Oct 1, 2018
The Lowry Redevelopment Authority began work last fall on the median and east side of Monaco Parkway as part of the Boulevard One Project. A new signalized intersection was built at Monaco and Lowry Boulevard and the east side of Monaco Parkway is being improved. The project is designed to disperse area traffic, add neighborhood connections and improve the parkway on the Lowry side. The project is being implemented in coordination with the City of Denver Department of Transportation.
The project includes narrowing and a break in the Monaco Parkway median to add a new left-turn lane for southbound Monaco traffic onto eastbound Lowry Boulevard. Nine trees were removed on the median; eight trees remain and three new trees were added. Significant landscape improvements are being added on the east side of Monaco Parkway, from Bayaud Street to First Avenue, including, undergrounding overhead utilities, widening the tree lawn to 12 feet, adding 27 new street trees, installing a new sidewalk with links to Boulevard One trails, and adding 5.3 acres of new landscaping.
New traffic signals are being installed and will be operational when Lowry Boulevard opens to Monaco later in October. At that time, new pedestrian crosswalks will be added at Lowry Boulevard and across Monaco.