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September 16, 2014

Denver Public Works announces plan for early completion of the University/Josephine improvement project. Full Closure of the 1st Ave. and University Blvd. Intersection Scheduled

Denver Public Works today announced that it will conduct a full closure of the 1st Avenue and University Boulevard intersection to complete its storm sewer and street reconstruction project three (3) weeks ahead of schedule, reduce prolonged impacts to commuters, and support an early start to the holiday shopping season. The new project completion date is November 1.

A critical component to completing the project is the paving of the intersection of 1st and University. To accelerate this work, the contractor will fully close the 1st and University intersection Saturday night, September 20, and reopen Tuesday morning, September 23. A full closure of the intersection will allow the work to be completed more quickly in one single phase instead of in multiple phases as originally planned.

1st and University Intersection Closure Information (weather permitting)

Saturday, Sept. 20 –lane closures begin at 7:00pm; intersection closed by 10:00pm

Tuesday, Sept. 23 – intersection opens at 7:00am

Business Access Maintained

Access to residences, businesses, and the mall will be maintained throughout the intersection closure. There is no impact to Friday night’s “Celebrate Fashion” event in Cherry Creek North. www.cherrycreeknorth.com.

What drivers can expect:

  • Local access with signage directing visitors to Cherry Creek Shopping Center; Cherry Creek North shopping, dining and service businesses; and other adjacent commercial areas
  • Signage to help facilitate circulation and guide vehicles to alternate routes
  • Heavier traffic on alternate routes adjacent to the closure area

Commuters please plan ahead!

Commuters accustomed to traveling through the 1st Ave. and University Blvd. intersection will be required to find alternate routes and should plan ahead, especially for their Monday morning and Monday evening commutes!

Latest Detour Map – You may also follow the project progress on Twitter at @DenPublicWorks for updates during the closure period. Closure Press Release.

All businesses will remain open and accessible. Details and duration of the construction plans, schedules and closures are subject to change and delays should be expected during construction. **

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure improvements for our City.**Work schedules and plans are subject to change based on conditions encountered and are weather dependent.

Quick Construction Look Ahead

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UNIVERSITY AND JOSEPHINE INTERSECTION:Full Intersection Closure: 10:00 PM Saturday September 20th-7:00 AM Tuesday September 23rd. Full Intersection Closure. 1st Avenue Closure.
2ND AVENUE2nd Avenue: The south half of 2nd Avenue between University Blvd. and Josephine is scheduled for concrete paving on Tuesday, September 16th. One lane will remain open in each direction on the new pavement on the north half of the street.
UNIVERSITY BOULEVARDSouth bound University-1st Avenue to Cherry Creek N Drive: Two lanes on the west half of University are scheduled to be paved in concrete on Wednesday, September 17th. South bound traffic will continue running head to head with north bound traffic on the new pavement on the east side of the street.

*** Work plans and dates are subject to change due to conditions encountered and are weather dependent.

Top 5 Questions & Answers

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1. Who is funding and completing the improvements? The project is being funded and constructed by the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Works through funds approved by voters as part of the Better Denver Bond program and by Wastewater Management’s Capital Improvement Program.

2. What is the schedule? The first phase of the project began in early January 2014 and is planned to be completed in late 2014, weather permitting. A request for a noise variance to allow for longer hours was granted.

3. Will streets remain open to traffic? Through traffic will be generally be maintained in all directions; however some street and lane closures, detours and potential delays should be expected during construction. South of 2nd Avenue the work plan is to maintain two through lanes in both directions when possible however as the right of way narrows north of 2nd Avenue, one lane in each direction will be maintained during the street reconstruction. An occasional full street closure may be required to construct the improvements.

4. How do I find out more information? Please see the Contact information provided on this page to sign-up for updates or ask specific questions.

5. Will businesses be accessible? Yes. All businesses will be open and accessible and access will be preserved to all off-street parking facilities at all times although alternative access points or routes may be required temporarily to facilitate the improvements.

All major events are going on as planned including the Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.

Project Update Briefs

September 16, 2014

Denver Public Works announces plan for early completion of the University/Josephine improvement project. Full Closure of the 1st Ave. and University Blvd. Intersection Scheduled

Denver Public Works today announced that it will conduct a full closure of the 1st Avenue and University Boulevard intersection to complete its storm sewer and street reconstruction project three (3) weeks ahead of schedule, reduce prolonged impacts to commuters, and support an early start to the holiday shopping season. The new project completion date is November 1.

