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On this page, you’ll find information about major studies, planning efforts, and construction projects currently underway in DOTI. 

Transportation/Mobility

The City and County of Denver is working to establish a future vision for the Alameda Underpass near the Baker, Valverde and Athmar Park neighborhoods and the Alameda transit station.

We have conducted a comprehensive study of the Alameda Underpass between Santa Fe Drive and Cherokee Street to establish a multi-modal vision for the Alameda Underpass area and help plan for the implementation of improvements and design of the underpass. The project identifies benefits and challenges of various ways the City might address the corridor’s identified needs, and vets those options with very preliminary conceptual design.

The project’s final Conceptual Study Report was released in May 2019. It identified a preferred roadway cross-section alternative and helped plan for the future, potentially phased implementation of these improvements.

Learn more about Connect Alameda »

The City and County of Denver is transforming a stretch of Bannock Street from 14th Avenue to Colfax Avenue into a versatile public gathering space that people on foot and on bikes can enjoy year-round and experience as a new gateway to Civic Center Park.

Bannock Street, which borders Denver’s iconic Civic Center Park has primarily served to move vehicle traffic for many years.  Now, the goal is to bring Bannock Street itself into prominence, as a space to be enjoyed and celebrated, and serve as the front porch of Denver City Hall.

The Bannock Street Project is located between 14th Ave and Colfax Avenue.

The Bannock Street Project will unfold in two phases. On April 21, as part of Phase 1, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will close Bannock Street between Colfax Ave and 14th Avenue to vehicle traffic and reopen the stretch to the public in mid-May with tree planters and a colorful street mural.

Read more about the Transforming Bannock project

The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

A virtual town hall meeting was held June 25, 2020 where the community was invited to provide input on the concept designs for the proposed bikeways in the Central Denver neighborhoods.

Central Denver Neighborhoods include:

  • Auraria
  • Central Business District
  • City Park
  • City Park West
  • Clayton
  • Cole
  • Five Points
  • Skyland
  • Union Station
  • Whittier

Read more about the Central Community Transportation Network

Colfax Corridor Connections is a project that is studying mobility needs and identifying transit and other multimodal improvements, including bicycle, pedestrian and vehicular, within the East Colfax travel corridor. The corridor is roughly bounded by I-25 and I-225 to the west and east, respectively, and by 12th Avenue and 20th Avenue on the south and north.

Read more about the Colfax Corridor Connections project

Both the City and County of Denver (CCD) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recognize the opportunity at the Colfax and Federal Interchange to reevaluate the current configuration and develop a design that maximizes network opportunities and future land use efficiency.

The purpose of the City and County of Denver Colfax and Federal Interchange Transformation Project (“Transformation Project”) is to build out the understanding of technical factors, including the interchange configuration, improving the transportation network for all users, stormwater requirements and possibilities, and evaluate the scenarios that best connect to the vision, goals, recommendations and strategies from previous citywide and area specific plans. 

Read more about the Colfax & Federal Interchange Transformation Project

The City and County of Denver intends to implement multimodal safety improvements (collectively called the "Cory Merrill Safe Routes to School Project") along E. Florida Avenue and E. Iowa Avenue.

These improvements will include:

  • sidewalk infill construction on E. Florida Ave., from S. Clayton St.to S. Steele St.,
  • sidewalk infill construction on E. Iowa Ave., from S. University Blvd. to S. Columbine St.,
  • a new bike lane on E. Florida Ave. from. S. Race Street to S. Steele St.,
  • signal rebuild for the signal at E. Florida Ave. and S. Steele St.,
  • a concrete bump-out to replace the paint and post-bump-out on the southeast corner of E. Florida Ave. and S. Steele St., and
  • repaving of E. Florida Ave. from S. University Blvd. to S. Steele St.

Read more about the Cory Merrill Safe Routes To School project

Since 2015, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has been studying Broadway to make the corridor safer for bicyclists, drivers, pedestrians and transit riders.

In 2019, after extensive community input and technical planning, the City is designing a more multi-modal Broadway:

  • Broadway South Segment: Detailed design of construction-ready plans from 7th Avenue at the Cherry Creek Trail south to the I-25 Broadway Station.
    The voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program invests $12 million toward the construction of Denver Moves: Broadway’s South Segment.
  • Broadway North Segment: Conceptual design from 7th Avenue north to 16th Avenue.

