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Denver Citywide Sidewalk Gap Project

Matrix provided the City and County of Denver with detailed assessments and engineering design for the Denver Sidewalk Gap Program focused on filling 355 miles of sidewalk gaps and creating a complete sidewalk network throughout the area.

Matrix quickly and accurately evaluated several alignment alternatives in Council District 4, with our GIS team instrumental in providing the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Behind the Curb Committee easy-to-understand maps for review and decision-making. The evaluations and stakeholder input were used to develop an early construction package of new sidewalks — and with minimal existing encumbrances.

By harnessing GIS technologies, Matrix was able to significantly shorten the overall project timeline and provide practical, easy-to-execute solutions. We leveraged and integrated our own expertise with Denver’s GIS asset management system to identify conflicts between proposed alignments and existing utilities and trees. Right-of-way concerns were evaluated using GIS alignment-parcel overlays with construction action legends to help determine the number of conflicts that would need to be resolved for each alignment alternative. The GIS Team was critical in identifying the most efficient and effective solutions, ultimately helping to enhance the connectivity, functionality, and safety of the sidewalk system for all residents.