The Public Works Department is currently working on the following projects:
Elati Street Closure A & P Construction, the Englewood Police Building Head Quarters (EPD HQ) contractor, will be starting the reconstruction of South Elati Street from West Jefferson Avenue to West Ithaca Avenue. (see letter & map)
To complete this reconstruction project, Elati Street will be temporarily closed to both north and south bound traffic, beginning on November 19, 2018 with a scheduled completion date of December 17, 2018, weather dependent. Upon completion of this reconstruction project and the reopening of Elati Street, it will become a one-way street north bound.
- 2018 Road Reconstruction Project The city will be reconstructing the streets at three locations (see PDF map):
1. Amherst Ave. between Broadway and Acoma
2. Bates Ave. between Broadway and Sherman
3. Sherman St. between Bates and Cornell
This project will include a complete reconstruction of the roadbase, which will improve pavement quality and provide better drainage. Reconstruction of adjacent handicap ramps will occur as well, which will improve pedestrian access and comply with ADA requirements (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Roads will remain closed during work hours (Monday-Friday) to thru traffic and parking, however access for residences/tenants will be maintained. Weekly trash pick-up shall remain as normally scheduled by your provider.
Update November 14, 2018: Reconstruction has been completed. All streets are now open for access and parking.
- Street Maintenance Asphalt overlay for 2018 has been completed. Slurry Seal operations are substantially complete. For detailed information, see the Street Maintenance page.
Concrete Utility Program 2018 contract work has been completed. Staff is currently preparing quantities, specifications, and contract documents for the 2019 season. For further details, see the Concrete Utility page.
Broadway Electrical / Light Fixture Upgrades To prepare for pedestrian light fixture upgrades this summer, improvements have been made to the electrical conduits under the sidewalks in the 3400 block of South Broadway.
Traffic Projects Traffic Engineering continues to monitor the effectiveness of pilot programs constructed on E. Dartmouth Ave. and on W. Oxford Ave. Speed data collected indicates a substantial decrease in vehicle speeds, averaging about 10% (compared with pre-pilot programs speed conditions).
Traffic Signal Energy Savings In 2001, the Traffic Division initiated an ongoing program to convert traffic signals from incandescent lamps to Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) bulbs. To date, 89% of City-maintained signals have been converted. LED traffic signals use 90% less energy than incandescent lamps, last 5 times longer, and provide increased visibility.
CityCenter Site Development Public Works staff continues to work with the CityCenter developer to ensure that necessary infrastructure is in place for current and future tenants.
Dry Gulch Flood Plain and Concept Storm Sewer Plan Recent flood hazard mapping along Dry Gulch completed by the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in cooperation with the City of Englewood has identified properties at risk of flooding during a 100-year storm event. The affected areas are shown in the of the “Flood Hazard Area Delineation, Harvard Gulch and Dry Gulch” report prepared by Matrix Design.
The Englewood City Council will decide if the areas at risk of flooding are to be included in a revision to the official Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain. Once the floodplain is accepted by FEMA, owners with federally backed mortgages will be required to purchase flood insurance and all properties will be subject to the Floodplain Regulations as established by Tile 16, Chapter 4 of the Englewood Municipal Code. If the City Council elects not to have the flood plain accepted by FEMA, the floodplain will be regulated by the City of Englewood under the authority of the State of Colorado.
The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District has also developed a recommended plan that will mitigate this flooding. The recommended plan involves the construction of larger storm sewers and concrete box culverts within the existing streets between the intersection of E. Floyd Ave./S University Blvd., and E. Yale Ave/S. Washington St. The conceptual storm sewer plan is estimated to cost approximately $20M dollars but will eliminate the $45M in estimated property damage from the 100 year storm. All properties will be removed from the floodplain when the construction of the storm sewer system is complete. The conceptual plan is shown in the Harvard Gulch and Dry Gulch Major Drainageway Plan.
Broadway & Mansfield Safe Routes to School
Update #2 October 16, 2018
The construction currently underway at the intersection of South Broadway and Mansfield Avenue is part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. The work primarily consists of constructing bulb-outs in the curb and gutter. This will shorten the time required for a pedestrian to cross the intersection and increases pedestrian visibility to motorists. Related work includes construction of handicap accessible ramps, sidewalks, concrete bus pads, storm sewer modifications, and replacement of the traffic signal.
Work is currently being conducted on the northeast (and final) corner, starting at the bus pad and working south. The bus pad, bulb-outs, sidewalks, ramps, and asphalt patching should be complete by the end of the week, weather permitting.
The new traffic signal poles are in place and some of the new signal heads are being installed. New mast arms will be mounted on the poles late next week, after which the new signal will be activated. Traffic may be stopped briefly as the work proceeds. Delays of approximately 15 minutes are expected during this time. A Uniformed Officer will direct traffic through the intersection during the switch-over to the new signal.
Once the new signal is in place and functional, the old poles and signal controller will be removed, and the remaining concrete work will be completed.
New crosswalk markings will be added next week.
Daily lane closures will be in place for S. Broadway between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Intermittent closures may be expected for Mansfield Ave. for about another week and a half.
Looking ahead, work should be substantially complete by Friday, October 26th and the new crosswalks will be fully functional.
This work is being done by Technology Constructors, Inc. of Arvada, Colorado and is expected to be completed by the end of October. Please call Public Works at 303-762-2500 with any questions that you may have.
You can get more information on the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program from:
Update #3 November 16, 2018
The crosswalks are open to pedestrian traffic, and the traffic signal is fully functional. Xcel Energy will be making a new connection for the traffic light power supply. Thank you for your patience throughout the duration of this project!
US 85 (Santa Fe Drive) Widening
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has started a project to provide an additional travel lane on south bound S. Santa Fe Drive, between W. Yale Ave. and US 285 (Hampden Ave). This work will provide:
- A new southbound travel lane.
- Relocated acceleration/deceleration lanes for US 285, Rob Roy, Dartmouth Ave. and S. Lipan St.
- Reconfiguration of medians at US 285, Rob Roy, Dartmouth Ave. and S. Lipan St.
- Utility construction and modifications to the frontage road on the west side of S. Santa Fe Dr, south of Rob Roy.
- A new traffic signal at the intersection of S. Santa Fe Dr. and W. Dartmouth Ave.
The project is scheduled to be under construction from August 2018 through November 2018.
CDOT will require that some of the work be conducted at night to lessen impact on traffic. Concerned citizens should contact CDOT at 720-543-9078 or SantaFeHampdenWidening@gmail.com.
This information is also contained on the CDOT Projects webpage.