Transit improvements: Following initial transit improvements along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor, DOTI plans to extend transit-only lane hours on South Lincoln Street. During the planning phase, the project team is seeking input from the community on the preferred alternative for Lincoln from I-25 to 7th Avenue.

Read more about Denver Moves Broadway »

Denver Moves: Downtown is a planning effort that is re-envisioning the city’s downtown transportation system. It will build off years of study and analysis to create a roadmap for implementing tangible near-term improvements that the hundreds of thousands of people who live, work, study, visit and play in downtown Denver will experience in the coming years, while also identifying a long-term vision for the future of mobility in the city’s center.

The effort is being led by the City and County of Denver, in collaboration with the Regional Transportation District and the Downtown Denver Partnership, and will be completed in early 2020.

A public meeting was held June 10 so residents could learn about the proposed future improvements for getting around on downtown streets.  A recording of the meeting and a PowerPoint presentation are now available:

Learn more and get involved!

The transit study and alternatives analysis will advance the corridor vision by identifying and analyzing transit options along the corridor, and examining how enhanced transit can better serve the communities that make this corridor such a vibrant and multi-faceted place.

The 2017 Federal Boulevard Corridor Study outlined a vision for a well-connected multimodal and high capacity Boulevard that supports and celebrates diverse local business, residents, cultures, natural resources and community. Traveling the corridor will be safe, easy, and comfortable for all modes of transportation.

The next step in the planning process is to evaluate costs, benefits, and impacts of potential transit options. Building on a combination of multiple past and ongoing mobility, land use, and community studies, the project team will work with stakeholders to select a range of potential options for high capacity transit on Federal Boulevard from Floyd Avenue to 52nd Avenue.

Learn more about the study and opportunities for feedback »

DOTI Transportation Design is analyzing the impacts of the restricted movements at Corona Street and Alameda Avenue has created along the corridor and on nearby streets.  The turn restrictions were implemented in 2018 after the completion of the Washington Park Alameda Traffic Study. Staff is developing short and long term solutions for the corridor to address the safety and connectivity issues on Alameda Avenue from Pearl Street to Franklin Avenue.

Project Schedule:

  • Data Collection: October-December 2019 – Completed
  • Analysis/ Alternatives Evaluation: January-March 2020 – Completed
  • Public Outreach: May 2020 – Completed
  • Design: Summer-Fall 2020
  • Implementation: Spring-Summer 2021

This project was presented to the community on May 19, 2020.

Recording of the virtual meeting is now available (YouTube)

Read more about the E. Alameda Ave After Study

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has nearly completed improvements to Federal Boulevard between West 5th Avenue and Howard Place to improve safety and operations for multimodal travel. Preliminary design began in 2011, following the vision established in the city's Federal Boulevard Corridor Plan in 1995 and a study of Federal Boulevard between 5th Avenue and Howard Place.

Read more about the Federal Blvd project

The City and County of Denver is improving the experience for people walking along and near Federal Blvd between W 23rd Ave and 27th Ave.  This project is funded through the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.

The city conducted a corridor study in 2018-19 to recommend multimodal and placemaking improvements for Hampden Avenue. 

  • Near-term safety improvements were constructed in 2019 in coordination with CDOT.
  • Design for Phase 2 is expected to kick off in 2020 to address high priority projects recommended in the study.

Denver voters approved funds through the Elevate Denver Bond Program to fund Hampden Corridor Multimodal Improvements.

Read more about the Hampden Avenue Corridor Study

Mississippi/Parker — Status: Construction Procurement

This project will provide a continuous multi-use trail bypassing the busy intersection of Mississippi Avenue and Parker Road by building an underpass beneath the road. Final design was completed in summer 2019. Construction procurement is underway and construction is expected to begin early fall 2020.

Colorado/Hampden — Status: Construction Procurement

This project will provide a continuous multi-use trail bypassing the busy intersection of Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard by building two underpasses beneath these two major arterials. Final design was completed in 2019 and construction is expected to begin in Spring 2020.

See project maps, features, and renderings

The City and County of Denver will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with a safe, comfortable, intuitive connection underneath the railroad tracks heading east to the South Platte River Trail.

The fully funded project will remove the stairs to create an ADA accessible, separated path. This new ADA compliant facility will eliminate the gap along the D18 bike route providing increased safety, clearer wayfinding, and an improved user experience. The project will also include improved crossings at Santa Fe Drive and a new sidewalk offset from Santa Fe Drive, spanning Jewell Avenue to Florida Avenue.

