The Regional Transportation District announced the new FasTracks East Rail Line is on track for an early 2016 debut.
Monday brought an end to the most significant traffic impact of the Regional Transportation District’s East Rail line project.
Federal Boulevard has a week of closures between 56th and 60th avenues while crews work on the Gold Line as part of the Regional Transportation District’s FasTracks project.
The newly redesigned Union Station transportation center doesn’t open to the public for several weeks, but officials on Friday gave members of the media a tour of the facility.
RTD broke ground on the new North Metro Rail Line for the latest phase of FasTracks on Thursday.
Amtrak service returned to Denver’s Union Station at the end of February, but it will soon be much more than just a transportation hub. Organizers announced Thursday that the station will have eight new restaurants and stores opening in July.
Airport Boulevard will be closed between Smith Road and 32nd Avenue Monday night so the Regional Transportation District can work on the FasTracks east rail line.
RTD is installing the first tracks on its rail line that will run from Denver International Airport on Wednesday.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a huge expansion of light rail in the Denver metro area in 2004. Nine years after FasTracks was approved the West Line started running.
The Denver area is celebrating the opening of the latest spur in its light rail system.