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South Broadway Reconstruction Project Wraps Up

DENVER ­— Denver Public Works has completed the reconstruction of South Broadway from Kentucky to Arizona and a section of Mississippi Avenue between the Consolidated Main Line (CML) Railway and Sherman Street. The $12 million project, underway for the past 16 months, has significantly improved overall mobility along the corridor for people on bikes, foot and in vehicles.

“The South Broadway multimodal project is the first to be completed since the release of Mayor Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan,” said Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation and Mobility. “This project demonstrates our commitment to achieving the goals laid out in the plan by extending the life of the roadway with a new, concrete surface while also enhancing mobility for pedestrians and people on bikes with new, multi-use paths to provide mobility freedom for everyone along the corridor.”

Mayor Michael B. Hancock introduced the city’s robust Mobility Action Plan during his State of the City Address earlier this month. Read the plan here.

Highlights of the South Broadway reconstruction project included:

  • Replacing the asphalt surface along South Broadway from Kentucky to Arizona with concrete, which has a longer life span
  • Enhancing mobility for people on foot and bikes with the construction of multi-use paths and new street and pedestrian lighting
  • The planting of trees along the corridor
  • Upgraded signals at Broadway/Tennessee and Broadway/Mississippi
  • Added amenities such as new bike racks, new trash receptacles, and new benches to relax and take in the gorgeous Colorado views

"This project lays the foundation for desperately needed future improvements to the Broadway I-25 interchange,” said District 7 Denver City Councilman Jolon Clark. “This area is one of the fastest growing in Denver, so it is critical that we continue to invest in projects like this to ensure that we don't choke our neighborhoods with congestion."

The project team would like to thank area businesses, residents and commuters for their patience during construction. Denver is also looking at additional ways to improve the Broadway/I-25 intersection, largely focusing on ramp access from Broadway onto southbound I-25. The city will host an open house on that project in the fall. For more information, please visit www.sobroi25.com.