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.
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Brighton Blvd Travel Update:
Week of October 14:
Third party utility work, southbound Brighton under I-70
Continue SSP finishes from 29th to 40th streets
40th to 44th streets: continue placing concrete cycle track and hardscapes, west side
Upcoming Traffic impacts:
York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 will permanently close overnight 10/14. Access westbound I-70 from Steele/Vasquez.
46th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard will become one lane in each direction on the north side westbound lanes later in October.
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Ongoing Traffic impacts:
Daily intermittent single lane impacts on Brighton Boulevard northbound and southbound.
40th Street closed from Brighton to Wynkoop Street
47th Ave to Race Court — National Western Center
See the detour map (PDF)
- Intersection of 47th Avenue and Brighton closed.
- Brighton closed to thru traffic from 47th Avenue to York Street, local access only.
- Thru traffic and commercial truck traffic detoured at Baldwin Court, 48th Avenue and York Street; motorists not using detour will be rerouted
- Daily full closure of Race Court from Brighton to Franklin, 7 am to 5 pm, local access maintained
No pedestrian or vehicle access through Globeville Landing Park construction zone near Coliseum parking lot.
For bicyclists, alternate routes are recommended between 47th Avenue and Race Court; use 48th or 49th avenues, or High or York streets.
Bike path at Globeville Landing Outfall Park remains open. Use caution on trail; trucks crossing trail intermittently for a couple of months near Arkins Court. Please follow path signage.
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 #3 Wednesday, May 23
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