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Walnut St from 31st to 33rd will be closed for an independent construction project from August 21st to 27th. 32nd and 33rd from Larimer to Blake will also be closed.

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 / Phase 2 — 08/15/17

  • Congrats to the RiNo District for this past weekend's festival and bike race. It was a huge success! Thank you for everyone’s cooperation with our construction along the event route.
  • As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns: David Shaw, Project Manager 720-271-8125

33rd Street Outfall / Phase 3 — 08/15/17

  • Watch for large heavy equipment being mobilized on site, and new traffic control reconfigurations in the intersection of 33rd and Walnut this week. Also, there is another project which will close Walnut Street from 32rd Street to 33rd Street—from August 20 through August 27—to complete work for a private development.
  • The project info / neighborhood meeting for this phase is August 15, 6-7pm, at Enterprise Coworking, 3000 Lawrence, in the downstairs classroom. We invite you all to come and hear about this next phase and the impacts we expect.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this phase contact: David Shaw, Project Manager 720-271-8125

33rd Street Outfall at the River Weekly Update — 08/15/17

  • We are fast approaching final completion of the project! This week crews are wrapping up the interior walls and terraces as well as the last major wall. Once the walls and terraces are complete, crews will finish up work on the regional trail and the railing. Although the trail will be complete, we ask that pedestrians and bicyclists do not enter the construction site for safety reasons until the railing has been completely installed.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Construction activities will be ongoing during the weekend of August 11-13; Brighton Boulevard and cross streets will remain OPEN for Velorama and Colorado Classic.

Week of August 13:

  • Asphalt paving removals will begin August 15 on the east side of Brighton between 35th and 40th streets; this may require occasional driveway closures for equipment.
  • Crews will continue concrete work for curb and gutter installation at the intersection of 38th Street and Brighton Boulevard, with intermittent lane closures during the week.
  • Excavation and irrigation work will continue for storm sewer planters between 31st and 36th streets. Utility relocations, cutovers, and water line replacements are ongoing from 40th to 44th streets; residents and tenants will be notified in advance if service will be affected.
  • Waterline installation is planned across 35th streets as soon as August 14, which will require additional street closures east of Brighton. Waterline installation across 31st and 36th Streets will occur later in August. Additional waterline work on the east side of Brighton at 31st and 36th streets may shift business access points during the work; any impacts will be communicated before they occur.
  • 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.

Current closures:

Vehicle traffic on Brighton is reduced to one lane in each direction between 29th and 38th streets. Traffic will shift to the west side of Brighton between 29th and 38th streets as soon as August 14. Narrow travel lanes are in place. Contractors and oversized commercial vehicles: please drive with caution.

  • 35th Street will be closed east of Brighton Boulevard as soon as August 14 for several days.
  • 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. No pedestrian or vehicle access through Globeville Landing Park construction zone near Coliseum parking lot.
  • 40th Street is closed from Brighton to Wynkoop Street.
  • Southbound left turn lane on Brighton closed at the 38th Street intersection. Left turns can be made from the through lane.

Upcoming closures:

  • Beginning as soon as August 21; 31st Street east of Brighton closed, reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic
  • Beginning as soon as August 23; 36th Street closed east of Brighton Boulevard (to Wynkoop Street) for a couple of days

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.

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

Project Website

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.

Project Update: August 2017

Construction on the Walnut corridor has been progressing fast, with more than 80% of the concrete wheel stops placed by the end of the first week of August.

  • Construction will stop temporarily on August 8 to allow setup and completion of the Velorama/Colorado Classic, scheduled for August 11-13.
  • Next steps: Finish placing the final concrete wheel stops and painting stripes for parking spaces along the corridor, which is expected to be completed by early September.
  • While work is still in progress, some angled parking areas may not be clearly marked. Striping will be added to the roadway to delineate individual spaces.
  • Please continue to obey all posted parking signs, lane closures and traffic detours.

Final Plan Set - Walnut Street, Broadway to Downing Street (PDF)

The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Project Schedule:

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.

See the current 60% plans (PDF)

Public Outreach:

Phase 2 — Summer 2017 to Summer 2018

Launch a full study of traffic conditions to determine the complete needs for Walnut Street along this stretch, supporting residential and commercial demand on the roadway as well as future development.

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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