A Request for Qualifications has been issued for engineering design services for a long-anticipated pedestrian and transit improvement project in Denver.
The project, which belongs to both the city and county of Denver, is centered on the reimagining of historic West Colfax Avenue.
That avenue, for decades one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city, has long been regarded as a hazard zone for pedestrian traffic and underused when it comes to transit transportation.
The project, to be funded by Elevate Denver general obligation bonds passed by local voters in 2017, seeks to both expand and improve West Colfax.
The Request for Qualifications tasks an engineering consultant with evaluating and prioritizing the avenue’s planned improvements, while also working in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation’s environmental review process.
As planned, the project is expected to include the building of new medians, bus by-pass lanes, and new signals, among other features.
The RFQ has a submission deadline of October 9.
By Garry Boulard
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