The Denver Police Department announced Federal Boulevard between 6th and West Evans avenues will be reduced to one lane each way this Saturday, Sunday and coming Wednesday ahead of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
“Police personnel will enforce traffic ordinances along the Federal Blvd. corridor including sound ordinance violations, both from stereos and excessive horn honking,” DPD said in a statement Wednesday. “The city juvenile curfew ordinance will also be enforced. Celebrants who are under 18 years old will be subject to curfew enforcement beginning at midnight on Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday.”
Cruisers typically mark the Cinco de Mayo holiday by riding up and down Federal. Large in-person celebrations, including traditional Cinco festivities in Civic Center Park, were canceled last year and this year due to the pandemic.
Last year DPD stopped short of preemptively reducing traffic on Federal around the holiday, announcing that it would only divert traffic away from the road if it became overwhelming.
In 2020 DPD started reducing lanes on Federal on Sundays to curb street racing after several people were shot.