Central Park Boulevard Interchange: Ribbon-Cutting CeremonyPosted on October 24, 2011
Denver officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Central Park Boulevard Interchange today.
The interchange will open Monday, Oct. 31, and provide direct access to Interstates 70 and 270. It will also connect north and south Stapleton via Central Park Boulevard.
Stapleton Foundation CEO Cheryl Cohen-Vader touted this connection as one of the interchange’s top strengths, also mentioning its ability to:
Reduce traffic on Quebec Street.
Create a new arterial route.
Streamline access to The Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
Usher in a new age of Stapleton business.
By mid-2012, the project will extend Central Park Boulevard from the neighborhoods at 36th Avenue to retail off Northfield Boulevard.
“In north Stapleton, it’s going to open up this redevelopment and create even more jobs,” former Denver Mayor Guillermo (Bill) Vidal said at the ceremony.
The Central Park Boulevard Interchange borders Stapleton’s available land and commercial development north and south of I-70.
“We were able to keep people employed. We were able to keep things moving,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said about the interchange, calling it a “shovel-ready” initiative.
The $50 million project received $12 million in funding from the recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The interchange’s construction began last fall.
“This is a very pivotal day for this region,” Hancock said.Tweet