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Speeds Reduced Along Two More Denver Corridors

This week, a Denver Public Works (DPW) crew completed changing out speed limit signs along East 56th Avenue, reducing the speed limit from 45mph to 40mph from Quebec Street to Tower Road. In early October, speeds were reduced on Peoria Street from 47th to 39th Avenues from 40 to 35mph. Both of these stretches are on the city’s high injury network - corridors in Denver with the highest number of fatal and injury crashes.

Speed reduction projects support the city’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes, as vehicle speed influences both the risk of being involved in a crash as well as the severity of injuries that result from a crash.

Speed reductions are coming to two additional stretches in the coming weeks:

  • Cherry Creek Drive South from University to Colorado Boulevards (35 to 30mph)
  • 1st Ave/Steele St/Cherry Creek Dr. North/Alameda Ave from University to Colorado (35 to 30mph)