Civic Center Station with bus at stoplight
Rtd Civic Center Station Construction / DenverCO
How do you renovate a transit center for easier repairs in the future?

Civic Center Station serves as one of RTD’s busiest regional bus transit centers, with eighteen routes serving an average of 15,000 passengers a day. It provides a turnaround point for the 16th Street Free MallRide and is also the location of the Civic Center Plaza. A part of the downtown landscape for more than three decades, Mortenson transformed this important transit hub into a new state-of-the-art station.

The project involved a complete renovation of the site, including:


  • A new structure that is easier to maintain and repair long-term
  • Transformation to an open and welcoming environment
  • Nine bus bays
  • Glass-enclosed terminal building
  • Bus concourse rebuild
  • Bus ramp extension connecting Broadway to Lincoln

Part of the site adjacent to Colfax was preserved for future development opportunities. 

Facts And Figures

Construction Start: July 2016

Substantial Completion: December 2017

Construction Cost: $31,000,000

Delivery Methods

General Contractor

The Team