Civic Center Station Rehabilitation Project
Effective July 3, 2016, Civic Center Station has closed for approximately 12 - 18 months for repairs and reconstruction.
About the Project
Civic Center Station serves as one of RTD’s busiest regional bus transit centers with eighteen routes serving an average of 15,000 passengers a day. It provides a turnaround point for the 16th Street Free MallRide and is also the location of the Civic Center Plaza. A part of the downtown landscape for more than three decades, it's time for this important transit hub to get a much-needed facelift.
The new state-of-the-art design proposes a complete renovation of the site including:
- Building structure that is easier to maintain and repair long-term
- Open and welcoming environment design
- Land parcel preserved for future development opportunities
- Nine bus bays
- Glass-enclosed terminal building
- Bus concourse rebuild
- Bus ramp extension connecting Broadway to Lincoln
- Open view from 16th Street Mall to the State Capitol
Rerouted Bus Service
During the closure, bus routes from Civic Center Station will be assigned temporary bus gates along Broadway and Lincoln Street as well as bus stops on Colfax.
The following routes will be affected:
0L, 3L, 16, 16L, 83D, 83L, 87L, 90L, 100L, 116X, 122X, CV/CS/CX, EV/ES/EX, FF4, P, and R/RC/RX
Passengers using routes 90L, 122X, FF4 and R/RC/RX will board buses on Lincoln Street between 17th and Colfax.
Passengers using routes 0L, 3L, 83D, 83L, 87L, 100L, 116X, P, CV/CS/CX and EV/ES/EX will board buses on Broadway between 14th and Colfax.
The Broadway Blvd and Colfax Ave northwest corner bus stop is being used for the Free MallRide only. Passengers needing to board routes 0, 9, 10, or 52, please use stops located at Broadway & Cleveland Pl. or Broadway & 14th Ave.
New Rerouted Stops
|Route||New Boarding Location|
|0L||Gate D on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|3L||Gate D on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|16||on Colfax between Lincoln and Broadway|
|16L||on Colfax between Lincoln and Broadway|
|83D||Gate D on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|83L||Gate D on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|87L||Gate E on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|90L||Gate A on Lincoln between 17th and Colfax|
|100L||Gate E on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|116X||Gate E on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|122X||Gate B on Lincoln between 17th and Colfax|
|CV/CS/CX||Gate E on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|ES/EV/EX||Gate E on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|FF4||Gate B on Lincoln between 17th and Colfax|
|Free MallRide||Shuttles will detour from 16th Street Mall with final stop at Broadway and Colfax and will resume travel on 16th Street Mall via Cleveland|
|FreeMetroRide||Passengers board at existing stop at 16th and Broadway|
|P||Gate D on Broadway between 14th and Colfax|
|R/RC/RX||Gate C on Lincoln between 17th and Colfax|
Sales Outlet & Lost and Found
The Sales Outlet and Lost and Found have been relocated to a temporary sales outlet at the corner of Lincoln St. and E. 16th Avenue.
We would like to remind you that with any construction site, it is important to take all necessary precautions to remain safe. Please follow our safety tips to ensure your safety:
- Stay out of fenced areas.
- Always pay attention to warning and safety signage.
- Never go near construction areas after dark. Holes and sharp objects can be obscured.
- Stay away from utilities and exposed wires.
- Never play on or around construction equipment.
- Drive slowly and be patient around construction areas.
- Always read construction updates as they contain important safety and traffic information.
Civic Center Transit District Plan
Developing a revitalized urban transit hub
About the plan
RTD and the City and County of Denver, in partnership with the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District sponsored the Civic Center Transit District Plan (CCTDP) to establish a long-term vision and identify near-term implementation options for the future of the station area as a revitalized urban transit hub and new downtown anchor.
The CCTDP is RTD’s latest in a series of investments in the urban fabric of downtown Denver. With the transformation of Union Station now complete, focus is shifting to the other end of the 16th Street Mall.
The CCTDP will establish a long-term vision for the new transit district that includes transit operations, multi-modal mobility and connectivity, public realm planning and economic development opportunities within the transit district area.
The effort also involves analysis of short, medium and long-term implementation strategies for a 20,000 square-foot developable parcel along the north side of Colfax Avenue between Broadway and Lincoln Streets
The Civic Center Transit District is a model of how multiple transit services can organize within a very active, yet constrained urban area while maintaining high-quality connectivity for bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles. Streetscape and wayfinding elements will create a unique district identity and economic development opportunities within the transit district will be examined to build upon synergies between transportation and development.
While the Civic Center Transit District Plan is being implemented, RTD is actively pursuing critical repairs to improve the facility’s aging infrastructure as part of a separate Civic Center Station rehabilitation project.