Currently, the High Line Canal Trail leaves pedestrians and people on bikes at Colorado Boulevard and Hampden Avenue, a busy intersection that can be intimidating to cross on foot or on a bike. This project will build two underpasses to reroute the trail under Colorado and Hampden to create a safer, more convenient connection for people walking and riding bikes. In addition, between the two underpasses, Denver will add a new, 10-foot wide multi-use trail along the north side of Hampden.
|1970||Denver Water opens trail for recreational use|
|2012–2014||Feasibility Study adopted by High Line Canal Working Group, which recommends pedestrian underpasses at Hampden and Colorado|
|2014–2015||DRCOG TIP (funding) application and award|
|Fall 2016||Design/NEPA (environmental) begins|
|February 2017||30% design complete|
|February 2017–January 2019||Agency coordination|
90% design complete
|May 2020||Construction begins|
Construction is expected to begin in May 2020.
John LaSala, Project Manager
Department of Transportation and Infrastructure