The Iowa Underpass project will be split into two phases, Santa Fe and the intersection, and Iowa. Advertisement for construction for Santa Fe is scheduled for late 2020, with Iowa to follow soon after.

Read more about the project goals and background

This project will involve a 1.1 mile extension of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK) from Havana Street east to Peoria Street within the Stapleton Redevelopment Area. The new roadway will include travel and parking lane changes, multi-use paths for bicycles and pedestrians, a soft-surface equestrian trail, and new signals and street lighting. 

Construction is scheduled to begin November 19, 2018 and will continue through July 2020.

Read more about the MLK Extension

Starting in Summer 2020, the City and County of Denver will begin the design process to improve walkability and access to McAuliffe International School.  This project was awarded Colorado Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Funds to implement infrastructure improvements benefiting access to schools.

As part of the Safe Routes to School Program, Elevate Go Bond Program, and Colorado Department of Transportation, this project aims to enhance pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular safety for residents and students traveling to and from school within the Park Hill neighborhood. These infrastructure improvements collectively will provide enhanced safety and access while also benefiting the community in many other ways, including traffic calming, safer pedestrian crossings, traffic efficiency, and multi-modal safety. 

These improvements will include:

  • Sidewalk infill construction on:
    • 23rd Avenue between Jasmine Street and Leyden Street 
    • 25th Avenue between Jasmine Street and Kearney Street 
    • 26th Avenue between Holly Street and Kearney Street 
    • Kearney Street between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue 
    • 23rd Avenue between Leyden Street and Monaco Street Parkway 
    • Jasmine Street between 23rd Avenue and 25th Avenue 
  • Curb ramps along north side of 23rd Avenue from northeast quadrant of Jasmine Street to northeast quadrant of Krameria Street (eight (8) ramps) 
  • Curb ramps in the southwest quadrant of 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street (two (2) ramps)
  • Curb ramps along south side of 25th Avenue from southeast quadrant of Jasmine Street to southwest quadrant of Kearney Street (three (3) ramps)
  • Curb ramps in the northeast quadrant of 26th Avenue and Holly Street (two (2) ramps)
  • Pedestrian refuge island on west and east legs of 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street intersection (two (2) islands)
  • Improved intersection lighting at 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street

Read more about the McAuliffe International Safe Routes To School project

The City and County of Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure have partnered with Denver Parks and Recreation to construct an outdoor hands-on bicycle skills course at Montbello Recreation Center. 

With the goal to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety coupled with the rise of bicycle lanes installing in Denver, it is important to provide facilities that can teach skills for riders to learn how to ride and feel comfortable using a variety of bike lanes throughout our city. Having a safe environment to execute hands-on bicycle and pedestrian education will provide a controlled learning experience for cyclists. 

Read more about the Montbello Bicycle Course project

In the 2019 adopted Northeast Area Plan, the Montbello community called for streets to be connected, safe, and equitable. This year, Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is designing changes to four streets in Montbello to provide greater safety and mobility options in the neighborhood.

Project Focus

  • Safety: Reducing speeding and making crashes less likely
  • Equity: Serving all neighborhoods
  • Mobility: Providing comfortable options when not driving
  • Healthy: Creating better ways to get around actively and get to local parks, recreation centers, schools, and amenities

Read more about the Montbello Safer Streets project

The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

Thank you for joining us our June open house where we talked about opportunities to provide input on proposed bikeway concept designs.

Northwest Denver Neighborhoods include:

  • Jefferson Park
  • Sloan Lake
  • Highland 
  • West Highland 
  • Berkeley
  • Sunnyside
  • Regis
  • Chaffee Park

Read more about the Northwest Community Transportation Network

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will redesign Peoria Street to add multimodal connectivity from E 37th Avenue to E 56th Avenue and address safety concerns at several intersections. The first phase will provide new sidewalk and a multi-use path where there are currently sidewalk gaps immediately north and south of planned improvements by CDOT at Interstate 70. In the second phase of the project, the city will design a pedestrian and bike path on the east side of the roadway on Peoria, improved sidewalk on the west side of the roadway, and safer crossings at certain intersections to provide improved north-south multimodal connection for the Montbello neighborhood. 

