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39th Avenue Greenway & Open Channel

With this project, Denver Public Works will create a new 12-acre recreational greenway with a multi-use trail between Franklin and Steele streets while reducing flood risk to nearby homes and businesses.

39th Ave Greenway logo: Connecting and Enhancing Neighborhoods

 

The historic Montclair basin is the largest in Denver with no natural drainage. Instead of floodwater flowing through the historic Montclair creek, which was built over in the early 1900s, water runs through neighborhood streets. This project will replace the city's aging infrastructure with green infrastructure that can better control stormwater and improve public safety and water quality. In addition to protecting neighborhoods from damaging floodwaters when storms hit, the greenway will provide other neighborhood benefits that will be enjoyed year-round. The greenway will stay mostly dry, and convey water only in storm events.

 

 

 
 

Street Impact Update: Week of May 19, 2019

map showing current closures around 39th Avenue work sites 

Lane Closures

  • 40th Avenue, between Columbine and Clayton - westbound lane closure through May 31
  • 40th Avenue, between Madison and Monroe - westbound lane closure through early June
  • York Street, between 38th and 40th Avenue – reduced from two north- and southbound lanes to one lane in each direction.  Be aware of a change in traffic pattern through July 31

Ongoing Closures

  • 40th Avenue from Madison to Monroe Street (Full Closure) – through early June 2019
  • Gilpin Street from 38th to 39th Avenue – through June 30, 2020
  • 39th Avenue, from Steele to Adams Street – through June 28, 2019
  • 39th Avenue, from Williams to High Street – through June 30, 2020
  • Franklin Street, from E. 40th to Lafayette Street – through May 31, 2019
  • 40th Street, from Franklin to Walnut Street – through May 31, 2019
  • Madison Street, from 40th to 39th Avenue – through May 31, 2019

Upcoming Openings

  • Franklin Street, from E. 40th Street to Lafayette — early June 2019
  • 40th Street, from Franklin to Walnut Street — June 2019

Upcoming Closures

  • May 20, 2019 – June 2020: 39th Avenue from Gilpin to Williams
  • Early June 2019: Intersection of 39th Avenue and Williams Street
  • Mid-June – August 2019: Intersection of 39th Avenue and Adams Street
  • Mid- July – September 2019: Intersection of 39th Avenue and Cook Street

Schedules are weather dependent and may change without notice.

Construction on the 39th Avenue Greenway project continues to progress as scheduled. As of mid-April, the project is 30% complete. Milestones reached include:

  • Started construction of the Franklin Outfall
  • Began construction on the new vehicular bridge over York and 39th Ave.
  • Began construction of the pedestrian bridges along 39th Avenue at High Street and Gilpin Street.
  • Installation of stormwater drainage at 40th from Walnut to Franklin Street
  • New roadway installed and reopened to traffic at 40th and Blake to Walnut Street
  • Channel excavation from the Coca-Cola facility to Steele Street
  • Finished construction of the private bridge at the Coca-Cola facility

Throughout the next three months, the project will advance with:

  • Demolition of the Market Lead Bridge
  • Reconnecting the roadway at 40th Avenue between Madison and Monroe
  • Channel excavation from the Coca-Cola facility to Williams Street

In addition, crews will install stormwater drainage at the following locations:

  • 40th Avenue from Columbine to Clayton Street
  • 39th to 40th Avenue on Madison Street
  • 39th Avenue from Steele to Jackson Street
  • 39th Avenue from Jackson to Monroe Street

UPCOMING WORK AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS

There will continue to be various lane, sidewalk and road closures and new traffic patterns along the project area as crews continue to relocate utilities, install new stormwater drainage, build pedestrian and vehicular bridges and excavate the channel along 39th Avenue.

Construction on the 39th Avenue Greenway project continues to progress as scheduled. As of mid-March, the project is 25% complete. Milestones reached include:

  • Installation of stormwater drainage at 40th and Blake to Walnut Street.
  • New roadway installed and reopened to traffic at 40th and Blake to Walnut Street.
  • Channel excavation from York to Steele Street.
  • Construction of the Coca-Cola Bridge
  • Traffic shift on York Street to start construction on the new vehicular bridge over York and 39th Ave.

