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Road Detours & Closures

Please ride carefully — bike lanes, roads and trails may be closed for construction, weather, permitted events or emergencies.

Always be aware of your surrounding and follow all posted signage.

 
 
Current Notices

Special Events: Downtown Denver

There are several locations in the downtown Denver area commonly used for permitted special events that may require bike lanes and traffic lanes to be closed. See details below for the recommended bicycle detours when event-related closures are in effect. 

During closures to Bannock Street:

Bicyclists heading into Downtown Denver are advised to avoid this segment of Bannock and travel Cherokee Street from 11th or 12th Avenue to cross W. Colfax Avenue and access the 15th Street protected bike lane in Downtown.

Bicyclists leaving Downtown Denver are advised to utilize Delaware Street to cross W. Colfax Avenue and access either 11th or 12th Avenues toward Bannock.

During closures to 14th Avenue:

Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize the bicycle lanes along 11th Avenue for destinations east and west of this segment of roadway.

To access Downtown destinations from the west, bicyclists are advised to use the bike lanes along Galapagos Street – which becomes Welton Street north of W. Colfax Avenue. Alternatively, bicyclists travelling from the west may use 11th Avenue to Cherokee to arrive at Downtown destinations.

To access Downtown destinations from the east, bicyclists are advised to travel north to access on bike lanes along 16th Avenue or 11th Avenue.

Bicyclists travelling on the Cherry Creek bike path who want to access Downtown destinations are encouraged to use the bike exit ramp from the trail at 11th Ave and may use Cherokee to access downtown. 

During closures to Arapahoe Street:

Bicyclists are encouraged to use the shared right travel lane along 19th Street to access the buffered bike lane along Champa towards 15th Street. Bicyclists can use the protected bike lane along 15th Street to return to Arapahoe Street.

On weekends, 16th St is available for bicycle travel which may also be utilized for this special event detour.

During closures to Glenarm Place:

Bicyclists are encouraged to use the bike lanes along Welton for traveling northeast into Downtown and the bike lane and shared right travel lane along Tremont Place to travel southwest out of Downtown.

On weekends, 16th St is available for bicycle travel which may also be utilized for this special event detour.

 
Trail Detour Notices from Parks & Recreation

Denver Trail Detours

Kennedy Golf Course | Kenton - Dartmouth

May 21 - June 6: Concrete will be replaced on the Cherry Creek Trail along Kennedy Golf Course, detouring trail users onto the sidewalk along Kenton St. and Dartmouth Ave. 

View the detour (PDF)

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City of Karmiel Park

May 6 - 20: Damaged concrete will be replaced within City of Karmiel park. Small segments will be replaced individually, detouring trail users onto the grass for a short distance.

View detour map (PDF)

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Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

NOTICE: Tree work will be happening along the High Line Canal between April 14 - May 14. The trail will remain open but users may see brief delays as work is done overhead and in work zones.

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No detours within Denver at this time.

Additional High Line Canal Trail information

No detours within Denver at this time.

April 29 - May 13: Concrete repairwork and drainage improvements will close the S. Platte River Trail between 31st & 38th Streets. Trail users will be detoured onto Arkins Court, which runs adjacent to the trail, during construction. 

View detour map (PDF)