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Stretch of Bannock to Temporarily Close to Vehicle Traffic

Every summer, multiple events draw crowds to the area around Civic Center Park. This year, to avoid repeated openings and closings of Bannock Street to accommodate these events, Denver Public Works will temporarily close Bannock Street from Colfax Avenue to 14th Avenue from August 25th through October 1st to provide more consistency to the travelling public. While Bannock is closed, Denver Public Works will test a new traffic configuration on 14th Street that maintains left and right turn lanes onto Colfax, but with better signage and fewer barricades to reduce confusion for drivers. There will be occasions during the five-week period when the Bannock bike lane will close to accommodate larger special events.

Denver Public Works’ Transportation and Mobility Division will also study this section of Bannock as a pedestrian-friendly downtown plaza. This block of Bannock from 14th Avenue to Colfax Avenue sees frequent short-term closures for special events, as it offers a plaza area that complements activities in adjacent Civic Center Park. Events coming up in Civic Center Park and along Bannock in September include:

·         August 30 September 5: Taste of Colorado *

·         September 9-11: Fiestas Patrias *

·         September 12: Department of Environmental Health’s Electric Car Campaign September 18-29: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon & Panasonic Smart Cities Initiative

·         September 20 & 27: Denver Botanic Gardens Farmer’s Market

·         September 30-October 1: Hot Chocolate Run *

* Denotes event where the Bannock Street bike lane will be closed