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.
Brighton Blvd Travel Update:
Week of June 18:
29th to 31st streets: Pour new concrete cycle track, east side, as soon as 6/25
31st to 33rd streets: Pour new concrete bus pads, west side, as soon as 6/25
33rd to 35th streets: Pour new concrete cycle track, east side, as soon as 6/18
35th to 38th streets: Pour new concrete cycle track, east side, as soon as 6/20
Brighton at 38th Street: Pour new concrete sidewalk and ADA ramps, west side, as soon as 6/20; work requires daily single lane closures on 38th Street
40th to 44th streets: Place new concrete pavement, curb and gutter and sidewalk on east side
Underground electrical and irrigation work, 29th-38th streets, with flaggers directing traffic intermittently. May impact driveways; businesses will be notified.
Upcoming traffic impacts:
- Final striping of roadway pavement as soon as 6/18; watch for flaggers directing traffic — some work happening overnight as soon as June 18–20
- Daily single lane closures on 38th Street for ADA and sidewalk work
- 44th Street closed east of Brighton, from 5 p.m. Friday 6/22 through 5 a.m. Monday 6/25
Ongoing traffic impacts:
Narrow travel lanes are in place. Travel lanes have shifted along Brighton. Contractors and oversized commercial vehicles: please drive with caution.
- 40th Street is closed from Brighton to Wynkoop Street
- Full closure of Brighton Boulevard extends to 47th Avenue as soon as 6/11; local access will be maintained throughout construction via 47th and 48th avenues and York Street, thru traffic and commercial truck traffic detoured at 46th Avenue and York Street. Please obey detour signage and flaggers directing traffic; see detour map (PDF)
- Daily full closure of Race Court from Brighton to Franklin, 7 am to 5 pm, local access maintained
- Daily single lane closures on 47th Ave from Williams to High streets, 7am to 5 pm, local access maintained
There is no on-street parking along this stretch of Brighton Boulevard. Obey all posted parking signs. Ticketing and towing enforcement is in place.
Pedestrian access: east side between 29th and 40th streets, and west side from 31st to 35th streets and 38th to 44th streets.
No pedestrian or vehicle access through Globeville Landing Park construction zone near Coliseum parking lot.
For bicyclists, alternate routes are recommended.
- Bike path at Globeville Landing Outfall Park remains open; please follow path signage.
- Please use Wynkoop Street or Arkins Court if travelling between 29th and 44th streets.
- Please use 48th or 49th avenues, or High or York streets if travelling between 47th Avenue and Race Court.
For your safety, please cross the street at signalized intersections.
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