Read more about plans for the Peoria corridor and how to stay updated »

We are currently working to finalize a new street design that will add 1.5 miles of Protected Bike Lanes and almost 2 miles of Transit Only Lanes along 18th, 19th, and Lincoln Streets.  This project will improve the efficiency of RTD services resulting in faster service with less delays and will support the goals of Vision Zero; to have zero deaths or serious injuries by 2030 regardless of the mode of transportation. Design for this project is expected to be finalized in the Summer of 2020 and construction is expected to begin in the Spring 2022.

Read more about the RTD Free MetroRide Bus Feasibility Study

The City and County of Denver and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is working to identify, design, and develop pilot streetscape improvements for the Santa Fe Corridor between 8th Avenue and West Colfax Avenue. Santa Fe Drive is an important corridor within the Denver transportation network. It is a key link between downtown, 6th and 8th Avenues, and I-25, providing connections for a variety of users in the neighborhood and the greater community. 

While the piloting of an enhanced streetscape is the primary focus of this design study, it is also an opportunity to evaluate the Santa Fe corridor for a longer-term vision.

Learn more about plans for the Santa Fe Streetscape »

The Sheridan Blvd. and 52nd Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement project, which spans multiple jurisdictions, will take the first steps to identify and evaluate the safety and infrastructure issues within the project area.  The project area is defined along Sheridan Blvd. as approximately the area between the intersections of Sheridan Blvd. and West 48th Ave. on the south and Sheridan Blvd. and 52nd Ave. on the north.  Along West 52nd Ave., the project area is approximately the area between the intersections of 52nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd on the east and 52nd Ave. and Jay Street on the west. 

The project will evaluate and may provide preliminary designs for improvements which include:

  • Sidewalks for pedestrian access along Sheridan Blvd. and West 52nd Ave.
  • Safety improvements for the entrance to Inspiration Point Park
  • Bicycle lane improvements along West 52nd Ave.  (Please note, the intersection of West 52nd Avenue and the Clear Creek Trail is being evaluated through a separate project effort.) 
  • Drainage improvements throughout the project but with special attention to evaluate the existing ponding issues west of Sheridan Blvd. along the northern side of West 52nd Ave.
  • Pedestrian, bicycle, and safety improvements to the West 52nd Ave. Bridge over Clear Creek
  • Bus Stop Improvements
  • Utility improvements such as relocation and undergrounding

The project will provide preliminary plans and project cost estimates by December 2020 to inform jurisdictional stakeholders and facilitate funding discussions for future final design and construction projects.

The City and County of Denver's planned improvements along South Broadway corridor and at the I-25 Interchange aim to create a corridor that provides safe and efficient mobility for all transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and automobile); promote transit-oriented development; and to accommodate the existing, future and planned developments along the South Broadway corridor.

  • Design — Improvements to the Broadway/I-25 intersection, focusing on the southbound on-ramps and reconstruction of Broadway from Ohio Avenue to Exposition Avenue.
  • Completed — Reconstruction of the stretch of South Broadway from Kentucky to Arizona and a section of Mississippi Avenue between the Consolidated Main Line (CML) Railway and Sherman Street.

Read more about the South Broadway Reconstruction projects

The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

A virtual town hall meeting was held June 23, 2020 where the community was invited to provide input on the concept designs for the proposed bikeways in the South Central Denver neighborhoods.

South Central Neighborhoods include:

  • North Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Hill
  • Civic Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Cheeseman Park
  • Baker
  • Speer
  • Washington Park West
  • Platt Park
  • Overland
  • Rosedale       

Read more about the Central Community Transportation Network

DOTI Transportation Design is analyzing speeding concerns between Speer Blvd. and Louisiana Avenue and pedestrian crossings/access concerns to historic Washington Park  between Virginia Avenue and Louisiana Avenue. Close coordination with Park & Recreation is required to establish access into the park. Staff is developing quick implementation solutions to address the safety concerns in the corridor.

Project Schedule:

  • Data Collection: October-December 2019 – Completed
  • Analysis/ Alternatives Evaluation: January-March 2020 – Completed
  • Public Outreach: May 2020 – Completed
  • Design: Summer-Fall 2020
  • Implementation: Spring-Summer 2021

This project was presented to the community on May 19, 2020.

Recording of the virtual meeting is now available (YouTube)

Read more about the Downing Signal Rebuild Project (PDF)

Read more about the S. Downing Street Pedestrian Crossings and Speed Study

The City and County of Denver, in coordination with the Globeville community, conducted a two-year study of the Washington Street corridor that concluded in 2018. The study recommended redesigning Washington Street to support the community’s vision for a mixed-use riverfront destination that capitalizes on its proximity to the South Platte River and National Western Center.

