South Platte River Bike Trail is Now Open to the Public

March 1, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - On Wednesday, March 1, the South Platte River Bike Trail will  open to the public.

A number of improvements have been completed including the construction of a new safety pedestrian rail, new sidewalks and riverbank restoration as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation's I-25 and Santa Fe Drive project. CDOT, The City of Denver, The Greenway Foundation, and Hamon Infrastructure thank everyone for their patience regarding the construction on this trail. 


This $24 million project began in June 2014 and is scheduled to complete in Spring 2017. Phases 1.2 and 1.3 were combined as a bridge replacement project that replaced the structures on I-25 over Santa Fe Drive. This project is now complete.

The current phase focuses primarily on Santa Fe Drive, Alameda Avenue and southbound Kalamath Street and includes the new bridge over the South Platte River that now carries southbound I-25 off-ramp traffic onto southbound Santa Fe Drive. In addition, this project will widen Alameda Avenue at Santa Fe Drive/Kalamath.

This project will improve safety for the traveling public and will help to reduce congestion and improve mobility in this heavily traveled section of the metro area.


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 303-901-9020, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates For information on travel conditions visit, sign up forGovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page