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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

Quebec to Iliff

Metro Wastewater project: Trail users will be detoured to Cherry Creek Drive. View map


Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

No detours within Denver at this time.

West side @ Confluence Park

Sept. 6-7, 2018: The west side of the South Platte Trail through Confluence Park will be closed for Forestry maintenance operations near the trail. Trail users will be diverted across bridges north of Speer Blvd. & 20th St. to the trail on the east side of the river, through Commons Park.


Virginia - Alameda Ave.

June 29-July 12 & July 24 -August 17: Trail closed for a Metro Wastewater project to perform structural rehabilitation. 

Once work began on this project, it was discovered that more extensive structural repairs are needed. City inspectors are working with Metro Wastewater’s contractor to get a new timeline + detour requirements in place. Work is anticipated to resume on July 24.

The contractor's equipment has been moved off the trail but will remain on-site until work resumes. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Detour route:
Virginia Ave. (east/west) & Lipan St. (north/south).
Cyclists are encouraged to dismount and use the sidewalk along Alameda Ave. to get back to the trail.
View map (JPG)


Mississippi Bridge

May 2018

Due to construction on the Mississippi bridge over the South Platte River Trail, it will be closed from South Jason to Huron until the end of May. A detour has been set up down the bike lane on S Jason St and Huron St.

View detour

Globeville Landing Park

Construction timeline: December 2016 - July 2018

Ames Construction will be starting construction activities for the Globeville Landing Project Phase 1A in mid-late December. Phase 1A includes the construction of all drainage infrastructure. This phase of the project is expected to be complete in Spring 2018. This phase of construction will be followed by the construction needed for the park amenities (Phase 1B),  which is expected to be complete in Fall of 2018.The first construction activities will include fencing of the construction site which will limit access in the Globeville Landing Park as well as reduce parking in the Coliseum parking lot.  

Learn more about this project | View detour map