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40th Avenue Reconstruction

As part of the construction of the RTD FasTracks East Rail Line, which will travel from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport, on Nov. 28, 2012, Denver Transit Partners closed 40th Avenue from Blake Street to York Street. This closure will be in place for up to 16 months*.

To date, the following items have been completed on 40th avenue:

40th Avenue Reconstruction

40th Avenue Reconstruction

  • Roadway drainage improvements
    • Drainage box installations
  • New concrete roadway installed with a traffic lane in either direction
  • Construction of concrete plinths in order to place rails on the north side of 40th Avenue
  • Installation of new 9’ sidewalks
  • Curb and gutters added to the road
  • Street lights installed
  • Relocation of utilities, including:
    • Waterlines
    • Waste water lines
    • Gas lines
    • Electrical lines
  • Construction of centralized underground storage for fiber optic lines

Items still to be completed on 40th Avenue include:

40th Avenue Reconstruction

40th Avenue Reconstruction

  • Rail to be installed on plinths
  • Sidewalks
  • Asphalt tie-ins to adjacent roads, Franklin, High, Williams, etc.
  • Fence installation
  • Reconstruction of 40th Avenue/York Street/Josephine intersection including the commuter rail crossing

Closing the area for 16 months causes less overall impact – a partial closure of 40th Avenue during construction would extend the time frame of the construction activities to three years. A complete street closure creates improved safety for pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and construction workers. It also allows construction crews to complete all of the necessary work as soon as possible.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3rd and Thursday, October 4th in 2012, Denver Transit Partners held a public meeting regarding the upcoming reconstruction of 40th Avenue. We would like to thank everyone that attended. For those of you who were not able to attend the meeting and would like more information on the reconstruction of 40th Avenue, click here to view the presentation.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the East Rail Line Public Information Manager, Joshua Solis, at 303-297-5284 or Joshua.Solis@dtpjv.com.

*Please note that construction schedules are subject to change.


Pecos Time-lapse Video…Worth A Thousand Words!

Suspending freight train operations for eight hours is a rare occurrence. But that’s exactly what Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway and Denver Transit Partners (DTP) did in preparation for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTracks Eagle project. The installation of drainage systems under the BNSF track will serve the future Gold Line and Northwest Rail Line Segment tracks. Click on the video below to watch this exciting piece of work unfold!


Commuter Rail Cars Take Test Run

Commuter rail car undergoing testing

Commuter rail car undergoing testing

The commuter rail cars that will carry passengers along East Rail Line, Gold Line, and Northwest Rail Westminster Segment have reached a major milestone in their assembly. On May 28, 2013, the cars moved under their own power for the first time on the test track at the Hyundai Rotem plant in Changwon, Korea. Click here to view the video of the railcar on its test run and to learn more about the commuter rail cars. All 56 of the commuter rail car shells have been fabricated.


40th Avenue Reconstruction

40th Avenue Reconstruction

40th Avenue Reconstruction

As part of the construction of the RTD FasTracks East Rail Line, which will travel from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport, on Nov. 28, 2012, Denver Transit Partners closed 40th Avenue from Blake Street to York Street. This closure will be in place for up to 16 months*.

The closure is taking place in order to relocate the following utilities: communication lines, electric transmission lines, waterlines, storm sewer pipe lines and gas lines in the area. 40th Avenue will be shifted to the south to make room for the East Rail Line tracks that will be located on the north side of the street. In addition to making way for the future East Rail Line, the work will improve 40th Avenue. Denver Transit Partners will repave the entirety of 40th Avenue from Blake Street to York Street in concrete with one lane traveling in each direction, with a center turn lane. The installation of eight-foot sidewalks on the south side of 40th Avenue will increase pedestrian safety. There are currently no sidewalks on 40th Avenue between Blake and York. Additionally, improved drainage in the resurfaced street will help to reduce the “bathtub effect” that is common on 40th Avenue during large storms. The reconstruction of 40th Avenue will also realign the 40th and York intersection, in an effort to improve the traffic flow in the area and make the intersection safer for motorists and pedestrians.

40th Avenue Reconstruction

40th Avenue Reconstruction

Closing the area for 16 months causes less overall impact – a partial closure of 40th Avenue during construction would extend the time frame of the construction activities to three years. A complete street closure creates improved safety for pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and construction workers. It also allows construction crews to complete all of the necessary work as soon as possible.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3rd and Thursday, October 4th, Denver Transit Partners held a public meeting regarding the upcoming reconstruction of 40th Avenue. We would like to thank everyone that attended. For those of you who were not able to attend the meeting and would like more information on the reconstruction of 40th Avenue, click here to view the presentation.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the East Rail Line Public Information Manager, Joshua Solis, at 303-297-5284 or Joshua.Solis@dtpjv.com.

*Please not that construction schedules are subject to change.


For additional information on the Eagle P3 project or other RTD FasTracks rail lines, please visit www.rtd-fastracks.com.

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DTP Places Girders on Peña Boulevard Bridge

DTP crews setting girders on the commuter rail bridge over Peña Boulevard. The work is part of the RTD FasTracks East Rail Line, the commuter rail train from Denver Union Station (DUS) to Denver International Airport

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DTP Places Girders on Sand Creek Freight Bridge

DTP work crews constructing the Broadway Bridge, Sand Creek Freight Bridge, and the Quebec Street Bridge. The work is part of RTD FasTracks East Rail Line, the commuter rail train from Denver Union Station (DUS) to Denver International Airport

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