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: denvergov.org/33rdstreetoutfall
33rd Street Outfall Weekly Update / Phase 2 — 10/17/17
- Inlet work is currently taking place on 33rd between Blake and Walnut, and should be wrapping up at the end of the week. Pipe work to tie the inlets into the new storm sewer at this location begins next week.
- Impacts for this week: 33rd is closed between Blake and Walnut during this work. A northbound lane on Blake at 33rd is closed intermittently as well.
- As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns: David Shaw, Project Manager 720-271-8125
33rd Street Outfall / Phase 3 — 10/17/17
- Crews are working their way towards Curtis on 33rd and are currently at the Lawrence intersection. Inlet work is also underway at Walnut and 33rd. Some street reconstruction is already underway, with road base going down. Asphalt is expected to be in place — from Walnut to the alley between Larimer and Lawrence — by the end of the month.
- Please watch for heavy truck traffic in the neighborhood. As we move into the residential area, we'd also like to caution parents to keep children from entering from the construction zone.
- Impacts for this week: 33rd is closed from Walnut through Lawrence. 33rd is now restricted to local traffic only from Lawrence to Arapahoe. Larimer—from 32nd to 34th—is open to local traffic only, but the actual intersection at 33rd is closed completely. Lawrence is also closed from 32nd to 34th—open to local traffic only—and that intersection with 33rd is also closed completely. Walnut is still down to two lanes from 32nd to 34th.
- Denver Public Works produced a short informational video that should answer a lot of questions about the scope and timeframe of Phase 3. Watch Here.
- 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 — 10/17/17
- The regional trail is now open and available to users. A few minor items on the project are still being wrapped up, so we do ask that pedestrians using the trail be cognizant of any work being performed on site.
- If you have question or concerns about the outfall structure, please contact: Ryan Taylor, Project Engineer, Muller Engineering Inc. 303-988-4939
Remember that comprehensive project information is always available online at: denvergov.org/33rdstreetoutfall
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.
Week of October 15:
- Concrete roadway and curb and gutter installation, east side of Brighton, 38th-40th streets, as soon as 10/19
- New concrete sidewalk installation, west side of Brighton Boulevard, 31st-35th streets, as soon as 10/25
- Concrete roadway installation, east side of Brighton, 33rd-38th streets, as soon as 10/30
- Sidewalk prep excavation, lighting foundation construction and irrigation work for storm water planters between 31st and 38th streets, with flaggers directing traffic.
- Drainage installation on the east side of Brighton Boulevard from 29th to 40th streets
- Miscellaneous removals on the east side of Brighton from 29th to 33rd street
- Utlity relocations and cutovers from 40th to 44th streets.
- Overnight construction activities from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. between 40th and 44th streets will continue for several months
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.
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.
- 35th Street is closed east of Brighton (to the alley before Wynkoop) for a few weeks
- 43rd Street will be closed for approximately three weeks
- 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.
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 2–10pm.
Walnut Street Corridor Improvements
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.
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)
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