Cherry Creek South Drive improvements mean delays

DENVER — Denver Public Works is making improvements along the Cherry Creek South Drive corridor from west of South Steele Street through the East Alameda Avenue intersection.

The project is expected to continue through mid-November.

The city said it will enhance safety for all modes of travel with improved access to the Cherry Creek trail, and intersection upgrades at Alameda Avenue and Steele Street.

The work will require traffic on westbound Cherry Creek South Drive between University Boulevard and Alameda Avenue to be detoured onto Alameda.

Crews will maintain a travel lane eastbound along Cherry Creek South Drive while work is done.

Corridor improvements include:

  • Concrete reconstruction of a half-mile section from west of Steele Street to east of Alameda Avenue, with new on-street parking, concrete pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalk
  • Landscaping and irrigation improvements
  • Raised landscaped medians
  • Upgraded street lighting and urban design features
  • Concrete sidewalk on both sides
  • Pedestrian/bike curb ramps
  • Median improvements to calm traffic and provide additional safety for pedestrians crossing Cherry Creek South Drive
  • New striping and raised concrete medians for protected left turns
  • Installation of a new traffic signal at Alameda, including pedestrian crossing features

All work is weather dependent and is subject to change.