Denver to Improve Roadway Surface Along Speer Boulevard

Denver to Improve the Roadway Surface Along Speer Boulevard

Milling/Paving Will Require Lane Closures Starting Next Week

DENVER — With an additional $15 million in funding this year from the Elevate Denver Bond Program, Denver Public Works is improving more of the city’s streets this summer to provide a smoother ride for commuters and help keep people moving safely and efficiently!

On Monday, July 22, a contracted crew will begin milling and paving operations along Speer Boulevard from 29th to Colfax Avenues, which will require lane closures both northbound and southbound over the next two weeks, weather permitting.

Below is the anticipated schedule for lane closures. Work will begin on the inbound stretch:

  • Inbound Speer Boulevard (into downtown): Two lanes will close and two will remain open on weekdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm while milling is underway. Milling is expected to take about three days to complete, weather permitting. Crews will then move to the southbound stretch.
  • Outbound Speer Boulevard (out of downtown): Two lanes will close and two remain open on weekdays from 7:00am to 3:30pm while milling is underway, which is expected to take about three days to complete, weather permitting.

When milling is complete, crews will return to the area to pave starting with the inbound stretch. Each stretch is expected to take about three days to complete, with two lanes remaining open while paving is underway. Work hours will be the same.

Crews will work as quickly as possible to minimize impacts to traffic, residents and businesses. Message boards are in place in advance of the closures, alerting commuters to expect delays. The public’s patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. To view weekly paving updates and plans/maps of the 2019 work program, please visit denvergov.org/denverpaving.

More About Elevate Denver Bond Program

The Elevate Denver Bond Program is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond voters approved in 2017 to enhance the City and County of Denver by providing critical citywide improvements to the infrastructure that defines Denver – our roads and sidewalks, parks and playgrounds, libraries and museums. Through more than 500 projects, Elevate Denver ensures our city works for everyone – from theater patrons to hospital patients, first responders to bicycle commuters. For more information, please visit denvergov.org/elevatedenver.

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