Coming in April, the project will advance with the bridge demo of the Market Lead Bridge and installation of stormwater drainage at the following locations:

  • 40th Avenue from Columbine to Clayton Street
  • 39th to 40th Avenue on Madison Street
  • 39th Avenue from Steele to Jackson Street
  • 39th Avenue from Jackson to Monroe Street

Construction continues on 39th Avenue Greenway project. As of the end of November, the project is 18% complete. Asphalt has been removed and several underground water, storm and sanitary pipes have been relocated. Crews broke ground at Coca-Cola facility, and started work on the south end of the new bridge.

See the Project Update (PDF - English/español)

In addition, crews cut into the existing 120” storm sewer (built nearly 100 years ago), incorporating it into the current design to assist in the conveyance of stormwater.

large brick pipe next to newly installed modern infrastructure 

The following project milestones have been completed this quarter:

  • 1,216 linear feet of dual 10' x 8' culvert boxes (for stormwater drainage) placed
  • Nearly 100,000 lbs. of reinforced steel installed
  • 154 cubic yards of concrete poured
  • 895 linear feet of bridge piling

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO

En junio, la Ciudad y el Condado de Denver y su contratista SEMA Construction Inc., comenzaron la construcción del Proyecto 39th Avenue Greenway. El Proyecto creará una zona verde recreativa de 1 milla de largo y 12 acres a lo largo de la 39th Avenue entre Franklin y Steele Street. El principal objetivo del proyecto es reducir el riesgo de inundaciones para los residentes y negocios cercanos. La nueva zona verde ha sido diseñada con aportes de la comunidad que incluye una amplia gama de servicios:

  • Un sendero multiusos para bicicletas y peatones
  • Plazas de actividades con áreas de descanso y estructuras de sombra
  • Áreas de juego en la naturaleza
  • Un jardín comunitario
  • Un anfiteatro/aula exterior
  • Asientos especiales e iluminación
  • Puentes peatonales

ACTUALIZACIÓN DEL PROYECTO

La construcción del proyecto 39th Avenue Greenway continúa avanzando según lo programado. A mediados de abril, el proyecto está completado en un 30%. Los hitos alcanzados incluyen:

  • Empezó la construcción del Desagüe en Franklin
  • Comenzó la construcción del nuevo Puente vehicular sobre York y la Avenida 39.
  • Comenzó la construcción de los puentes peatonales a lo largo de la Avenida 39 en High Street y Gilpin Street.
  • Instalación del drenaje de aguas pluviales en la 40 desde Walnut a Franklin Street
  • Nueva carretera reabierta al tráfico en la 40, desde Blake a Walnut Street
  • Excavación del canal desde las instalaciones de Coca-Cola hasta Steele Street.
  • Terminada la construcción del puente privado en las instalaciones de Coca-Cola.

En los próximos tres meses, el proyecto avanzará con:

  • Demolición del puente Market Lead Bridge
  • Reconexión de la carretera en la Avenida 40 entre Madison y Monroe
  • Excavación del canal desde las instalaciones de Coca-Cola hasta Williams Street.

Además, los equipos instalarán drenaje de aguas pluviales en los siguientes lugares:

  • Avenida 40 desde Columbine a Clayton Street
  • Avenida 39 a la Avenida 40 en Madison Street
  • Avenida 39 desde Steele a Jackson Street
  • Avenida 39 desde Jackson a Monroe Street

PRÓXIMOS IMPACTOS DEL TRABAJO Y AL TRAFICO

Continuarán llevándose a cabo varios cierres de carriles, aceras y caminos y nuevas rutas de tráfico a lo largo del área del proyecto a medida que las cuadrillas de obreros continúen reubicando los servicios públicos, instalando nuevos drenajes de aguas pluviales, construyendo puentes peatonales y vehiculares y excavando el canal a lo largo de la Avenida 39. Por favor, consulte la página web del proyecto para obtener información sobre el cierre.

CONTACTANDO AL EQUIPO DEL PROYECTO

Si tiene preguntas sobre el proyecto, le gustaría recibir actualizaciones o le gustaría ser notificado de los próximos cierres, por favor comuníquese con el Equipo de Información Pública. Le responderemos dentro de las 24 horas hábiles.

HORAS DE TRABAJO DE LA CONSTRUCCIÓN

El horario normal de trabajo es de lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 9 p.m. y de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. sábados y domingos.

Unless otherwise noted, street closures are 7 days a week, 24-hours a day. Working hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 9 pm
  • Sundays, 8 am to 5 pm
  • When construction crews are working directly adjacent to residences, work hours are Monday through Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Access to businesses and properties will be maintained. Detour routes will be posted for drivers and pedestrians.