Broadway and Lincoln peak-only bus lanes to go 24/7

Posted at 6:47 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 21:03:53-04

DENVER – Broadway continues to shrink.

One of the city’s most heavily-traveled corridors is losing yet another traffic lane.

Beginning next week, Denver Public Works will convert the existing peak-only transit lanes along Broadway and Lincoln to 24-hour transit lanes.

The restriction will condense Broadway even more after last year’s installation of a bike lane left the busy street with one-less path for vehicle traffic.

The new 24-hour transit lanes will run on Broadway from 17th Avenue to Exposition Avenue, and on Lincoln from 6th Avenue to 14th Avenue. The city is also extending the transit lane on Broadway from Colfax north to 17th Avenue.

Vehicles will still be allowed to enter the transit lanes to make right-hand turns to access adjacent streets, parking and driveways.

The city hopes the change will improve transit along the corridor. 

Beginning Sunday, crews will mark the transit lanes with red paint and install new signage. Full-time transit enforcement begins Monday.