Following nearly two years of design and a robust public outreach process, final plans for the South Broadway protected bikeway will be shared with the community, virtually, on Wednesday, February 24 (see details below).
The two-way parking-protected bikeway will improve access and safety for people on bikes to/from the Cherry Creek Trail and Broadway Station.
In addition, the project will also provide other significant transportation and safety improvements for people walking, riding transit and driving on South Broadway from Center to 7th Avenues. Other enhancements include:
- Adding a raised concrete buffer and pedestrian refuge, which carves out a safe place for pedestrians to stop, if needed, before continuing to cross the street.
- Intersection safety, bus stop and accessibility improvements to shorten the crossing distance for people on foot and provide better connectivity to transit.
- New bike signals and rebuilding 13 traffic signals along this stretch with larger, more visible lights (red/yellow/green) as well as adding new pedestrian countdown signals to improve safety for people crossing the street on foot.
- Adding green infrastructure, which will clean stormwater runoff before it flows to the river.
- Incorporating public art and trees to enhance the pedestrian experience along the corridor.
- Final Design: Anticipated to be complete in mid-2021
- Construction Planning/Procurement: Expected to begin in late-2021 (includes 12-18 months of land acquisition and pre-construction planning)
- Construction: Anticipated start in 2022 (includes 12-18 months of phased project installation)
Virtual open house
The project team will present the final bikeway design for South Broadway, and you can also learn more about the construction process and next steps:
- What: Virtual Open House – Broadway / Lincoln / I-25 Transportation Projects
- When: Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Zoom – https://gbsm.zoom.us/j/84831795789 /
Phone: (888) 475-4499 / Conference ID: 848 3179 5789
Si necesita interpretación en español, contacte al 303-825-6100 hasta el 17 de Febrero.
Sign language interpretation services will be provided upon request with a three business-day notice. Contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org
Additional project information
This project is part of the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program and aligns with Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan to provide people with enhanced transportation choices, so they feel more comfortable riding a bike, walking to work or taking transit.
Other transportation improvements are also planned for the north segment of Broadway from the Cherry Creek Trail to Civic Center Station. Currently, that project is in the conceptual design and funding identification stages.
Sign-up for project updates and learn more at: DenverMovesBroadway.com.