Beginning in 2019, the city will begin the design phase on Washington Street:

  • Final design for Washington Street from 47th Avenue north to the County boundary, with construction to follow
  • Preliminary design for Washington Street south of 47th Avenue
  • Conceptual designs for future 38th Avenue bridge and Globeville Landing pedestrian bridge

Read more about the current phase of the Washington Street project 

This fall, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) is converting a stretch of Walnut Street 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.

Learn more about the project

The West Colfax Pedestrian Safety and Transit Improvements Project will construct roadway modifications between Sheridan and Irving Streets to improve the overall safety of the corridor for pedestrians. Additionally, the project will construct improvements that benefit the speed and reliability of transit service on the corridor. 

West Colfax Avenue was identified as a part of the high-injury network in the Vision Zero Action Plan. The high-injury network contains corridors with the highest percentage or serious injuries or fatal crashes. The pedestrian safety improvements are aimed to reduce crashes on the corridor and improve safety.

In 2017, Denver voters approved of funds in the Elevate Denver Bond to be used for pedestrian crossing improvements to West Colfax, as well as improving the efficiency and reliability of transit along the corridor. Transit improvements may include modifications to traffic signals and bus stops to support transit operations. Examples of pedestrian crossing improvements could include medians, curb extensions, and enhanced crossings that improve safety at intersections.

Read more about the West Colfax Improvements »

The West Colfax and Villa Park neighborhoods were selected as the next two neighborhoods to go through the NTMP Action Plan collaboration process. The West Colfax and Villa Park neighborhoods are just west of downtown Denver, spanning from Federal Blvd to the east, Sheridan Blvd to the west, 17th Ave/19th Ave to the north, and 6th Ave to the south.

The West Colfax and Villa Park NTMP will be coordinated with City and County of Denver mobility projects underway in the neighborhoods, including multimodal improvements as part of the city's bike implementation program, and the West Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI).

Read more about the current phase of the West Colfax / Villa Park NTMP

Please join us on September 30, 2020 for a virtual open house to learn more about these projects:

  • Kentucky Avenue Safety & Neighborhood Improvements Open House
  • September 30, 2020 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Online: Bit.ly/Kentuckymeeting
  • Call-in (253) 215-8782 and use the webinar ID 947 0526 8226
  • Includes Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation

Meeting flyers:

Through extensive community engagement in West Denver neighborhoods, several health and safety projects have been identified to create a safer outdoor environment for Westwood residents and neighbors. These projects are underway with the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI), Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and a variety of community partners. 

These projects include:

  1. West Kentucky Avenue buffered bikeway (DOTI) 
  2. Kentucky & Irving Pocket Park (DPR & DOTI)
  3. Safe Routes to School improvements (DOTI)
  4. Intersection murals (DOTI & Community Partners) 
  5. Westwood Via Verde wayfinding project (DOTI, DPR, and Community Partners) 
  6. Federal Boulevard safety improvements (DOTI, CDOT)
  7. Tennessee Greenway (DPR, Xcel Energy, DOTI) 

The Westwood Neighborhood Plan, adopted in 2016, recommended creation of an “intuitive and memorable network” to promote the use of more multi-modal transportation options and increase neighborhood connectivity. The Neighborhood Greenway is one of the transformative projects identified in the plan to support a Connected, Celebrated and Resilient Westwood. Read the Neighborhood Plan

Do you have a question or comment about projects currently happening on the West Kentucky Avenue corridor in Westwood & Mar Lee neighborhoods? 

If your question or comment is URGENT, please dial 3-1-1 (720-913-1311) or visit pocketgov.

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is studying the East Yale Avenue Corridor from Franklin Street in the west to the High Line Canal trail connection at the city limits, coordinating with the community to explore potential projects along the corridor that would improve conditions for everyone walking, bicycling, taking transit and driving.

The study will begin in 2019 with an existing conditions assessment and will conclude in 2020 with recommendations for future actions.

Read more about the Yale Corridor study »

The I-25 & Belleview Avenue Interchange Improvement Study is examining several possible improvements for the interchange of the South I-25 Corridor and Belleview Avenue between Monaco Street and DTC Boulevard. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to address growing levels of traffic congestion; user safety, and lack of multimodal choices and connectivity.

The City and County of Denver is a partner in this study with the City of Greenwood Village, Arapahoe County and the Southeast Metropolitan Public Improvement District (SPIMD).

