Renovations to start between Larimer and Lawrence streets! 

The 16th Street Mall Project will begin mobilization activities on the block between Larimer and Lawrence streets as soon as Monday, May 2. You can expect to see fences going up and short-term lane closures to allow equipment deliveries to the site.

Workdays and hours are anticipated to be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekend work will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Material deliveries and staging may occur overnight. Construction work and schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Here’s what you can expect during the first phase of construction, which will last approximately 12-13 months:

• Work begins in the center transitway area;
• Pedestrian walkways and access to storefronts will be maintained on both sides of the Mall, but walkways will be narrower;
• 10 feet will be maintained on the south side of the 16th Street Mall. On the north side, tree planting will limit some areas to 5 feet;
• Fencing will surround the work site and have signs to direct people traveling on the Mall;
• Gates and flaggers will be on-site at intersections to direct drivers and pedestrians as needed; and
• All businesses will remain accessible.

Pre-construction utility work is expected on 16th Street Mall from Blake to Market streets, from Lawrence to Arapahoe streets and from Champa to Stout Streets. For more information, visit
RTD MallRide Detour

RTD’s Free MallRide will be temporarily rerouted to 15th and 17th streets until work is complete in late 2024. For more information on RTD’s Free MallRide detours, visit

Connect with the Project Team

Trailer Talks
Join us at our “Trailer Talks” on April 28, from noon – 1 p.m. on the Mall at Larimer Street to connect with project team members and ask questions. We hope to see you there!

Mobile App.

Need 16th Street Mall information on the go? Download our mobile app to:

  • Access the overview map of all project activities;
  • Learn about the project and each construction phase;
  • Find businesses along the Mall (where construction is occurring);
  • Sign up for block-by-block notifications on construction impacts, phase changes and more, to best plan your route; and
  • Connect with the project team with concerns or questions from your mobile device.


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