Construction to convert some parts of Uptown streets into two-ways will begin next week, starting with the south side of 20th Avenue.
And if everything goes according to plan, you should be able to drive in either direction by this winter. Here’s where the changes will happen:
Denver Public Works explains on the project’s website that the changes come now that the area has gained “multi-family residences, street-level retail, restaurants, offices, and ongoing development.”
“As more people choose to live in this area and commute to downtown either by transit, foot, or bicycle, there is an increased need to better integrate multi-modal travel into the corridor,” the agency says.
In the meantime, the new construction will require the closure of Sherman Street at 20th Avenue until Monday, July 24. During the closure, traffic will be detoured onto Grant Street. Next, 19th Avenue construction will start in a few weeks.
Expect construction from Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., though Denver Public Works says some work will occasionally occur on the weekends.
The $2.6 million improvements were approved by city council earlier this summer.