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Denver will invest in development of a transportation system that supports a livable, connected and sustainable city and mitigates increasing growth and demand on the network.

Highlighted Plans & Studies

Denveright. Your Voice. Our Future

Our community is undertaking an effort that builds upon our successes and proud traditions to design the future of this great city. Denveright is a community-driven planning process that challenges you to shape how we want to evolve in four key areas: land use, mobility, parks, and recreational resources.

  • Denver Moves: Transit
    As Denver grows, we must develop a near and long-term strategy for moving more people through the city. This effort will analyze Denver's transit needs and create a vision for the future, as well as develop specific projects that will be prioritized for implementation. Read more about Transit
  • Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails
    An update of the 2004 Pedestrian Master Plan, this project will be developed to complement plans for transit and bicycling to create a more connected multi-modal transportation network within the City and County of Denver. Read more about Pedestrians & Trails
Current Public Works Projects

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 will be looking at ways to improve movement for bicycles, pedestrians, transit, and vehicles.

Learn more about Connect Alameda »

The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project will design and construct critical public infrastructure (e.g. cycle track, sidewalks, curb/gutter, on-street parking and more) on Brighton Boulevard, helping establish Brighton as a gateway to Denver.

Work on the first two segments, from 29th Street to 44th Street, began in Fall 2016 and will be substantially complete in 2019. Additional construction along the corridor will be planned in phases to the northern city limits.

The initial vision was developed in 2014, followed by a planning process with stakeholders to determine key elements for the design.

Read more about the Brighton Blvd project 

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

Since 2015, Denver Public Works 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, Denver Public Works 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.

Learn more and get involved!

Denver Public Works is preparing 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.

Roadway reconstruction between W 7th Ave and Holden Place is expected to begin in 2018; additional restriping is planned between 5th and 7th avenues and from Holden to Howard.

Read more about the Federal Blvd project

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

  • Near-term safety improvements will be 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: Design Complete

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 is expected to begin in early 2020.

Colorado/Hampden — Status: Design

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 is expected to be complete in 2019.

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.

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 Spring 2020.

Read more about the MLK Extension

As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program, which voters approved to fund critical improvements to infrastructure, Denver Public Works has completed the first phase of maintenance to a 25-year-old bridge over Park Avenue West to preserve and extend the life of the bridge.

See project updates on the Park Avenue Bridge project »

Denver Public Works 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 »

The City and County of Denver Public Works 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 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 on 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, 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 

The Walnut Street Corridor Improvement project, headed by Denver Public Works and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) will study the traffic and safety needs for this corridor and assess the possibility of a two-way conversion. 

Phase I improvements, to define parking and walking spaces on Walnut from Broadway to 36th Street, were completed in Summer 2017. 

The Phase 2 study report was completed in 2019, with plans to identify funding to convert Walnut Street to two-way travel between Broadway and Downing with updated signage and restriping, in order to quickly meet safety needs. The long-term recommendations of the study call for rebuilding the corridor from Broadway to 36thStreet, including sidewalks, curbs and gutters. 

Read more about the goals for the Walnut Street Corridor

In 2017, Denver voters approved funds through the Elevate Denver Bond Program to be used to make pedestrian crossing improvements to West Colfax Avenue as well as improving the efficiency and reliability of transit along the corridor. Denver Public Works is in the process of developing design alternatives for the study area, between Sheridan Boulevard and Irving Street.

Read more about the West Colfax Improvements »

Denver Public Works 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 Belleview Avenue Corridor Study, completed in 2016, identified several alternatives for reconstruction, and ultimately chose one as the recommended alternative. The next and current step is a full assessment of the environmental impacts, required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and further refined/detailed screening of alternatives from the Corridor Study. 

The City and County of Denver is a partner in this study with CDOT, SPIMD, City of Greenwood Village, and Arapahoe County. 

Learn more about the study and sign up for project updates

Changes are being made on 15th & 17th Streets to better organize the roadway so that people who walk or roll, bike, take transit, and drive have dedicated space to travel safely and more predictably. The improvements will increase the comfort, safety, and convenience of walking or rolling, biking, and transit as travel options:

  • Dedicated transit lanes on 15th Street from Court Place to Larimer Street and on 17th Street from Market Street to Broadway
  • High visibility crosswalks
  • Bikeway improvements on 15th Street

Read more about the improvements and planned installation »

 

This project on West 32nd Avenue is focused on improving pedestrian safety along the corridor. Intersections at Irving, Julian, Perry and Tennyson will be redesigned in 2019 to improve the pedestrian environment with upgraded crossings and new infrastructure.

Construction Timeline

Weekly updates at denvergov.org/denverpaving

See work area info and detour map (PDF)

Late July/early August: Milling and paving on W 32nd Ave from Sheridan Blvd to Speer Blvd, with periodic lane closures during work hours only.

Late August/early September: Median installation at Julian St and Irving St as well as traffic control devices and final pavement markings along the full corridor.

map of corridor highlighting four intersection redesigns

Map of intersection improvements; click to enlarge

Preliminary designs were first presented to the community for feedback and input in 2016. Funding was identified and final designs were completed in 2018. The project will be installed and completed by the fall of 2019.

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

Denver Public Works is planning improvements to 56th Avenue across the Peña Transportation Corridor, from Memphis Street east to approximately 400 feet east of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) A-Line rail bridge, to improve traffic operations and safety of the interchange, address future travel demand, and enhance multimodal use and connectivity.

Environmental clearance and final design were completed in 2019. Construction is expected to begin spring 2020.

Read more about the planned improvements at 56th & Peña