Notice from DOTI (Denver Transportation & Infrastructure):
This summer, DOTI is building two new underpasses at Colorado Blvd and Hampden Avenue that will allow people walking and riding bikes to have a safer crossing at this wide and busy intersection near the High Line Canal Trail. Currently, people on bikes and on foot cross at street level amid heavy vehicle traffic.
With installation of the Colorado Boulevard underpass complete, crews will now begin work on the underpass beneath Hampden Avenue. The installation will require a full closure of Hampden Avenue at Colorado Boulevard for the next two weekends, which will allow crews to complete the work more quickly and prevent multiple street closures during the week.
Scheduled Full Closures of Hampden Avenue at Colorado Boulevard (weather permitting):
- Friday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. until Monday, August 3 at 5:30 a.m.
- Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. until Monday, August 10 at 5:30 a.m.
The map below shows detours that will be in place while work is underway. Message boards will also be posted in advance of the closure to alert people about the work and encourage them to use alternative routes. Trail users on Colorado Boulevard will be rerouted around the east side of Magna Carta Park between Girard and Hampden Avenues.
In addition to the new underpasses, DOTI is adding a new,10-foot wide multi-use trail along the north side of Hampden that will provide more space to bike and walk. The underpasses and multi-use trail are anticipated to be ready for use by Spring 2021.
For more information on the High Line Canal Trail Underpasses, please visit denvergov.org/doti and click on “projects”.