Learn more about the study and sign up for project updates

As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program, which voters approved in 2017 to fund critical improvements to infrastructure, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will replace a 60-year-old bridge on West 14th Avenue between northbound and southbound Speer Boulevard to preserve and extend the life of the bridge. DOTI will also make safety improvements for those who walk and bike over the bridge, which includes building wider sidewalks and a new, raised bicycle track over the 14th Avenue Bridge. In addition, crews will also upgrade the traffic signals and pedestrian ramps on West 14th Avenue at the intersections of Northbound and Southbound Speer Boulevard.

Construction is anticipated to begin in late September which will require West 14th Avenue to fully close between northbound and southbound Speer Boulevard.. A section of the Cherry Creek Trail that runs underneath the West 14th Avenue bridge will also close while work is underway. Detours will be in place and message boards will be posted in advance, alerting commuters to expect delays.

The bridge is expected to reopen to thru-traffic in February 2021, weather permitting, with intersection improvements continuing through April 2021.  All work is weather dependent and subject to change. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated.

Read more about the 14th Avenue Bridge Over Cherry Creek »

This comprehensive study will develop a community-facing infrastructure plan for the north Denver community, creating a hub of vibrant land use at the 41st and Fox Station Area. It is a joint effort of Denver Community Planning and Development, Public Works, and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative.

Read more about the 41st & Fox Next Steps Study »

41st & Fox TOD information »

Rules & Regulations Governing Public Infrastructure Management at 41 St & Fox Station (PDF – 2019)

The project comprises the design and construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with stairs and ramps crossing over the Union Pacific railroad line, south of the existing crossing at 47th Avenue and York Street. Design will conclude in 2018, with construction expected to take place in 2019. 

This location was identified in the Elyria Swansea at York - East/West Connectivity Study conducted in 2016 to evaluate multi-modal connectivity in Elyria Swansea and improvements in the area north of I-70 and south of 49th Avenue.

Read more about the 47th & York crossing

This feasibility study will evaluate the possibility of providing a continuous 52nd Avenue from Brighton Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard, improvements to the Brighton Boulevard underpass at the intersection with York Street, and improved connectivity to the National Western Center (NWC) transit station.

The Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Plan (2015) provided a framework for potential improvements to 52nd Avenue. The Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) is conducting this study as the next step in evaluating the feasibility, identifying the community’s priorities related to the corridor, and developing a phasing plan for implementation in alignment with those priorities.

Learn more about the East 52nd Avenue Feasibility Study and opportunities for input »

Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is continuing design for a project that will widen 56th Avenue from Peoria Street to Peña Boulevard. Construction is expected to begin late Summer/early Fall 2021.

56th Avenue serves as a major east-west regional thoroughfare. As a connection to Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Montbello and Parkfield neighborhoods, 56th Avenue is in need of improved mobility and capacity. 

The project, which is funded by the Elevate Denver Bond Program, consists of widening 56th Avenue between Peoria Street and Peña Boulevard from two to four lanes and constructing a multi-use path along the north side of 56th Avenue for connections to the neighborhood bike lanes and the trail system at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. 

Read more about the 56th Avenue Widening project »

Public Infrastructure

This pilot program is part of a larger city initiative to meet needs for publicly accessible restrooms in the central part of the City. In addition to mobile restroom facilities that can be moved to serve select activities and areas, the City is also reactivating existing facilities at parks and public sites.

See locations, more information, and latest news

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) repairs and improves public streets with services that include paving, pothole patching, curb and gutter repairs, and curb ramp installation, as well as maintenance tasks such as street sweeping and snow removal.

See updates at denvergov.org/denverpaving

Storm/Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure

Denver is taking a comprehensive approach to better protecting people and property against flooding while improving water quality and enhancing public spaces. The Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems program is focused in the near-term on the northern neighborhoods of Elyria, Swansea, Cole, Clayton, Skyland, Whittier, Five Points and Northwest Park Hill. The City began planning this phased effort in Summer 2015.

  • Globeville Landing — Construction
    Construction on the Globeville Landing Outfall began in winter 2016 to buid storm drainage infrastructure. Construction then began on work to develop park amenties. 
  • City Park Golf Course — Construction
    Construction began in November 2017. The course will reopen for play when the turf is fully established, in order to protect the new turf from being damaged. Establishment of the turf is largely dependent upon the weather the rest of 2019 and spring of 2020.. See updates at cpgcredesign.org
  • 39th Ave Greenway —Construction
    Construction began in Summer 2018. The Greenway will be operational in 2020. See updates at 39thavegreenway.org
  • Park Hill Detention — Construction
    Construction began in November 2018 and is planned for completion in Fall 2020. Work on the stormwater detention area at the Park Hill Golf Course site began in January 2019.

