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 Boulevard as a gateway to Denver.
Construction on the first segments is underway, with design for the next segments expected to be finalized in 2017-18. See weekly updates and sign up for email notifications. If you have questions, please contact 3-1-1.
Current Brighton Blvd Closures:
- 44th Street to I-70 ramps; detours are in place on 44th Street and 46th Avenue through May 2018. I-70 traffic should use 38th Street and Washington; see closure map (PDF)
- 48th Avenue to York Street; see construction information on the National Western Center project site
- Brighton Blvd is open in both directions south of 44th Street
Week of April 22:
Pavement removals and new concrete pavement installation, west side of 29th Street, as soon as 4/26
New concrete pavement, west side of Brighton Boulevard, 29th to 31st streets, as soon as 4/27
New concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk and ADA ramps, east side of 31st Street intersection, as soon as 4/24 and west side of 35th Street intersection as soon as 4/23
From 35th to 40th streets:
- New concrete cycle track on east side as soon as 4/25, on west side as soon as 4/26
- New concrete sidewalk on west side as soon as 4/25, on east side as soon as 4/26
- New concrete ADA ramps as soon as 4/26
Underground electrical and irrigation work, 31st-38th streets, with flaggers directing traffic intermittently
- Pedestrian access: east side between 29th and 40th streets, and west side from 40th to 44th streets
- No pedestrian or vehicle access through Globeville Landing Park construction zone near Coliseum parking lot
- For bicyclists, alternate routes are recommended.
- For your safety, please cross the street at signalized intersections.
New traffic impacts:
April 26, Brighton Boulevard will be reduced to northbound traffic only between 29th and 31st streets for approximately two weeks. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Arkins Court. 29th and 31st streets will remain open. See detour map (PDF)
36th Street will be closed east of Brighton (to Wynkoop) for private development until 4/25
Wynkoop Street will be closed from 36th to 38th streets for private development beginning as soon as 4/23-25
Ongoing traffic impacts:
Drive with caution, as traffic patterns have changed. Narrow travel lanes are in place. Contractors and oversized commercial vehicles: please drive with caution.
- 31st Street closed west of Brighton to Arkins Court to remove existing pavement, and to install electrical systems and new concrete roadway pavement
- 40th Street is closed from Brighton to Wynkoop Street
- Brighton closed from 44th to eastbound I-70 on/off ramps to continue installing storm sewer pipe, and from 48th to York
- Blake Street closed from 40th Street to Franklin Street; follow detour signage
There is no on-street parking along this stretch of Brighton Boulevard. Obey all posted parking signs. Ticketing and towing enforcement is in place.
Intermittent lane closures and restrictions will continue to be in place throughout the corridor in both directions during working hours. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Business access will be maintained on both sides of Brighton Boulevard.
The Walnut Street Corridor Improvement project is headed by Denver Public Works and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) and is one of several City projects underway that are building a better, greener, and more connected North Denver. Initial improvements will be installed in Summer of 2017. Following these enhancements, the city will begin a study of the entire roadway to determine long-term needs along this changing corridor.
Phase 2 — Beginning Fall 2017
The city will launch a full study of traffic conditions to determine the complete needs for Walnut Street along this stretch, including a possible two-way conversion. We will consider residential and commercial demand on the roadway as well as future development.
Open House #2 Wednesday, February 28
Open House Wednesday, November 29
Phase 1 — Winter 2016 to Summer 2017
Install “curb stops” to define parking and walking spaces from Broadway to 36th Street. These dividers are similar to the concrete blocks cars park against in parking lots. They are typically rectangular in shape and made of hard plastic or other material.
Final Plan Set - Walnut Street, Broadway to Downing Street (PDF)
January 2017 - 60% plans (PDF)
For more information on the Walnut Street Corridor Improvements please contact:
Michael Koslow, P.E.
City and County of Denver