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October 22nd, 2014

Milestones Accomplished

The 1st and University intersection closure to accelerate the paving operation was successful and the University Boulevard and 1st Avenue intersection was re-opened on schedule. The new project completion date is November 1.

All storm drainage work and street paving work is now substantially complete. Remaining work includes the bridge on north bound University over Cherry Creek and the median island in University south of 1st. Both will be completed by November 1.

Business Access Maintained

Access to residences, businesses, and the mall will be maintained throughout the completion of the project however lane closures, detours and alternative routes may be required to facilitate construction activities.

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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Work Scheduled: October 22nd-November 1st
  • Work continues on the new ADA ramps and sidewalk repairs at 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue near University and Josephine. Some curb and gutter and drain inlet work remains at various locations. Traffic impacts associated with this work may require a short term lane shift or closure immediately adjacent to the work.
  • The remaining north bound University bridge work including concrete pavement, railings, painting and other detailed work on the north bound University bridge will be completed over the next two weeks with the bridge fully opened on November 1st.
  • Permanent striping and crosswalk delineations on the new pavement has begun and will be completed over the next few nights.
  • To enhance the landscaping, the median in University south of 1st Avenue will be receiving a low concrete planter wall. This work has begun and will take place over the next two weeks. Landscaping of the new planters will be deferred until spring of 2015 to be completed during the optimal planting season.
  • Traffic impacts associated with the median work will intermittently reduce the left turn lanes from University onto west bound 1st Avenue down to one lane to facilitate the construction. The contractor will try to avoid lane reductions during rush hour when possible.
  • Sawing and sealing joints in the new pavement may continue to occur at night until the work is completed to avoid daytime traffic impacts. Additional noise and some lane shifts and closures should be expected. If you find the noise to be extraordinary or intolerable, you may contact the noise hotline at 303-730-4563.

*** 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 November 1st. 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 until it closes down for the season.

Project Update Briefs

October 22nd, 2014

Milestones Accomplished

The 1st and University intersection closure to accelerate the paving operation was successful and the University Boulevard and 1st Avenue intersection was re-opened on schedule. The new project completion date is November 1.

All storm drainage work and street paving work is now substantially complete. Remaining work includes the bridge on north bound University over Cherry Creek and the median island in University south of 1st. Both will be completed by November 1.

Business Access Maintained

Access to residences, businesses, and the mall will be maintained throughout the completion of the project however lane closures, detours and alternative routes may be required to facilitate construction activities.

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

Work Scheduled: October 22nd-November 1st
  • Work continues on the new ADA ramps and sidewalk repairs at 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue near University and Josephine. Some curb and gutter and drain inlet work remains at various locations. Traffic impacts associated with this work may require a short term lane shift or closure immediately adjacent to the work.
  • The remaining north bound University bridge work including concrete pavement, railings, painting and other detailed work on the north bound University bridge will be completed over the next two weeks with the bridge fully opened on November 1st.
  • Permanent striping and crosswalk delineations on the new pavement has begun and will be completed over the next few nights.
  • To enhance the landscaping, the median in University south of 1st Avenue will be receiving a low concrete planter wall. This work has begun and will take place over the next two weeks. Landscaping of the new planters will be deferred until spring of 2015 to be completed during the optimal planting season.
  • Traffic impacts associated with the median work will intermittently reduce the left turn lanes from University onto west bound 1st Avenue down to one lane to facilitate the construction. The contractor will try to avoid lane reductions during rush hour when possible.
  • Sawing and sealing joints in the new pavement may continue to occur at night until the work is completed to avoid daytime traffic impacts. Additional noise and some lane shifts and closures should be expected. If you find the noise to be extraordinary or intolerable, you may contact the noise hotline at 303-730-4563.

*** 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 November 1st. 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 until it closes down for the season.

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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