Read more about the projects

The 27th Street Storm Drain is one of several large diameter storm drain projects that the City and County of Denver has identified to improve public safety by relieving drainage and flooding issues in the Curtis Park and Five Points neighborhoods. The 27th Street Storm Drain project includes approximately 5,900 linear feet of large storm pipe ranging in size from 78 inches to 96 inches in diameter.

Phase 1 construction was completed in summer 2019. Construction is expected to begin on Phase 2 in late 2019 or early 2020.

Read more »

General Information

The 35th Street Sanitary Improvement project will rehabilitate the sanitary sewer main in 35th Street. The project area includes 35th Street from Chestnut Place (west boundary) to Dexter Street (east boundary). See specific locations below.

The purpose of the project is to improve the sanitary sewer main which is in need of repair. To minimize impacts to the area, the contractor will install a liner into the sewer main rather than having to excavate the street, ensuring a much less intrusive, costly and time-consuming rehabilitation method. 

Project Location

35th Street from Chestnut Place. to Downing Street, continuing on E. 35th Street from Downing to Humbolt Street, then continuing on from N. Steele Street to N. Dexter Street.

Read more and get project updates

The East 16th Avenue Storm Interceptor project area is located in Montclair Basin, to address flooding of the neighborhood. Existing storm sewers in East 16th Avenue and Batavia Place are currently undersized; this project's goal is to work with hydrology developed by the Outfall Systems Plan (OSP) team to size, design, and construct a new storm main line to safely transport the flows from existing systems in Colfax Avenue and East 16th Avenue towards City Park, while picking up the local flows along the way.

Plan development is expected to be complete in late 2019, with construction to be determined following the final design.

Read more about the E 16th Ave Storm project 

The Ellsworth Avenue Storm Project is a key project identified in the City & County of Denver Storm Drainage Master Plan to relieve historic drainage problems in the Cherry Creek East neighborhood and reduce flows into the Cherry Creek business district. This project’s goal is to collect flows at low-lying intersections located between Garfield Street and Steele Street which currently flood both in summer and winter months and are prone to excessive ice accumulation.

In addition, the City and County of Denver is looking at implementing Green Infrastructure in this location as a part of its City-wide strategy for improving stormwater quality.

  • Spring 2020 – Design of Phase 1 will be brought to 100%.  Design is currently at 100%.
  • Fall 2020 – Phase 1 of the project (Steele to Cook) will be advertised for construction.
  • Fall/Winter 2020 – A contractor will be selected to construct Phase 1, and the contracting process will occur.
  • Early 2021 – Construction of Phase 1 will begin and is anticipated to take six months to a year.
  • Phase 2 (Cook to Garfield) construction TBD

The Jackson Street Storm Drain Project provides a critical link between the lower and upper Montclair Basin system for managing stormwater and offers improved flood protection for residents and businesses in the project area between Colfax and 12th Avenues, from Jackson to Albion Streets. 

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is designing an improved and expanded storm drain system that will be constructed from Colfax Avenue and Jackson Street near National Jewish Hospital, and eventually tie into the existing storm drain system at 12th Avenue and Hale Parkway on the east side of Colorado Boulevard. This section of expanded stormwater pipes is essential in providing improved flood protection to the project area.

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Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) and Denver Parks & Recreation are improving water quality and constructing a new playground at La Lomita Park, formerly known as Asbury and Tejon Park. This project will remove an existing concrete channel and rebuild the park with a naturalized, vegetated water quality channel that will include play features and educational components for nearby schools. In addition, the recreation lawn and playground is being rebuilt to be more functional for residents and community members.

Construction began in Summer 2019 and is expected to conclude in Summer 2020. The park will be closed to visitors during construction to ensure safety for all.

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Background

The purpose of this project is to further address significant historical flooding areas in the Whittier, Five Points and City Park West neighborhoods. This phase of the project will connect into the recently completed 33rd Street Outfall project, at the intersection of MLK Jr Boulevard and Marion Street. Future phases will extend this storm sewer infrastructure south to the intersection of 21st Avenue and Downing Street, where it will tie into, and relieve, an overburdened existing 84” storm sewer system. 

