2018 Project Archive

See highlights from projects completed by Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (formerly Denver Public Works) in 2018.

For information on projects completed prior to 2016, please contact 
the DOTI Public Information Office.

19th & 20th Avenues Two-Way Conversion

19th Avenue and 20th Avenue were converted to two-way travel on both streets through the North Capitol Hill/Uptown area, between approximately Broadway and Park Avenue West. The emergence of multi-family residences, street-level retail, restaurants, offices, and ongoing development in the area has changed the community, and this project will help reflect this change. 

New bicycle facilities were added on both 19th and 20th Avenues, and Grant and Logan Streets were also be converted to two-way vehicular operation between 18th and 20th Avenues.

The final design for the street conversion was completed in 2016.  Construction began in Summer 2017 and was completed in May 2018.

Brighton Boulevard Corridor

The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project designed and constructed 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. 

The Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment Project is one of six projects under the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), a coordinated effort created by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to strategically align planning among converging projects in Denver’s Globeville, Elyria, Swansea and River North neighborhoods.

Artist rendering of completed Brighton Boulevard Corridor project

Cherry Creek Drive South Corridor - Phase III

This project rebuilt the third and final half-mile segment of Cherry Creek South Drive, completing the vision for the corridor that began in 2000.

The new stretch includes new concrete pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalks, with medians, street amenities and intersection enhancements to improve public safety and provide an enhanced experience for all modes of travel. The on-street parking lane uses permeable pavements to control stormwater and runoff.

The project improved public safety and provide an enhanced experience for all modes of travel with improved access to the Cherry Creek Trail. The project area extended from 600 feet west of Steele Street to previously completed sections west of Garfield Street and included improvements to two intersections along Cherry Creek South Drive at Alameda Avenue and Steele Street.

esign for the third and final segment of Cherry Creek South Drive was completed in 2016.  Construction began in May 2017 and was substantially completed in November 2017, with landscaping and other work finalized in Spring 2018.

Project Features

  • Reconstruction of an approximately one-half mile section of Cherry Creek South Drive from 600 feet west of Steele Street to 500 feet east of Alameda Avenue, with new on-street parking, concrete pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalk
  • New landscaping and irrigation improvements along the north side adjacent to the bank of Cherry Creek and the south side adjacent to Cherry Creek Tower
  • New raised landscaped medians located west of Cherry Creek Tower
  • Upgraded street lighting and urban design features
  • New concrete sidewalk on both sides, connecting with the newly constructed sections completed during previous project phases.
  • New pedestrian/bike curb ramps
  • Pedestrian safety refuge islands at two new crossings (at the west end of the Cherry Creek Tower parking lot and at Alameda Avenue) and one existing crossing (Steele Street pedestrian bridge)
  • New striping and raised concrete medians for protected left-turn pockets at the existing turn lane onto Steele Street and a new turn lane into Cherry Creek Towers
  • Installation of a new traffic signal at Alameda, including pedestrian crossing features

SH30 Hampden/Havana Pedestrian Safety Connections Improvement Project

This project addressed pedestrian safety along Hampden Avenue and Havana Street from approximately Dayton Street to Dartmouth Avenue. Denver Public Works and CDOT coordinated to add new sidewalk, landscaping and connections to the Cherry Creek Trail within the right of way to improve access near the trail and golf course.

Construction in the area began in Fall 2016 and was substantially completed at the end of 2017. Landscaping and other work were finalized in 2018.

 Project Features

  • A new 8- to 10-foot-wide sidewalk on the western edge of the John F. Kennedy Golf Course and the eastern edge of Hentzell Park. A short stretch of the sidewalk near the golf course maintenance shed will be 20 feet wide to accommodate the golf course maintenance staff.
  • A 12- to 15-foot-wide tree lawn between the sidewalk and the roadway.
  • Enhanced landscaping between Dayton Street and the golf course parking entrance.
  • A new stone masonry wall at the drainage outflow north of Dartmouth Avenue.
  • A sidewalk connection to the Cherry Creek Trail to enhance trail access.

Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Park Hill Storm Phase V Project

The Park Hill Storm Phase V project on Dahlia Street between 48th Avenue and up to Smith Road (before the railroad tracks) was under construction from October 2017 to the end of 2018. This project was a continuation of the Phase IV project completed in 2014, with the goal of reducing localized flooding problems and damage to roadways and private property.

Construction crews installed an 84" storm drainage pipe and a 24" sanitary sewer pipe in Dahlia Street.  The two pipes pass underneath two private railroad crossings, a BNSF railroad and Interstate 70.  The pipes vary in location, but generally were installed between the western side of the street and the center of the street.

The team began outreach to the community in September 2017 to mitigate the impact to businesses.  Construction began in October 2017 and continued through December 2018 as part of the citywide General Storm Drainage Capital Improvement Program.

East Yale Avenue Storm Drain

The project addressed frequent flooding in the University Hills neighborhood in southeast Denver, at the geographic low point in S. Glencoe Street south of E. Yale Avenue. This location was identified as a Significant Flooding Location in the City’s Storm Drainage Master Plan. The project will improve the storm infrastructure to adequately drain the neighborhood’s low lying area. The additional outfall system will help contain flooding and improve public safety during major storms.

Construction was completed in 2018.

Glenbrook Stormwater Detention Basin 

A permanent flood protection stormwater detention facility for the Marston neighborhood in South Denver was completed in the city-owned natural area south of Garrison and Union Park. Denver Public Works and Denver Parks & Recreation coordinated park redesign and community review on this project that concluded in Summer 2018.

The final design for the Glenbrook Detention Basin and associated storm water pipes on Garrison Street was completed in March of 2017. Construction began in October 2017 and concluded in June 2018.

Project Features

  • A stormwater detention and water quality basin, to temporarily hold water for a few hours during heavy storms to help prevent residential flooding
  • Underground storm sewer facilities with water quality vaults
  • Disconnection of stormwater from Bowles Irrigation Ditch
  • New landscape and irrigation facilities
  • New concrete trail system to connect the existing trails to the neighborhood and Garrison and Union Park, with add-on to the loop trail to the west

South Forest Street Outfall

This neighborhood drainage project increased the capacity of the existing storm sewer system in the Virginia Village neighborhood of southeast Denver to reduce flooding and protect the area upstream of Potenza Park. Planning for this general storm project started in 2012, with design completed and approved in 2016. Construction was completed at the end of May 2018.

Denver Public Works improved the South Forest Street Outfall in the Virginia Village neighborhood of southeast Denver to reduce flooding and protect the area upstream of Potenza Park. The neighborhood drainage project, part of the General Storm Capital Improvement Program, increased the capacity of the existing storm sewer system to improve drainage and protect property during a 100-year flood event.

Project Features

  • New storm drain infrastructure at the intersection of E. Nebraska Way and S. Forest Street to direct stormwater runoff into the outfall at Cherry Creek
  • Rebuilding the existing outfall to add capacity and connect to the new storm system
  • Improvements at the south entrance to Potenza Park to reduce runoff and flooding on Mississippi Ave.
  • Additional new storm drain in Missouri Ave from S. Forest St. to Elm St.