The Quebec Street Bridge over Airlawn Road, just south of I-70, was built in 1961 and rehabilitated in 2012. This bridge has been deemed one of the poorest quality bridges in the City, and the site poses vehicular and pedestrian safety concerns with inadequate sight distance for drivers at nearby intersections and a lack of pedestrian and bicycle connections.
In 2017, Denver voters approved Elevate Bond funding to ensure the safety of this infrastructure was brought up to standard. In early 2022, work began on an improved design for this section of Quebec Street to address safety concerns and the lack of multimodal facilities.
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The Quebec Over Airlawn Project will fill in sidewalk gaps along Quebec Street and provide better trail connections and the 42nd/Sandown Bikeway Project will improve mobility, but there are more gaps to fill. The project team will set up a separate meeting with HOST (Denver’s Department of Housing Stability) to look at these sidewalk connections and potential gaps to see what can be done.
The project team will set up a separate meeting with the hotel to look at this area.
The roadway access to the Courtyard by Marriott from 41st Avenue will remain, but west of the hotel, it will become a pedestrian only path where it goes under Quebec Street.
With this project the City is balancing the needs of the users while redefining this space. By restricting parking on the south side of 42nd/Sandown it will be easier to enforce. Enforcement can also be requested through the City’s 311 system and by reporting it directly to Councilman Herndon’s office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it’s something within the right-of-way itself, it’s the City’s responsibility. If it’s an area adjacent to the curb it’s the private property owner’s responsibility.