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April 2, 2019

Denver Proposes Creation of New Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Public Works executive director Eulois Cleckley, joined by Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman and the mobility community, today announced a proposal to create a new Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. The new department would better facilitate a multi-modal transportation system in Denver, helping people get to where they need to go with greater ease and freedom of choice.

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Dec 19, 2019

Denver to Reduce Flood Risks with Stormwater Improvement Project that Starts at East Colfax Avenue and Jackson Street

Denver will start the new year right with a project to improve safety and reduce risks to people and property in an area of town that is known to flood. On January 6, weather permitting, the city will begin work to install a larger stormwater pipe along Jackson Street from the north side of Colfax Avenue to 14th Avenue, providing additional capacity to carry and drain stormwater for this area. Later in the year, the project heads east on 14th Street for about half a block.

Dec 13, 2019

New 24-hour Transit Lane Coming to 17th Street Downtown

It’s the second 24-hour transit lane to be added in Downtown Denver within the last two months to help move more people, more efficiently in the city with transit. The week of December 16, weather permitting, crews will begin installing red-colored “bus only” markings and new signage on 17th Street from Broadway to Market. Installation could take a few weeks to complete. An additional block from Market to Blake will be added after a construction project on that block is complete.

Dec 6, 2019

Denver Completes Record-Breaking Street Paving Season

It’s the most *lane miles* Denver has ever paved in a single year… 519 to be exact! With an additional $15 million from the Elevate Denver Bond Program, the city’s paving program grew by 20%, resulting in improvements to an additional 89 lane miles of street, or about 365 blocks, which is also 40 blocks more than originally planned at the start of the season!

Dec 3, 2019

Denver Receives Federal Approval to Advance Reconstruction of 16th Street Mall

Denver’s plan to reconstruct the 16th Street Mall took a major step forward today with the completion of the project’s environmental phase. The City and County of Denver and project partners the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), and Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) will next initiate the process to select a design/build contractor to reconstruct the 16th Street Mall including gathering feedback from the community on key components of the reconstruction process. FTA found the project to have no significant impact on environmental resources and officially issued a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI) on Nov. 26, 2019. This marks completion of the Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA identified a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) to reconstruct the 16th Street Mall between Market Street and Broadway to address infrastructure, mobility, safety, and public use needs (see attached graphic).

Nov 21, 2019

Denver Will Go Out to Bid for Bike Share and Scooter Operator(s)

Denver Public Works has announced it will go out to bid for one or more companies to operate shared bike and scooter services in Denver. A contract will replace the current system by which scooter, e-bike and dockless bike companies operate in Denver, which is by permit. The announcement of the competitive bidding process approach comes on the heels of Denver Bike Sharing’s announcement that it will cease the operation of Denver B-cycle on January 30, 2020.

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