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15 Intersections Along East Colfax to Receive Low-Cost, High-Impact Safety Treatments

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is kicking off 2020 with upgrades to 15 intersections along East Colfax Avenue – one of the busiest pedestrian and transit corridors in the City.

For the first time, DOTI is using a treatment known as a hardened centerline that uses rubber curbing to slow drivers making left turns.  Crews will also be using bollards and paint along East Colfax to shorten crossing distances for people on foot and to carve out places where pedestrians can stop in the middle of the street, if needed, to wait for vehicle traffic to clear and finish crossing. 

More safety signage will also be added along the corridor.  These low-cost, high-impact treatments are a part of new “quick build” pedestrian improvements that will be installed over the next few weeks.  These improvements are expected to calm traffic and reduce conflicts between people driving and walking.

Colfax Avenue is on the City’s High Injury Network – a term that refers to corridors with the highest number of fatal and serious injury crashes.  This push to install more safety treatments on the High Injury Network and speed up implementation of Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan will help reduce the number of people being killed and injured on city streets.

Safer streets save lives!