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Denver to Convert Walnut Street to Two-Way Travel in RiNo

DENVER – In a few days, Walnut Street in the River North community will soon have a new look and feel to help calm traffic and improve circulation in the area. In conjunction with recent repaving efforts, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will convert a stretch of the corridor between Broadway and Downing from one-way to two-way travel. The conversion will create a safer street that reduces vehicle speeds, improves circulation for people walking, biking and driving, and better defines parking and loading zones.

On Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, crews will restripe and update signage on the corridor to complete the two-way conversion. To maintain safety while work is underway, Walnut Street will fully close from Broadway to Downing starting at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday until Friday afternoon. Please note, sidewalks along Walnut Street and side streets will remain open for business access and parking during the two-way conversion.

In addition, DOTI upgraded the traffic signal at the Broadway and Walnut intersection to accommodate two-way travel with new pedestrian countdowns to help facilitate safer crossings for people walking and riding bikes. The signal will be turned on when restriping and signage updates are complete. Later this fall, crews will be back on the corridor to convert all parking on this stretch of Walnut Street to parallel parking.