South Federal Boulevard Raised Median Safety Project

Traffic Safety News

April 7, 2020 - Metro Denver Area

DENVER — On Monday, April 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation began work to improve a nearly 2.5-mile stretch of South Federal Boulevard from Alameda Avenue to Vassar Avenue. Crews will build a continuous curbed median in the center of Federal Blvd. between Alameda and Vassar avenues, with openings at each intersection. This is known as a raised median. There will be pedestrian crossings at each intersection along with an additional crosswalk access point at Sanderson Gulch Trail. Work will include median installation, signing and striping. This project was contracted to Jalisco International, Inc. for $2.4 million.

This project will improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians along this corridor. The addition of the raised median helps to reduce car crashes, reduce vehicle speeds and decrease the rate and severity of crashes. This project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System. Whole Safety.” initiative, in collaboration with Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public.

South Federal Boulevard Raised Median Safety Project Map


  • Work on this project began Monday, April 6. Work is expected to be completed by late fall 2020.
  • Normal working hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.


  • All motorized vehicles should expect travel impacts throughout the construction project.
  • Motorists should be aware of lane closures.
  • Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
  • Motorists are reminded to adhere to the governor’s stay at home order and avoid all non-essential travel.
  • Detailed information will be disseminated on a weekly basis and updated.

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Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. Gov. Polis issued an emergency, temporary stay-at-home order for all of Colorado, which went into effect Thursday, March 26. With this order, the public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO and avoid all nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.