High Line Canal Trail Underpass - Mississippi/Parker

S. PARKER ROAD OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC SHIFTS - WEATHER SCHEDULE UPDATE

Drivers will encounter nightly traffic shifts on S. Parker Rd between S. Rosemary Way and E. Mississippi Ave between 8PM and 7AM from Monday, October 18th through Friday, October 22nd.  Both north and southbound access on S. Parker Rd will be maintained for the duration of the effort, however, the left turn lane accessing Mississippi Rd via southbound S. Parker Rd will be closed during work and detoured to E. Florida Ave.  Message boards will be posted to alert drivers about the lane closures and shifts.

The High Line Canal Trail underpass at S. Parker Road will create a safer, more convenient connection for trail users who currently cross at street level amid heavy vehicle traffic.  Crews will continue to install an underpass beneath S. Parker Road at E. Mississippi Avenue to continuously connect the High Line Canal Trail and allow people walking and riding bikes to have a safer crossing.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.  The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated.

 Work on the High Line Canal project will require Rosemary Way from S. Parker Rd. to E. Mississippi Dr. and E. Mississippi Dr. from Rosemary Way to Quince Way to close to traffic starting August 2021

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, or DOTI, is beginning work on a project that will create a safer, more convenient connection for people who walk and ride bikes on the High Line Canal Trail. Over the next several months, crews will install an underpass beneath Parker Road to continuously connect the High Line Canal Trail and allow people walking and riding bikes to have a safer crossing at Mississippi Avenue. Currently, trail users cross at street level amid heavy vehicle traffic. The underpass is anticipated to be ready for use in Fall 2021.


Project Area Map

Project area for High Line Canal Underpass - Mississippi/Parker project


Trail Detour for People on Bikes and Pedestrians

While work is underway, a section of the High Line Canal Trail that runs adjacent to Parker Road at the East Mississippi Avenue intersection will be closed for the duration of the project. Detour signs will be posted to reroute people on bikes to a new two-way bikeway on Valentia Street from East Mississippi Avenue to approximately Fairmount Drive and pedestrians will be rerouted to the sidewalk along that stretch of Valentia Street as well. The detour will continue along Mississippi Avenue and cross to the south side of Parker Road where both pedestrians and bikes will be directed to the sidewalk southeast along Parker Road to the High Line Pointe Apartments clubhouse. Detour signs will be in place along S. Parker Road for people on foot and on bikes.

While work is underway, a section of the High Line Canal Trail that runs adjacent to Parker Road at the East Mississippi Avenue intersection will be closed for the duration of the project.

Project Timeline

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