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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 — 06/20/17

  • Architectural concrete at building entryways and surface restoration continues throughout the project this week. Work is being coordinated with the Rockies schedule and traffic disruptions will be minimal.
  • Also, there are two contractors working in the area that are not connected with this project. An Xcel Energy crew is working on under-grounding utilities in 33rd Street between Walnut and Blake, and a fiber optics contractor is scheduled to work in Blake, between 32nd and 34th.
  • Thank you for continuing to support the neighborhood businesses in and around the construction zone. 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 — 06/20/17

  • This week crews will be working on the interior walls of the outfall, including several different styles of terraces. The “water basin” terraces help to collect and distribute water throughout the outfall. “Grasscrete” terraces include various forms of riparian vegetation and collect storm water to help improve water quality throughout the outfall. Standard concrete terraces help dissipate energy and spread flows throughout the outfall before draining into the South Platte River.
  • 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 June 18:

  • Beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, underground work for water and utilities at the Brighton/38th Street intersection will require a full closure of 38th from from Delgany to Wynkoop streets and Brighton from 35th to 39th streets. Work is weather dependent and subject to change. The closure will continue through the morning of June 26. See Detour Information. Additional closures around the 38th Street and Brighton Boulevard intersection are currently scheduled for July.

  • Northbound Brighton is closed from 38th to 44th streets. See detour information
  • Brighton remains open for southbound traffic from 44th to 38th streets.
  • Coliseum access: Use I-70 to Brighton Blvd exit. McFarland Drive is closed to through traffic from Arkins to 44th St.

  • Excavation and irrigation work for storm sewer planters between 31st and 33rd streets will begin this week. Crews will also continue concrete removals and asphalt millings on the east side of Brighton from 31st to 36th streets. These operations will require large machinery that may create ground vibrations. Concrete removals at the 31st Street intersection (east of Brighton) are ongoing, with flaggers directing traffic.
  • Potholing for utility locations at the 38th/Brighton intersection will continue for about one week. Crews will also continue utility relocations and cutovers from 40th to 44th streets. There will be new drainage installation and water line replacements from 36th to 44th streets; residents and tenants will be notified in advance if service will be affected.
  • 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.
  • Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 28 from 6:30 - 9 a.m. Stop by our booth for information on how Brighton Corridor Redevelopment will make Brighton Boulevard more bicyclist-friendly!
  • Vehicle traffic on Brighton is reduced to one lane in each direction between 29th and 38th streets. Narrow travel lanes are in place. Contractors and oversized commercial vehicles: please drive with caution.
  • 36th Street is closed from Brighton to Delgany; See detour information (PDF)
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions during off-peak hours at the Brighton/38th Street intersection for utility work. Southbound traffic on Brighton may occasionally detour to 39th Street.
  • McFarland Drive is closed to through traffic from Arkins Court to 44th Street. Coliseum access will be maintained from Brighton and 44th intersection; use I-70 to Brighton Blvd exit.
  • 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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