A critical component to completing the project is the paving of the intersection of 1st and University. To accelerate this work, the contractor will fully close the 1st and University intersection Saturday night, September 20, and reopen Tuesday morning, September 23. A full closure of the intersection will allow the work to be completed more quickly in one single phase instead of in multiple phases as originally planned.

1st and University Intersection Closure Information (weather permitting)

Saturday, Sept. 20 –lane closures begin at 7:00pm; intersection closed by 10:00pm

Tuesday, Sept. 23 – intersection opens at 7:00am

Business Access Maintained

Access to residences, businesses, and the mall will be maintained throughout the intersection closure. There is no impact to Friday night’s “Celebrate Fashion” event in Cherry Creek North. www.cherrycreeknorth.com.

What drivers can expect:

  • Local access with signage directing visitors to Cherry Creek Shopping Center; Cherry Creek North shopping, dining and service businesses; and other adjacent commercial areas
  • Signage to help facilitate circulation and guide vehicles to alternate routes
  • Heavier traffic on alternate routes adjacent to the closure area

Commuters please plan ahead!

Commuters accustomed to traveling through the 1st Ave. and University Blvd. intersection will be required to find alternate routes and should plan ahead, especially for their Monday morning and Monday evening commutes!

Latest Detour Map – You may also follow the project progress on Twitter at @DenPublicWorks for updates during the closure period. Closure Press Release.

All businesses will remain open and accessible. Details and duration of the construction plans, schedules and closures are subject to change and delays should be expected during construction. **

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure improvements for our City.**Work schedules and plans are subject to change based on conditions encountered and are weather dependent.

Quick Construction Look Ahead

UNIVERSITY AND JOSEPHINE INTERSECTION:Full Intersection Closure: 10:00 PM Saturday September 20th-7:00 AM Tuesday September 23rd. Full Intersection Closure. 1st Avenue Closure.
2ND AVENUE2nd Avenue: The south half of 2nd Avenue between University Blvd. and Josephine is scheduled for concrete paving on Tuesday, September 16th. One lane will remain open in each direction on the new pavement on the north half of the street.
UNIVERSITY BOULEVARDSouth bound University-1st Avenue to Cherry Creek N Drive: Two lanes on the west half of University are scheduled to be paved in concrete on Wednesday, September 17th. South bound traffic will continue running head to head with north bound traffic on the new pavement on the east side of the street.

*** Work plans and dates are subject to change due to conditions encountered and are weather dependent.

Top 5 Questions & Answers

1. Who is funding and completing the improvements? The project is being funded and constructed by the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Works through funds approved by voters as part of the Better Denver Bond program and by Wastewater Management’s Capital Improvement Program.

2. What is the schedule? The first phase of the project began in early January 2014 and is planned to be completed in late 2014, weather permitting. A request for a noise variance to allow for longer hours was granted.

3. Will streets remain open to traffic? Through traffic will be generally be maintained in all directions; however some street and lane closures, detours and potential delays should be expected during construction. South of 2nd Avenue the work plan is to maintain two through lanes in both directions when possible however as the right of way narrows north of 2nd Avenue, one lane in each direction will be maintained during the street reconstruction. An occasional full street closure may be required to construct the improvements.

4. How do I find out more information? Please see the Contact information provided on this page to sign-up for updates or ask specific questions.

5. Will businesses be accessible? Yes. All businesses will be open and accessible and access will be preserved to all off-street parking facilities at all times although alternative access points or routes may be required temporarily to facilitate the improvements.

All major events are going on as planned including the Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.

Why is the project needed?

The Cherry Creek Improvements project includes storm sewer improvements on University Boulevard from Cherry Creek North Drive to East 2nd Avenue and Josephine Street and street reconstruction of University Boulevard from Cherry Creek Drive North to East 6th Avenue. The storm drainage improvements are needed to help reduce the frequency of flooding in the area. Construction for the initial phase of the project (2014) will install the new drainage pipe from the outfall to 2nd and Josephine as pictured.

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What is the schedule?

January 2014: Storm drainage improvements began near Cherry Creek North Drive with storm water pipe installation traveling north in the easternmost lane of northbound University Boulevard towards 1st Avenue.

Spring 2014: University Boulevard street reconstruction began.

Late 2014: Planned completion for initial phase storm drainage and street improvements.

*The schedule is weather dependent

Want to Contact Us?

If you have specific questions or want to be added to our list of email contacts to receive periodic updates please call or email us using “Cherry Creek Improvements” in the subject line.

Public Information Contact
Richard (Dick) Marshall

rkmarshall4488@gmail.com
303-324-6961

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