Denver Water and our contractors, Concrete Works of Colorado and T. Lowell Construction, will soon be performing maintenance work on underground water vaults at 29th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. This work will require the closure of Sheridan Boulevard between 29th and 32nd Avenues using a variety of configurations starting in mid-April and concluding in early June.
While this will be a major disruption for neighbors and motorists who drive this route, we are committed to performing this work as quickly and safely as possible with the goal of minimizing inconvenience to the public. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to upgrade this important piece of water infrastructure.
Who is performing the work?
Denver Water and our contractors, Concrete Works of Colorado and T. Lowell Construction.
What work is being performed?
Crews will replace several non-functional gate valves on major water conduits that run beneath Sheridan Boulevard at 29th Avenue. These valves are critical in our ability to route water to our customers, service parts of the conduits and other necessary system operations.
When will the work be performed?
Work hours will generally be between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., though there are contingency plans in place in case we need to perform work at night to meet the schedule. If night work is required, we will conform to the requirements specified in Denver’s Noise Ordinance for construction work in residential areas.
Where will the work be performed?
Most work will take place at the intersection of 29th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, though lane and road closures will be necessary for Sheridan Boulevard between 29th and 32nd Avenues to allow for equipment staging and the safety of workers and the traveling public.
What closures are in place right now?
We are currently in Phase 1 of the five phase project.
What road and lane closures can I expect?
Closures will be significant. We STRONGLY encourage motorists to follow posted detours and avoid using Sheridan in this area while this work is being performed.
What are you doing to ensure pedestrians are able to get around the closure?
A signed detour will be in place for pedestrians — please follow this posted detour.
Will there be any water outages?
You will receive a separate notification if you will experience water outages during this period.
Where can I go for the latest information?
Project updates will be posted to this website, or call the 24-hour project hotline at 303-628-6788. Neighbors who use Nextdoor.com, the free online neighborhood bulletin board system, will receive updates through that platform as well.
How are local businesses being impacted?
We will do our best to maintain access to local businesses and are working closely with them to determine steps we can take to lessen the impact of this work.