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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

Tues. Oct 1 - Thurs. Oct. 3 | Wynkoop St. to Confluence Park

The pedestrian side of Cherry Creek Trail from Wynkoop St. to Confluence Park will be closed to repair damaged concrete. Pedestrians will be detoured onto the sidewalk along Speer Blvd. Parkway. 

View detour map (PDF)

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E. Iliff Ave. to S. Quebec St. 

Beginning July/August 2019: Concrete Express will begin construction of the Cherry Creek Corridor Improvements Project. Work will occur in and along Cherry Creek  and is anticipated to last approx. 2 years. 

The work includes stream improvements, site grading, revegetation and recreational-use trails. Trail detours are anticipated to begin Fall 2019-- please check back for more details as they become available. 

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Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

October 7 - November 7 | S Parker Rd. to S. Havana St:
Contractors working for the City and County of Denver will be preforming maintenance work on trees along the High Line Canal Trail from S. Parker Rd. to S. Havana St. October 7 through November 7, 2019. The work will take place Monday through Friday only. The trail will remain open but please use caution when crews are in the area and obey all posted signs and flagger instructions. Thank you for your patience during the project.

Additional High Line Canal Trail information

Quebec to Central Park Blvd.

Beginning June 17, 2019: A water quality construction project requires heavy-duty equipment that cause safety risks for trail users. Work is expected to last through the summer and early fall. Therefore, trail users will be routed north along 40th Ave; through the Northfield shopping area; and then south back to the trail.  The trail is anticipated to reopen in March 2020. Thanks for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience! 

Monday Nov. 25 | Globeville Landing Park

BNSF Railway will be closing the South Platte River Trail 11/25/19 for work on the rail bridge west of Globeville Landing Park. The area will be closed for a day beginning at 8:00am on Monday, November 25, 2019. Please follow the posted detour route and use caution during the closure. Thank you for your patience during this closure.

View detour map (PDF)