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Traffic Advisory: West 29th Avenue pipe replacement project

DENVER — Nov. 17, 2017 — Starting Monday, Nov. 20, a Denver Water contractor will begin a major pipe replacement project along West 29th Avenue. 

A majority of the project will be completed in two phases along West 29th Avenue, starting at Federal Boulevard and ending at North Umatilla Street. The first phase will be the installation of a new 8-inch-diameter pipe followed by the second phase, which will be the replacement of a 30-inch-diameter pipe. 

Traffic impacts through the construction zone are as follows: 

  • West 29th Avenue, between Federal Boulevard and North Umatilla Street, will have one lane open in each direction, with traffic lanes shifted to the north side of the street. There will not be designated bike lanes, and street parking will be closed. These closures are in effect for the duration of the project.
  • Construction work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some weekend and evening work. When there is weekend/evening work, there will be detours and closed turn lanes along Federal Boulevard and Speer Boulevard at the intersections north and south of West 29th Avenue.

One additional phase of pipe installation will occur on 15th Street from Boulder Street to Central Street, and on Central Street from 15th Street to 16th Street. 

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

This important $6 million project will safeguard water quality.

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

Prep work, including road closures and signage, begins Monday, Nov. 20, and asphalt removal is expected to start Wednesday, Nov. 22. The project is expected to last until May 2018.

For more background on this complex pipe replacement project, see our story, $6 million water pipe on tap for Highland neighborhood.


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