ADVISORY: Upcoming I-25 Closures

****UPDATE****

Denver cancels Monday night closure of I-25

New Date to be Determined for Work on the

Colorado Center Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

 DENVER, CO – Denver is cancelling plans to close I-25 between Colorado Boulevard and Evans Avenue tomorrow night, December 22, and will work with CDOT on a new date for installation of the next major structural component of the Colorado Center Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge.

Plans to install the bridge’s 40-foot high arch are being delayed due a contractor request for more time to assemble the arch and review installation plans. In addition, the forecast that is emerging for Monday night, which includes a chance of precipitation and wind, would not be conducive to this bridge work. Continue reading

Pot tax money could help cover central Denver rec center’s higher cost

By Jon Murray

Denver Post

Cost estimates have ballooned by 25 percent for the Central Denver Recreation Center, and city officials want to tap into recreational marijuana tax proceeds to pay for about half the increase.

The $6.6 million jump in the construction budget is mostly the result of escalating costs in the building industry and the city’s fine-tuning of plans for the rec center with public input, Denver Parks and Recreation Executive Director Lauri Dannemiller told a City Council committee Tuesday morning. Continue reading