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McAuliffe International Safe Routes to School Multimodal Improvement Project


 
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The City and County of Denver intends to implement multimodal safety improvements (collectively called the “McAuliffe International Safe Routes to School Project”) along 23rd Avenue, 25th Avenue, and 26th Avenue, and Kearney Street.  This is part of a coordinated effort with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), City and County of Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), Elevate Denver GOBOND, and Safe Routes to School.   

These improvements will include:

  • Sidewalk infill construction on:
    • 23rd Avenue between Jasmine Street and Leyden Street
    • 23rd Avenue between Leyden Street and Monaco Street Parkway 
    • 25th Avenue between Jasmine Street and Kearney Street 
    • 26th Avenue between Holly Street and Kearney Street 
    • Kearney Street between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue 
    • Kearney Street and 23rd Avenue
    • Kearney Street 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

Project Overview

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.

Project Area Maps

Each Project Area identified in the maps below indicate a different source of funds used for design and construction. All three project areas indicated will be designed and constructed as one package in order to improve efficiency for project implementation. 

 

 

If you need assistance with reading any of the project area maps, please contact the project manager, Brendan P.aradies at Brenden.Paradies@denvergov.org

 
Project Schedule and Timeline

Project Schedule

 

Summer 2020:

Begin Design

Fall 2020:

Engage with community members to provide project updates

Spring 2021:

Finalize design, procure construction contractor

Summer 2021:

Construct sidewalks and intersection improvements 


Project Contact

Brenden Paradies, Project Manager

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Brenden.Paradies@denvergov.org