DOTI will also make safety improvements for those who walk and bike over the bridge, which will include building new pedestrian ramps, wider sidewalks, and installing a raised bicycle track over the 14th Avenue Bridge. In addition, the traffic signals at the West 14th Avenue and NB/SB Speer Boulevard intersections will also be upgraded.
Beginning the evening of Sunday, September 27, West 14th Avenue will close to thru-traffic from Santa Fe Drive to northbound/southbound Speer Boulevard until February 2021. 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 for people in cars, on bikes, and on foot. Message boards will also 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 spring 2021. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated.
Thru-Vehicles will be detoured around the work zone through:
Local Access will be maintained between Santa Fe Drive and Speer Boulevard.
High-comfort, multimodal access will be provided with a temporary work-zone path for users of the various multimodal paths around Speer Boulevard, delineated by concrete barriers on/at:
Additionally, pedestrian and ADA detours will be provided by the sidewalk networks on Speer Blvd.
Construction for this project is expected to begin October 1, 2020 and is expected to conclude in the Spring 2021.