Why is this 2-way project happening?
This part of northeast Denver has long been dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. The current site is in what the city calls a High Injury Network (HIN). These are a network of streets that represent only 5% of Denver's roads, but are responsible for 50% of traffic deaths! To promote better pedestrian safety and flow of traffic, Downing St. and N. Marion St. will be converted to two-way streets and a new network of signalized lights, sidewalks will be installed and extend neighborhood bike routes as recommended in the 38th and Blake Station Area Plan .
What is the community benefit?
Although there will be a short-term inconvenience of construction and new traffic patterns, this is a long-term investment in the safety of our residents. This site has the highest rates of pedestrian vulnerability, above average rates of seniors without cars, highest level of vulnerability for children to experience a traffic accident, higher than average concentrations of people with disabilities, highest rate of streets with health concerns, and the highest rate of safety concerns. This project addresses each of those concerning factors, making it a safer place for everyone – especially our most vulnerable neighbors.
Phase 1: 11/30 – 12/31
Phase 2: 1/21 – 2/21
Phase 3: 1/21 – 2/21
Phase 4: 2/21 – 3/21
How long will each of the phased projects take?
The project will be in 4 phases for minimal impact to communities and flow of track. After each phase is complete it will be re-opened to traffic then the next phase will close for the amount of time listed.