the City & County of Denver Storm Drainage Master Plan to relieve historic drainage problems in the Cherry Creek East neighborhood and reduce flows into the Cherry Creek business district. This project’s goal is to collect flows at low-lying intersections located between Garfield Street and Steele Street which currently flood both in summer and winter months and are prone to excessive ice accumulation.

In addition, the City and County of Denver is looking at implementing Green Infrastructure in this location as a part of its City-wide strategy for improving stormwater quality.

  • Summer 2020 – Design of Phase 1 will be brought to 100%.  Design is currently at 100%.
  • January 2021 – Phase 1 of the project (Steele to Cook) will be advertised for construction.
  • Spring 2021 – A contractor will be selected to construct Phase 1, and the contracting process will occur.
  • Summer 2021 – Construction of Phase 1 will begin and is anticipated to take six months to a year.
  • Phase 2 (Cook to Garfield) construction TBD

The Ellsworth Avenue Storm Project will start construction in the summer of 2021 as part of the Grays Peak General Storm project.  Grays Peak General Storm has three project locations:

High Line Canal Stormwater Quality Pilot Project

This water quality project along the High Line Canal in southeast Denver includes concrete and boulder structures within the Canal to hold and clean stormwater and release it slowly over an extended period of time, and new settling basins and trash vaults to filter out debris on the south side of the Canal.

Learn more about High Line Canal Stormwater Quality Pilot Project

Jackson Street Storm Drain System

The Jackson Street Storm Drain Project provides a critical link between the lower and upper Montclair Basin system for managing stormwater and offers improved flood protection for residents and businesses in the project area between Colfax and 12th Avenues, from Jackson to Albion Streets. 

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is designing an improved and expanded storm drain system that will be constructed from Colfax Avenue and Jackson Street near National Jewish Hospital, and eventually tie into the existing storm drain system at 12th Avenue and Hale Parkway on the east side of Colorado Boulevard. This section of expanded stormwater pipes is essential in providing improved flood protection to the project area.

Read more about the Jackson Street Storm System

La Lomita Park (Asbury & Tejon)

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) and Denver Parks & Recreation are improving water quality and constructing a new playground at La Lomita Park, formerly known as Asbury and Tejon Park. This project will remove an existing concrete channel and rebuild the park with a naturalized, vegetated water quality channel that will include play features and educational components for nearby schools. In addition, the recreation lawn and playground is being rebuilt to be more functional for residents and community members.

Construction began in Summer 2019 and is expected to conclude in Summer 2020. The park will be closed to visitors during construction to ensure safety for all.

Learn more and see site plans and construction updates

Louisiana and South Pearl Street Intersection Improvements

The City and County of Denver will alleviate frequent flooding at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and South Pearl Street by making necessary surface and inlet improvements. The project also includes upgrading the outdated four-way stop and flashing red light with a fully signalized intersection including traffic signage and crosswalk striping to enhance traffic flow, mobility and pedestrian safety.

The project is currently in the design phase. Final design is expected by December 2021, with construction beginning in Spring 2022.

Learn more about the Louisiana and South Pearl Street Infrastructure Improvement project

Marion Street Storm Systems


The purpose of this project is to further address significant historical flooding areas in the Whittier, Five Points and City Park West neighborhoods. This phase of the project will connect into the recently completed 33rd Street Outfall project, at the intersection of MLK Jr Boulevard and Marion Street. Future phases will extend this storm sewer infrastructure south to the intersection of 21st Avenue and Downing Street, where it will tie into, and relieve, an overburdened existing 84” storm sewer system. 

General Information

This project will install new 8’ x 8’ Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert in Marion Street to the intersection with 27th Avenue. 

In addition to installing the new 8’ x 8’ storm sewer infrastructure, the Marion Street System project will:

  • Install new storm inlets and manholes
  • Install new water quality features to reduce trash/debris from entering into the storm sewer system
  • Install new ADA compliant pedestrian ramps at all intersections
  • Upgrade existing curb cuts to be compliant with City of Denver transportation standards
  • Relocate and install new Denver Water main lines
  • Replace Denver Water lead service lines with new copper lines from the new water main to the property owners’ meter
  • Provide new bike lane at East Whittier Island Park
  • Reshape Marion Street to provide greater surface water storm runoff capacity
  • Provide new full depth paving on Marion Street

Read more about the Marion Street Storm System

Upper Sanderson Gulch Storm Drain

The Mar Lee residential neighborhood was constructed primarily in the mid to late 1950s. Consistent with development at that time, there are no underground stormwater pipes in this project area. Therefore, stormwater runoff is currently served only with curbs, gutters and roadway cross-pans. Multiple stormwater studies have indicated the potential for excessive stormwater in the streets as well as flooding during heavy storms.  

The City and County of Denver and AECOM will proactively coordinate with residents and stakeholders to design a storm drain system that, once constructed, will improve greater protection from flooding with as little disruption to the community as possible. Design of the system will take place in 2019-2020. Funding for construction is expected to be in place within the next five years.   

Localized, individual outreach as well as public meetings will be held as appropriate to identify community issues related to storm drainage design and impact.  

The Project Team is evaluating the design of a system of stormwater pipes that would run from Sheridan Boulevard eastward down W. Oregon Place and south on S. Xavier Street to Sanderson Gulch, and a second system starting at the intersection of W. Mexico Avenue and S. Wolcott Court, heading east on W. Mexico Avenue to S. Vrain Street and then connecting into Sanderson Gulch.

Wastewater Lining

The City and County of Denver is working to improve and rehabilitate storm and sanitary (wastewater) mainlines citywide. Wastewater mainlines are usually located in streets or alleys. Some of these systems are more than 100 years old.

Projects are ongoing in neighborhoods for targeted improvements and preventive and critical work.

Learn more about Lining Projects

West Bayaud Avenue & South Utica Street Storm Project

Weir Gulch crosses under the intersection of S. Utica St. and W. Bayaud Ave. in two 6’x12’ reinforced concrete boxes. There are inlets located at each corner of the intersection that often are covered in debris. 

Residents have reported that storm runoff pools at the intersection and heads towards the northwest corner of the intersection rather than draining into the inlets to Weir Gulch as intended. This project will add and upsize inlets and regrade the intersection to direct the flow to Weir Gulch. Concrete flatwork, such as curb, gutter, sidewalk and curb ramps and asphalt street paving will be part of the project.