Broadway is fixed! (For four blocks, anyway)
The first segment of a massive reconstruction project along the South Broadway Corridor was officially completed today, a four-block stretch from Arizona to Iowa avenues.
Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, city council president Chris Nevitt and Denver Department of Public Works manager Bill Vidal were there, as was Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta.
Cannonball run begins. Mayor Hickenlooper rides shotgun as phase one of the "New and Better Broadway" is inaugurated. The all-too familiar warning on Broadway. Denver City Council President Chris Nevitt. A common sight on old Broadway: Construction workers are laying new concrete and expanding the street by six feet on each side. Hickenlooper defends his tie choice. Don Hunt, director of the Better Denver Bond Project, and Hickenlooper receive a piece of trolley track that was buried under old Broadway from Dick Brasher, vice president of Concrete Works of Colorado Inc.