Notice from Denver Transit Partners of Closure of Havana Street

October 30, 2013

We received the following information from Denver Transit Partners about the upcoming closure of Havana Street.  Access to the SCRG Denver Smith Road Trailhead will be limited for six weeks, starting Nov 13 2013.  Havana Street will be closed between Smith Road and 40th Avenue – so you will not be able to access the trailhead by going south on Havana from I-70.


“Beginning as early as Nov. 13, 2013, a full roadway closure of Havana Street at the railroad crossing, between Smith Road and 37th Avenue, will occur. This work will occur in order for the following activities to occur:

  • Install our commuter rail track through Havana Street
  • Place rail crossing signaling at Havana Street
  • Repave the remainder of Havana Street in concrete between Smith Road and 37th Avenue
  • Redoing the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Havana Street
  • Placing traffic signal lights at Havana Street and Smith Road

The expected duration of the work is 6 weeks, but construction schedules are subject to change, due to inclement weather and other factors.

 As we mentioned when we met with you earlier this year, this will be the second and final time that we have a road closure on Havana Street as part of the construction of the East Rail Line. We are also coordinating our efforts with Union Pacific in order to ensure that they perform their crossing work at the same time, lessening the overall impact to the travelling public and your stakeholders. As part of our construction for this project, there will be no traffic impacts to Smith Road and no traffic impacts on Havana Street between Smith Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Similar to the closure that previously occurred in the area, we will have location-specific signage directing the travelling public to your sites. Currently, I am working with CDOT in order to seek permission to place signage on I-70 once again.

If you would like to meet with our team to discuss the construction and the expected plan for the area, please provide me with your availability to discuss the plan for the area with our team.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 303.297.5284 or “

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