North Capitol Hill streets to become two-way?

19th and 20th Avenues and Grant and Logan Streets may soon become two-way in select spots.

DENVER - Those who live in Denver's North Capitol Hill neighborhood, or near Uptown, you may soon see some changes in your neighboring roads.

Denver Public Works wants to turn blocks in North Capitol Hill from one-way to two-way streets. Its website said the conversion is meant to reflect the “emergence of multi-family residences, street-level retail, restaurants, offices, and ongoing development in the area.”

If city council approves, then 19th and 20th Avenues between Broadway and Park Avenue West will become two-way, along with Grant and Logan Streets between 18th and 20th.

Bike lanes will also be added to 19th and 20th Avenues, with 19th Avenue getting bike lanes both ways and 20th getting a westbound bike lane, spokeswoman Nancy Kuhn said in an email.

Kuhn said that project is not looking to widen the pavement, but will work within the existing width and redraw the streets.

The price tag for this project? Its budget is $3.1 million, which comes from “tax incrementing financing.”

Since the contract is greater than $500,000, it needs council approval. It will likely end up on the city council agenda within a couple of weeks, Kuhn said.

If it’s approved, construction should be finished by fall this year.

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