Northern Section (Iris Avenue to Valmont Road)
In 2008 and 2009, safety improvements were made at the intersections of Iris and Valmont. Additionally, the Diagonal Highway Project (28th - Independence), completed in 2016, provided key connections to the 28th Street corridor.
Middle Section (Valmont Road to Arapahoe Avenue)
Multimodal improvements included a project to improve the center medians between Arapahoe and Walnut (2006), intersection improvements at Pearl Parkway (2007), new sections of multi-use path along 28th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Spruce Street (2014) and a shared bus/bike/right-turn lane and new multi-use path along the east side of 28th Street between Pearl Street and Valmont Road.
South Section (Arapahoe Avenue to Baseline Road)
Construction of the south section between Baseline Road and Arapahoe Avenue was completed in phases. Phases one and two were completed between 2003-2006 and included new bike lanes, transit stops, improved roadway lighting, and construction of a sidewalk on the east side of the 28th Street Frontage Road. Phase three was completed by 2010 and included construction of a multi-use path along the west side of 28th Street between Canyon and Baseline.
Additional Project Work on North 28th Street
Iris to Yarmouth Avenues
A new 10-foot-wide multi-use path along the west side of 28th Street between Iris Avenue and Fourmile Canyon Creek, pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Fourmile Canyon Creek and continuous on-street bike facility on 28th Street between Iris and Yarmouth avenues was completed in 2015. These improvements provide an improved multimodal transportation system with expanded travel options for students and their families, staff, residents, employees and others traveling through the area. Public art at the bridge and southbound bus stop beautify this bicycle and pedestrian improvement. Funding for this section of 28th Street was provided through a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) grant and city Transportation funds.
The 28th Street (Iris to Yarmouth Avenues) Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements was reviewed through the city's Community and Environmental Assessment Process (CEAP). A public hearing was held at the May 13, 2013 Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) meeting and the board recommended approval of the project CEAP and recommended design options. The CEAP document was forwarded to City Council for potential call-up by July 16, 2013. After not being called up, the project proceeded toward final design.
Violet Avenue & US 36 Intersection Re-alignment
To improve safety at the intersection of Violet Avenue and US 36, a popular route for drivers and on-street cyclists with a history of fatal collisions--the intersection was reconstructed so that Violet Avenue meets US-36 at a right angle. This improves sightlines and visibility for both drivers and cyclists. A five foot wide sidewalk on the south side of Violet Avenue from 23rd Street to US-36 and a pedestrian median at US-36 was also installed through this project. In addition to the re-alignment and pedestrian improvements, this project closed the section of Violet Avenue from 26th to 28th streets to simplify and further improve the safety of this intersection.