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.
Current Brighton Blvd Closures:
- Brighton Blvd is closed in both directions from 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)
- Beginning as soon as February 26, Brighton Blvd will be closed in both directions from 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 February 19:
Pave new concrete center median on Brighton from 31st to 35th streets, as soon as 2/21; left turns will be restricted during paving, with right-in, right-out only to and from properties along this stretch
Concrete and asphalt pavement removales, wast side of Brighton, 29th-31st streets, as soon as 2/23
Underground electrical and irrigation work for signals and storm planters, 31st-38th streets, with flaggers directing traffic intermittently
Overnight construction activities from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. between 40th and 44th streets will continue for several months
- 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.
Upcoming traffic impacts:
Watch for new lane configurations:
- Northbound Brighton traffic between 29th and 40th streets shiting to east side of street as soon as 2/19
- Southbound Brighton traffic between 29th and 31st streets will shift to east side of street as soon as 2/23
31st/Brighton intersection: NO LEFT TURNS as soon as 2/20 through 2/23 to pour new concrete median. Right turns only from 31st to Brighton and from Brighton to 31st.
Right turns only (right-in, right-out) to and from properties between 29th and 36th streets, as soon as 2/20, form median construction and completion of concrete pavement
Ongoing traffic impacts:
Vehicle traffic on Brighton is reduced to one lane in each direction in the construction zone. Narrow travel lanes are in place. Contractors and oversized commercial vehicles: please drive with caution.
- 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
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 Free RiNo Art District shuttle runs on the First Friday of the month from 5pm–12am and Saturdays from 4pm–12am.
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