Beginning the week of May 4, weather permitting, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will start work to create a safer, more convenient connection for people who walk and ride bikes on the High Line Canal Trail. Currently, the trail leaves pedestrians and people on bikes at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Hampden Avenue, a busy intersection that can be intimidating to cross on foot or on a bike. This project will build two underpasses to reroute the trail under Colorado and Hampden. The new underpasses will provide a safer experience in alignment with Denver’s Vision Zero efforts to provide safer streets for all.
In addition, between the two underpasses, DOTI will also add a new, 10-foot wide multi-use trail along the north side of Hampden that will also give people more space to bike and walk. The City of Cherry Hills Village will install a new footbridge across the canal at the current dead-end of the High Line Canal trail immediately south of Hampden Avenue, and additional trail parallel to Hampden Avenue to connect the footbridge to the underpass.