DOTI Launches its 2021 Street Paving Season

Published on April 05, 2021

Photo of milling finished along E 44th Avenue

DENVER – The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is “rolling out” its 2021 paving program, which will provide a smoother ride on more streets around Denver. With $3.5 million in funding this year from the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program, the city’s paving program will make improvements to an additional 35 lane miles* of streets! DOTI will also continue coordinating the striping of bike lanes with paving operations to help improve mobility, keeping people moving safely and efficiently on Denver’s streets. 

This year, the program aims to pave a total of 465 lane-miles of local, arterial and collector streets with a total of $33.5 million in funding to improve more streets citywide. Among the stretches to be improved this year include asphalt sections of West Kentucky Avenue from Sheridan Boulevard to Valejo Street, North Steele Street from East 26th Avenue Parkway to East 40th Avenue, and Blake Street from Park Avenue West to 40th Street. And, through the Elevate Denver Bond Program, more stretches of streets will be resurfaced including West 6th Avenue from Osage to Kalamath Streets, South Emerson Street from East Ellsworth to East Louisiana Avenues, and South Yosemite Street from Hampden Avenue to I-225. Crews will complete each street as quickly as possible to minimize impacts to traffic, residents and businesses.

This week, Street Maintenance crews are kicking off the street paving season in several of the city’s neighborhoods! One crew will be milling in the Montbello neighborhood on Blackhawk Way from Crown Boulevard to Maxwell Place. While another crew will be paving in the Sunnyside neighborhood on West 44th Avenue from Tejon Street to Federal Boulevard, and a third crew will be milling in the Highland neighborhood on West 32nd Avenue from North Pecos Street to Federal Boulevard. A contracted crew will also be working in the Washington Park neighborhood, milling and paving South Downing Street from East Kentucky to East Alameda Avenues.

Temporary no parking signs are placed on streets to be paved at least 24 hours in advance of crews arriving. Cars left on the street when work begins will be moved – typically within a two-block radius of where the car was parked – and vehicle owners will receive a $50 citation for parking in a no parking zone. Given the continued economic hardships related to COVID-19, DOTI will refrain from issuing an additional $100 citation for the tow during the 2021 paving season.  Residents who need help locating their cars following a short-tow can call the city’s non-emergency line at 720-913-2000 for assistance.

Residents can view weekly paving updates, plans and maps of the 2021 work program at denvergov.org/denverpaving.

*One lane mile = a one mile-long, 12-foot stretch of roadway