Aug. 09, 2012 - Beginning Friday, Aug. 10, Denver Water’s yearly pipe rehabilitation project — the cleaning and lining of aging water mains — will be moving along Sixth Avenue between Marion Street and Columbine Street. Denver Water has already reconditioned more than 40,000 feet of cast-iron pipe in the area this summer.
This work will be done in two phases. First, the north side of Sixth Avenue will be closed between Columbine Street and Race Street. After that work is complete, the contractor will continue west down Sixth Avenue between Race Street and Marion Street. Each phase will take four to five weeks.
During the work, two lanes of Sixth Avenue will be open and there will be no parking on either side of street. As the work will be completed in stages, access to and from side streets on the north side of Sixth Avenue will be closed to through traffic at various times. Drivers are encouraged to follow posted signage around the affected area or seek an alternate route.
The work will take place Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a few days when no work will be done on Sixth Avenue and all lanes will be open.
During excavation, water service may be temporarily interrupted. Residents will be contacted in advance if there will be a planned interruption to their water service.
Denver Water’s pipe rehabilitation program is critical to staying on top of its aging infrastructure. In 2010, Denver Water implemented a program to increase the amount of pipe rehabilitated each year. The goal is to rehab 50,000 feet per year, up from 30,000 feet.