Local businesses always accessible at construction detours
Whenever RTD has road closures or lane restrictions in place due to our construction, we set up detours that allow the public to continue shopping or doing business at each and every one of the local establishments that are close by.
All of our local businesses can be reached even during the peak of construction. But sometimes, detours can seem intimidating to casual travelers, and as a result the businesses can feel the pinch caused by loss of drive-through traffic. RTD encourages the public to continue shopping, dining and doing business near our work areas and will set up clear detour instructions out on the roadways.
"Unavoidable," said Gus Spano of Spano's Fresh Produce at 5820 Lowell Blvd., after construction closed the Lowell rail crossing north of his business. "[This is a] bad time for the farming business. However, you have bent over backwards to help us out with signage on both ends of it, detour signs, so it's been a tremendous help and we'd like to thank you."
To help drivers, the Eagle P3 Project has published a list of local businesses along the 36-mile construction zone. RTD also set up an interactive map that shows businesses along the 36-mile construction zone. The map is broken into construction segments, and clicking on each segment will pop up a listing of the businesses in that vicinity.
The I-225 Rail Line project has also published a list of businesses along the line and how to help them. There is also information and helpful hints for businesses affected by rail line construction in Aurora here.
RTD encourages you to support these businesses during construction.