Construction & Detours

Updated February 2018

Notice of temporary Greenway closure and a good story about cooperation: Monday, February 19, our Sand Creek Greenway will be closed at the Central Park Blvd bridge going over the trail from 8 pm to 5 am, in order to start construction on a new bridge. Representatives from Denver Parks and RecreationMortensen Construction, Inc. Kraemer North America and our Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership met yesterday to form a plan to accommodate construction schedule needs, but limit impact to trail users and to the riparian areas near the bridge. The end result to trail users: the trail will be closed for (very) limited number of nights starting at 8 pm over a several month period, and these nights will be posted on trail signs and on social media. (so stay tuned) This will avoid lengthy and unattractive trail detours during that time. In addition, there may be very short delays of less than 10 minutes during very limited periods. This will protect trail users, while keeping the Greenway open as much as possible. 



We thank our friends and partners at Denver Parks and Recreation, and new friends at Mortenson Construction and Kraemer North America for their cooperation on this important matter. We know our Greenway is a place for recreation, but it is also a way many of you get to work each day. Knowing ahead of time is critical for you. By working together, we can get this new bridge built and keep our Greenway open! Thanks to all for this great cooperative effort!

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Drainage/Diversion Structure Work

Map of affected area, please note: our trail is misnamed as “Colorado Front Range Trail” in this image.




Starting 4/9 for about a month in Denver, there will be trucks near the trail–but not blocking the trail–south of I-70 and east of Quebec. Work will begin on two “diversion structures,” commonly known as manholes or drainage structures. Insituform will be performing work on the drainage structures in the area.

FasTracks Light Rail Updates

RTD has COMPLETED several new FastTrack lines and the trails are now OPEN!

AURORA: The trails north of Fitzsimons Parkway are open.  The new Aurora R Line is running and all the trails in Sand Creek Park that were previously closed due to this construction are OPEN!

COMMERCE CITY: The N Line to Thornton is under construction.  Detours will be in place approximately .5 miles west of 64th Ave and Colorado Blvd (east of the Sand Creek confluence with the South Platte River along the O’Brian Canal) in Commerce City. Please follow all posted signs and speed limits.  Thank you!

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DENVER:  The A Line to Denver International Airport is OPEN!  The paved trail under the A Line and two Union Pacific railroad bridges is OPEN! Enjoy the ride!

Peoria St to MLK Boulevard Construction

The Greenway will be CLOSED between Peoria St and Martin Luther King Boulevard during the MLK expansion project starting summer of 2017.

Stay tuned for detour maps and more information.

Bluff Lake Nature Center/Uplands Prairie East Park Connector Construction

A portion of the connector trail between Bluff Lake Nature Center and the new Uplands Prairie East Park will be CLOSED for construction starting in the summer of 2017. A DETOUR to the Greenway will be in place during construction.

Arsenal Connector Trail Detour

Construction is underway in the Beeler Park neighborhood east of Dicks Sporting Good Park. A DETOUR to the Arsenal Connector Trail will be in place during construction.

The detour runs through the Dicks Sporting Goods complex.

Click here to view a map of the detour.

RTD N Line Construction

.5 miles west of 64th Ave and Colorado Blvd Detour

The RTD N line is under construction in Commerce Vity. A DETOUR to the Greenway will be in place .5 miles west of the intersection of 64th Ave and Colorado Blvd.

Click here to view a map of the detour.



Trail users are our eyes and ears on the Greenway. Please call us at (303) 468-3263 or send an email to if you have any issues, problems, or solutions. We love to hearing from you!


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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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