Jan 03, 2019
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Councilman Kevin Flynn, city staff and community members today began work on the first new sidewalks funded by the Elevate Denver Bond Program. The new bond-funded sidewalk will run along W. Dartmouth Ave. from Webster St. to Newland St. in the Bear Valley neighborhood. It will provide access to walking trails in Bear Valley Park, neighborhood transit stops, sports fields, the playground and tennis courts.
“Elevate Denver is delivering on our promise to voters to preserve and enhance the Mile High City so it can remain the vibrant, viable city we all know and love – and one of the first steps starts today, here in Bear Valley Park,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “I’m thrilled to help pour some cement for the first of many new Elevate Denver-funded sidewalks that will improve mobility and access in neighborhoods across Denver.”
Elevate Denver sidewalk projects will create new connections between neighborhoods, bus stops and rail stations. The bond program is anticipated to create over 30 miles of sidewalks over the next decade across the city.
“This community spoke up about improvements they wanted to see in the Bear Valley neighborhood. Better connectivity was a priority. And soon, another priority project will take place to improve the quality of life of the residents who use the tennis courts in this park,” said District 2 Councilman Kevin Flynn.
T2 Construction Inc., the company responsible for construction of the sidewalk project, is a small local business owned by Stuart Cameron. Stuart’s company poured sidewalks during the 2007 Better Denver Bond and has since worked regularly with the city.
“It was a privilege to work with the city during the Better Denver Bond because it allowed us to stay profitable and give our people good, steady work through the 2008 recession. We’re excited to work with the city on the Elevate Denver Bond Program to bring important infrastructure projects to Denver,” said Stuart. “We love being a part of improving the city.”