Downtown RTD rail lines to be interrupted by mainentance next week

The RTD rail lines along the downtown loop and Welton Street corridor will be interrupted starting next week as maintenance crews repair a section of rail.

The D, H and L lines will be affected by the maintenance, which will be at the intersection of 14th and California streets, according to a news release. The downtown loop and Welton corridor will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 26 through the following Wednesday, Oct. 4.

L Line operations will be suspended for the duration of the closure. Riders can use Bus Route 43 as an alternative.

The D and H lines will detour to Union Station during the interruption, running through Auraria West, Empower Field at Mile High and Ball Arena – Elitch Gardens stations.

There will be no D or H line service at the Colfax at Auraria and the Theatre District – Convention Center stations or the downtown loop stations on California and Stout streets.

All three lines will resume normal operations Thursday, Oct. 5.

Downtown drivers may also be affected by the maintenance.

Crews will replace all rail and track paving on 14th Street from the alley behind the Embassy Suites hotel near 14th and Stout through the 14th and California intersection.

One driving lane and one parking lane on 14th Street will be closed, and California will be closed to through traffic at 15th Street.

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