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33rd Street Outfall

City and County of Denver Storm Sewer Improvement Project
Estimated Project Duration: Winter 2016–Spring 2018
Improvements begin in the Union Pacific Railroad yard at 33rd St proceeding east crossing the railroad to Blake St via 33rd and then proceeding south in Blake St to 31st. More Information: Download Public Notification of Construction PDF; Detailed project information is always available online at:

33rd Street Outfall Weekly Update — 04/25/17

  • Crews are currently working on the final storm sewer tie in at 32nd and Blake Streets. Upon completion, they will move to 31st to install manholes, raise the water line and construct storm sewer inlets at that intersection, closing 31st temporarily. We anticipate that work will begin at the end of this week.
  • We thank you for your continued support of the neighborhood businesses in and around the construction zone. And we appreciate your patience and cooperation during this construction.
  • As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns: David Shaw, Project Manager 720-271-8125

33rd Street Outfall at the River Weekly Update — 04/25/17

  • Crews continue to work on the outfall structure walls, and the excavation and construction of the box culvert extension. Work on the bridge abutments is underway.
  • The bike path along the river will remain closed—from 28th Street to 38th Street—with noted detours in place, for the duration of the project.
  • If you have question or concerns about the outfall structure, please contact us: Ryan Taylor, Project Engineer, Muller Engineering Inc. 303-988-4939

Remember that comprehensive project information is always available online at:

Brighton Boulevard Corridor

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 is underway on the Brighton corridor between 29th Street and 40th Street. Expect lane closures and changing traffic patterns as well as increased construction traffic. See weekly updates and sign up for email notifications. If you have questions, please contact 3-1-1.

Week of April 23:

  • Northbound Brighton will be closed from 38th to 44th streets beginning Friday, April 14. This closure will be in place until early next year. Detours will be in place for northbound passenger and commercial vehicles. See detour information
  • Brighton will remain open for southbound traffic from 44th to 38th streets.
  • 35th Street will be closed west of Brighton Blvd to Delgany Street starting as soon as Wednesday, April 26. Arkins Court will be open to through traffic. See the detour map.

  • Crews will continue drainage installation on the west side of Brighton from 31st to 44th streets. Water service replacements will continue from 33rd to 36th streets and 39th to 44th streets. Tenants will be notified in advance of any service interruptions.
  • Vehicle traffic on Brighton is reduced to one lane in each direction between 29th and 38th streets.
  • Pedestrian access between 31st and 40th streets is maintained on the east side sidewalk. Between 40th to 44th streets and 29th and 31st streets, pedestrian access is on the west side sidewalk. For bicyclists, alternate routes are recommended. For your safety, please cross the street at signalized intersections.
  • McFarland Drive is closed to through traffic from Arkins Court to 44th Street; local and Coliseum access will be maintained.
  • 40th Street is closed from Brighton to Wynkoop Street.
  • Southbound left turn lanes on Brighton Boulevard closed at the 38th Street intersection. Left turns can be made from the through lane.
  • There is no on-street parking along this stretch of Brighton Boulevard. Obey all posted parking signs.
  • 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.
  • The Free RiNo Art District shuttle runs on the First Friday of the month from 5pm–12am and Saturdays from 2–10pm.
  • Business access will be maintained on both sides of Brighton Boulevard.

Walnut Street Corridor Improvements

Please see the current 60% plans which are a preliminary indication of parking and walk space organizational changes proposed. This is the time where it’s key to contact the City with your specific concerns about the plan and how it would interface with your business or building’s street frontage.

Project summary (Download PDF):

  • This current project is the first phase of improvements to begin to address the unsafe and unpredictable conditions along Walnut Street from Broadway to 36th Street.
  • This project will define space for pedestrians and vehicles.
  • This project will not be building curb, gutter, or sidewalks.
  • This project will define the parking and pedestrian spaces using ‘curb stops’. Curb stops are typically rectangular, hard plastic (or other material) dividers to outline where parking is located and space for pedestrians to walk in.
  • When the City defines space for parking and pedestrians, the City can only work within the property it owns (right-of-way). In some locations parking and pedestrians are using private property along Walnut Street today.
  • Organization of these spaces so they are fully located on City property will likely require that some perpendicular or angled parking be removed or re-organized
  • This interim project will create a more predictable environment for all those traveling along the corridor.
  • The goal is to implement the organization of parking and pedestrian areas with curb stops in 2017.

Second Project Open House April 12, 2017.
For more information on the Walnut Street Corridor Improvements please contact:
Michael Koslow, P.E.
City and County of Denver
720.913.4840 Phone

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