Sep 28, 2020
DENVER – Starting today, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will transform a stretch of Santa Fe Drive between 6th and Colfax Avenues into a safer street that aims to enhance the experience for people who walk the corridor, which is home of the Art District on Santa Fe, a popular destination for residents and visitors. For over two years, DOTI collaborated with the community to create a new street design for Santa Fe Drive within the Art District that will enhance safety for all users and pedestrians, in particular.
Over the next several weeks, crews will install safety treatments along the corridor from 6th to Colfax Avenues, which includes:
While work is underway, there will be lane closures along Santa Fe between 6th and Colfax Avenues from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, in late October, local artists Jennifer Chaparro, Alexi High, and Bimmer Torres will paint street murals to further enhance the uniqueness of the Santa Fe corridor along the new placemaking buffer for pedestrians at the intersections of 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th Avenues.
Work is anticipated to be complete in November, weather permitting. DOTI will evaluate the streetscape treatments to determine a longer-term vision for the corridor.