General Information

This project will install new 8’ x 8’ Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert in Marion Street to the intersection with 27th Avenue. 

In addition to installing the new 8’ x 8’ storm sewer infrastructure, the Marion Street System project will:

  • Install new storm inlets and manholes
  • Install new water quality features to reduce trash/debris from entering into the storm sewer system
  • Install new ADA compliant pedestrian ramps at all intersections
  • Upgrade existing curb cuts to be compliant with City of Denver transportation standards
  • Relocate and install new Denver Water main lines
  • Replace Denver Water lead service lines with new copper lines from the new water main to the property owners’ meter
  • Provide new bike lane at East Whittier Island Park
  • Reshape Marion Street to provide greater surface water storm runoff capacity
  • Provide new full depth paving on Marion Street

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The City and County of Denver, with Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) and Jefferson County, are making improvements to Marston Lake North Drainageway between South Garrison Street and Stanford Avenue and Balsam Park.

The project, located within Jefferson County and the City and County of Denver, will improve water quality and infrastructure at Stanford and Balsam Park, and develop a sustainable urban design that will result in structures being removed from the regulatory 100-year floodplain designation.

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Denver’s Storm Drainage Master Plan identifies the need for storm drain improvements on S. Adams Way between S. Monroe Street and E. Eastman Avenue as part of a larger effort by Denver to bring torm drain infrastructure into compliance with the current drainage criteria.

The storm drain system at this location may be undersized and/or too degraded to completely capture minor storm flows. The S. Adams Way Storm Drain Project will create a design for a storm drain system that, once constructed, will replace and upgrade the existing, inadequate system by shifting and improving a number of inlets and potentially increasing pipe size to meet the drainage criteria for the immediate area.

This phase of the project is to design the storm drainage system only. Funding for construction has not been identified at this time. However, once construction occurs, it is anticipated that the storm drain system replacement and relocated inlets will all take place in existing City Right of Way.

The new storm drain system will go up S. Adams Way between S. Monroe Street and E. Eastman Avenue.

The Mar Lee residential neighborhood was constructed primarily in the mid to late 1950s. Consistent with development at that time, there are no underground stormwater pipes in this project area. Therefore, stormwater runoff is currently served only with curbs, gutters and roadway cross-pans. Multiple stormwater studies have indicated the potential for excessive stormwater in the streets as well as flooding during heavy storms.  

The City and County of Denver and AECOM will proactively coordinate with residents and stakeholders to design a storm drain system that, once constructed, will improve greater protection from flooding with as little disruption to the community as possible. Design of the system will take place in 2019-2020. Funding for construction is expected to be in place within the next five years.   

Localized, individual outreach as well as public meetings will be held as appropriate to identify community issues related to storm drainage design and impact.  

The Project Team is evaluating the design of a system of stormwater pipes that would run from Sheridan Boulevard eastward down W. Oregon Place and south on S. Xavier Street to Sanderson Gulch, and a second system starting at the intersection of W. Mexico Avenue and S. Wolcott Court, heading east on W. Mexico Avenue to S. Vrain Street and then connecting into Sanderson Gulch.

This project will help improve safety and reduce flood risks to people and property in the Valverde and Athmar Park neighborhoods, two areas of town known to flood. Beginning in mid-February, weather permitting, the city will install a larger stormwater pipe along West Alameda Avenue from Bryant to Decatur Streets, which will provide more capacity to carry and drain stormwater in this area. In addition, lateral storm pipes will be installed along residential streets between West Alameda Avenue and West Dakota Avenue.

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The City and County of Denver is working to improve and rehabilitate storm and sanitary (wastewater) mainlines citywide. Wastewater mainlines are usually located in streets or alleys. Some of these systems are more than 100 years old.

Projects are ongoing in neighborhoods for targeted improvements and preventive and critical work.

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Weir Gulch crosses under the intersection of S. Utica St. and W. Bayaud Ave. in two 6’x12’ reinforced concrete boxes. There are inlets located at each corner of the intersection that often are covered in debris. 

Residents have reported that storm runoff pools at the intersection and heads towards the northwest corner of the intersection rather than draining into the inlets to Weir Gulch as intended. This project will add and upsize inlets and regrade the intersection to direct the flow to Weir Gulch. Concrete flatwork, such as curb, gutter, sidewalk and curb ramps and asphalt street paving will be part of the project.