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Brighton Blvd. 44th to Race Court 

For years, Brighton Boulevard has provided a connection to the National Western Stock Show Complex and has been an important corridor for the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods. With the redevelopment of the site into a multi-use entertainment and educational facility, Brighton Boulevard north of I-70 is poised to become a multi-modal gateway to the future National Western Center, the future RTD North Metro Line and improve this important connection for residents and visitors alike.

Project Benefits 

Based on the 30 percent design efforts, Brighton Blvd. between 47th Avenue and Race Court will have:

  • One through lane in each direction plus a center turn lane and northbound flex/parking lane
  • Signalized intersections at 47th, 48th and 49th avenues
  • Continuous sidewalks on both sides of Brighton Boulevard
  • Continuous, 2-way cycle track on west side of Brighton Boulevard
  • New landscaping, light fixtures and benches
  • Collection of storm water for water quality treatment prior to discharge to the storm system

Project elements being designed in 2017 and planned for construction starting in 2018, include:

  • Brighton Boulevard from 47th Avenue to Race Court
  • Brighton bridge over Race Court
  • Dedicated lane for cyclists
  • 78-inch storm sewer line to alleviate potential flooding until other area projects are completed

Project Map

Project Schedule 

Project Status

More refined design plans for Brighton Boulevard that incorporate National Western Center mobility and sustainability goals as well as aesthetic concepts, were displayed at an open house last month and will soon be finalized. 

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Public Meetings

The next public open house will take place during the summer 2017. 

Project Contact

John LaSala, Public Works