Stapleton light rail update May 9, 2013

Stapleton light rail update May 9, 2013

Hello Fellow Stapleton residents and visitors,Stapleton light rail

This is a copied message from RTD in regards to a significant road closure that will certainly effect East side Stapleton residents. It is the good news and bad news for us who have been clamoring about how backed up Havana can be at Smith road. The construction will begin to make the intersection much better for the short term while also preparing it for the future commuter rail coming through Stapleton towards the DIA line and the Southeast line/225 line that will go to Tech Center. 

It mentions an approximate 60 day closure, while they lay track starting as soon as May 23rd. I am optimistic and have really enjoyed the rapid and evident progress in bringing the rail to our community. This inconvenience will hopefully be worth it in the long run. Of course using Central Park Blvd to the West and Peoria to the East will be the way around.

I will try to get over there during construction for an update with pictures.

Here is the post and contact information if you need it.

Give the Stapleton Home Team a call for the latest information and how to get a home close to the new Stapleton commuter rail stations.

Damon Knop




Havana Street at the Railroad Crossing North of Smith Road to Close Due to East Rail Line Construction 

Denver, May 9, 2013 – Beginning as early as May 17, 2013*, the Regional Transportation District’s contractor for the East Rail Line, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), will begin construction on Havana Street between Smith Road and 37th Avenue. A complete closure of Havana Street at the railroad crossing between Smith Road and 37th Avenue will occur. Work is scheduled to be completed within 60 days. 

Northbound traffic on Havana Street (toward Smith Road) between Florence Way and 37th Avenue will be prohibited. Northbound drivers are advised to find an alternate route to their destination. Southbound traffic on Havana Street (toward Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) will be detoured on 37th Avenue to Peoria Street and onto Smith Road. Eastbound traffic on Smith Road between Havana Street and Moline Street will be prohibited. Westbound traffic on Smith Road will continue using Smith Road. Please comply with posted detour signs. 

A public meeting to discuss this construction activity will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Stapleton Foundation, located at 7350 E. 29th Avenue, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80238 at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, special needs requests or to request Spanish translation, please contact DTP at 303.297.5284 or

This work is part of the RTD FasTracks East Rail Line, which is the commuter train to DIA. For additional construction information, please contact the DTP Public Information Team at 303-297-5284. For online project information including current construction and traffic detours, go to:


I wish our light rail will be built soon, too.

Posted by Simone Bercu, Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB (Metro Referral) over 5 years ago