A grant for $150,000 to engage in an study for the replacement of the Federal and Colfax cloverleaf has officially been awarded to Denver by Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is an exciting development for the Partnership and adjacent communities as the cloverleaf has long been recognized as archaic infrastructure unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as wasting land and open space stymieing economic and community development opportunities.
Written by the City of Denver’s Community Development and Planning office, the Partnership strongly supported the application and applauds both HUD and the city for pursuing this opportunity. The study will examine and recommend a suitable design approach for the intersection and also recommend land use for the surrounding area. Redesigning and implementing a new intersection will effect traffic and pedestrian travel patterns and access to pubic streets as well as private property.
It is hoped the project will begin in 2011 and completes in 2012. This is an important development because the completion of the planning study “opens the door previously shut” to funding for actual project implementation. Stay tuned for further developments!