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Public Works News Archive – 2019

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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.

Jun 19, 2019

Public Works Fleet Management Division Named No. 1 Leading Fleet

After years of showing up as a top competitor and leading government fleet operation in North America, DPW Fleet Management has taken the top spot and was named #1 Leading Fleet in 2019.

Jun 18, 2019

Denver Receives Grant for Recycling Education

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, The Coca-Cola Foundation and national non-profit group The Recycling Partnership announced today the launch of a new large-scale recycling education campaign that will be piloted this summer. Denver was recently awarded a $250,000 recycling grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to pilot the public education campaign, which is being rolled out on billboards, bus shelter signs, digital advertising and postcards. Denver Public Works will also begin tagging trash carts this summer with informational cards in eight neighborhoods. The pilot, which runs through the fall, will help give Denver a better understanding of what approach works best for recycling education to support its goal of increasing recycling and composting rates from what is now 23 percent to 34 percent, the national average.

Apr 22, 2019

Elevate Denver Bond Program to Accelerate Bikeway Installations Citywide

With the goal of making bicycling in Denver a safe and viable transportation option for people of all abilities, the city will be installing 125 miles of new bikeways over the next five years, increasing the number households within a 5-minute ride of a high-comfort bike facility from 38 to 75 percent. 50 of the 125 miles of new bikeways will be funded by $18M from the Elevate Denver Bond, approved by voters in 2017.

Apr 15, 2019

Plans to Improve the 16th Street Mall Take Next Step Forward

The City and County of Denver, the Federal Transit Administration, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Downtown Denver Partnership, and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID) are excited to announce the next step toward improving the 16th Street Mall, one of the city’s most critical economic engines and vital public spaces. The project team has released a draft environment assessment of the proposed project, which describes the need for the project, the alternatives considered, the environmental impacts of each alternative and how impacts would be mitigated. The public is encouraged to review this environmental assessment at www.denvergov.org/themallexperience and submit comments through May 14.

Mar 28, 2019

Denver Seeks Public Input on Multimodal Design Elements for Broadway

Take transit, ride a bike, walk, or drive along Broadway? Live near the corridor or frequent the businesses there? Denver Public Works would like people to share their feedback on multimodal improvements planned for Broadway that will extend from 16th to Center Avenues through an online survey at denvermovesbroadway.com. For the next month, the public can provide input on conceptual design elements that aim to move more people safely along the corridor and improve travel for those who walk, bike, drive and take transit.