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Traffic Advisory — Colorado Boulevard pipe replacement project

DENVER — Oct. 16, 2017 — Starting Wednesday, Oct. 18, a Denver Water contractor will begin a major pipe replacement project on three water mains in the Park Hill and City Park neighborhoods.

A majority of the project will be completed in four phases along Colorado Boulevard, starting at East Colfax Avenue and ending at East 26th Avenue Parkway.

Traffic impacts through the construction zones are as follows:

  • Overnight, Sundays through Thursdays, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., only one northbound lane and two southbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard will be open.
  • Mondays through Fridays, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., two of the three northbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard will be open. Southbound Colorado Boulevard will not be impacted during the day.
  • There will be no traffic impacts during the morning and afternoon rushes. All lanes will be open on Colorado Boulevard from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Two additional phases of pipe installation will occur on East 17th Avenue from Colorado Boulevard to Jackson Street, and on Montview Boulevard from Colorado Boulevard to Bellaire Street.

Work times during the Montview Boulevard and East 17th Avenue phases will be Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Two-way traffic will be maintained on these streets at all times.

Because the project will be done in six separate phases, members of the public are encouraged to visit for real-time updates on the location of construction activity and traffic impacts.

The $3.3 million upgrade, which is expected to be completed by May 2018, will help provide a more reliable supply to the area. The upgrade is part of Denver Water’s ongoing, proactive pipe replacement program, which prioritizes pipes for replacement based on data including type of pipe, installation date, soil composition, location and other relevant factors.

Denver Water will notify customers in advance of temporary water outages during this project.


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