Colfax Resurfacing and Pedestrian Improvements project to begin in April

April 3, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Project spans from Colorado Boulevard to Speer Boulevard

DENVER– Beginning in early April, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Brannan Sand & Gravel Company, will begin the Colfax Resurfacing and Pedestrian Improvements project on Colfax Avenue from Speer Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard. Signs for this project will be erected the week of April 3, 2017.

This $5 million project will consist of milling existing pavement and resurfacing with an asphalt overlay on 3.5 miles of Colfax Avenue, and reconstruction of 96 curb ramps.

“Colfax Avenue is a major road people use to get into the heart of Denver,” said Paul Jesaitis, Region 1 Transportation Director. “That’s why this project is important to us to improve the safety of both motorists and pedestrians. We recognize that there are a lot of businesses and residences along this stretch and it is our goal to minimize impact of the traveling public and ensure that they have access to where they need to go at all times.”

The project will continue through the summer with anticipated completion in fall 2017.


Motorists should expect lane and sidewalk closures, and lane shifts.

The project will be done in phases in order to minimize traffic impacts. Normal working hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Monday through Friday for sidewalks and curb ramps from April through June. After the sidewalk and concrete work is complete, resurfacing will begin in June and continue through September. The working hours in this phase will be from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.Sunday through Thursday. All work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change.

Travel impacts for the week of Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7:

  • Colorado Boulevard to York Street: Sidewalk closures are likely throughout the week for work on manholes and valve boxes. Lane closures on Colfax will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 1-844-281-4473, Option 1, email the team at[email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at