DENVER, CO — Denver Public Works announced the start of a new 2018 summer of street construction and paving that will last until September. A total of 85 blocks will see two passes of construction work: once to remove the old asphalt and again to pave.
Paving crews will begin in Denver’s central business district, causing traffic headaches, but also replacing cracked asphalt that has not been refreshed since 2003.
The first process, known as milling, takes one day day to complete. Later, weather permitting, another crew will arrive to pave, or overlay, the street. This process will also take one day to complete, Denver Public Works said.
When crews are milling and paving, access to the street will be limited for both vehicles and bikes. People on bikes should be prepared to ride in a shared lane condition when milling or paving work impacts on- street bike lanes. The block will fully re-open to traffic when the crew is done for the day.
Weekly paving updates are posted online at denvergov.org/denverpaving.
This year, the blocks that will be resurfaced downtown are in the boundaries of Colfax Avenue, Broadway, Speer Boulevard and Wynkoop Street (see map). Milling and paving will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The first stretches for this year’s street paving program are:
Champa Street from 21st Street to Northbound Speer Boulevard17th Street from Larimer to Curtis Streets
2018 Denver Public Works planned street paving Weekly paving updates are posted online at
Image via Denver Public Works