CDOT, City and County of Denver to host office hours on Hampden Avenue improvements project

June 18, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

Denver and Arapahoe County — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with the City and County of Denver, will be hosting open office hours about improvements along Hampden Avenue on Thursday, June 20 from 4-7 pm at Christ Community Church (8085 E. Hampden Ave). Anyone with questions or wanting to learn more about this project is welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to speak with the project team


Work began this month on US Highway 285 (Hampden Avenue) and State Highway 30 (South Havana Street) as part of CDOT’s Whole System - Whole Safety initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public. Work is expected to be completed by mid-November 2019.

Construction includes the following repairs:

  • The entire roadway will be resurfaced
  • More than 100 curb ramps will be reconstructed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standard
  • A raised median will be built between South Monaco Parkway and South Tamarac Drive
  • An additional raised median will be built at the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and South Verbena Street
  • Improvements to pedestrian push buttons, pedestrian signals, traffic signal faces and traffic detection cameras will occur at the following intersections: Dahlia Street/Happy Canyon Road, Holly Street, northbound and southbound I-25 ramps, Locust Street, South Monaco Parkway, South Oneida Way, South Poplar Street, South Tamarac Drive, South Yosemite Street, South Akron Street, South Dayton Street, South Florence Street, South Galena Street and East Dartmouth Avenue
  • Manholes will be adjusted, projected and cleaned

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Project Limits of Construction Work Zone



The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.