With the USA Pro Challenge concluding in downtown Denver on Sunday — the same day the Broncos take on the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High — fans are encouraged to allow extra time and follow posted signage in order to arrive at the game without delay.
For planning purposes, Denver Public Works has announced the following impacts on Denver streets:
(Please note all times are approximate)
In preparation for the race finale and Civic Center Park festivities, the following streets will be closed, with most closures remaining in effect until 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27 (unless otherwise noted).
Sunday, August 26th
Beginning at 5 a.m.:
- Colfax Avenue closed from Cherokee Street to Lincoln Street (will re-open by 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th)
- Broadway closed from 19th Avenue to 13th Avenue (will re-open by 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th)
Also on Sunday, the closed-circuit course will result in the following closures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
- Speer Boulevard closed in both directions from Market Street to 8th Avenue (Market and 8th both remain open)
- Larimer and Lawrence Streets from 15th to Speer
- Colfax Avenue closed from Grant Street to Kalamath Street (Grant and Kalamath remain open)
- 17th Avenue closed from Broadway to Colorado Boulevard (Colorado will remain open)
- Lincoln Street closed from 13th Avenue to 18th Avenue (13th and 18th remain open)
- Sherman Street closed from Colfax Avenue to 18th Avenue (18th will remain open)
Traffic from I-25 will be able to access downtown during the race by using Auraria Parkway, 20th Street or Park Avenue West exits.
Broncos fans accessing Sports Authority Field at Mile High can use the following recommended routes:
Traveling Colfax Avenue from the east
Use Colorado Boulevard to access westbound 8th Avenue and northbound I-25
Traveling Speer Boulevard from the south
Use westbound 8th Avenue
Traveling Broadway from the south
Use northbound I-25 and westbound 8th Avenue
Use of public transportation to the game is encouraged. Visitors to downtown Denver and Sports Authority Field at Mile High are encouraged to access the events by light rail or bus. Please check with RTD on schedules prior to planning your trip. Go to http://www.RTD-Denver.com or call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000.
Sports Authority Field is also conveniently located adjacent to Denver bike paths and the stadium is equipped with more than three hundred individual bike racks to secure bikes once on site. Check out www.denvergov.org/bikemaps to plan your route or pick up a free copy of the new 2012 Denver Bike Map at your local recreation center or Denver City Council office. Denver Public Works Right of Way Enforcement Agents will be enforcing posted parking regulations on Sunday, August 26, during the Denver Broncos preseason game. Residents and visitors to the Sports Authority Field should follow all posted parking regulations in the stadium area.
Additional details and suggested alternate routes regarding the race are available at www.visitdenver.com/prochallenge.