Visit our interactive project update website to learn more about the North System Renewal Project and the East Phase construction. Stay informed about upcoming construction impacts and activities, and submit a question or comment to the project team. Continue to visit the website throughout the project for timely construction updates and project information.
Improving the safety and reliability of our aging system
Denver Water’s North System brings snowmelt from the mountains through reservoirs, pipelines and a treatment plant to produce clean, great-tasting drinking water. Denver Water is upgrading and modernizing the northern portion of our water system. We are building a new water treatment plant, installing a new pipeline and redeveloping our Moffat Treatment Plant. When finished, the system will be more resilient and adaptable to changing demands for water now and into the future.
Beginning Wednesday, June 9, Denver Water’s contractor Garney Construction begin activity to replace a portion of the Northwater Pipeline. The work will require a full road closure at 26th Avenue and Benthaven. The closure will be in place 24-hours a day, seven days a week, lasting approximately three weeks. Traffic control measures and flaggers will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone. Motorists should use caution when driving in the impacted areas and follow detour signs accordingly.
Road Closure Advisory
The following road closures and traffic control are currently in place or upcoming (click on the links below to see detour maps):
- West Applewood Knolls Drive between Taft Court and Simms Street (May through August 2021).
- Benthaven Drive (June through August 2021).
Denver Water’s contractor, Garney Construction, will make every effort to complete this project within the stated timeframe. However, delays due to unexpected events and weather may happen. Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Access to homes and businesses will be maintained during construction. Residents and businesses will continue to have access to mail and package delivery, emergency services and trash pick-up.
Traffic control measures and flaggers will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone. Motorists should use caution when driving in the impacted areas.
System Project Map
Tips on how to use the map: Click for descriptions about each phase of the project. Desktop and laptop users, use to zoom in and to zoom out. Click to see the map’s full legend. Click to see a larger view of the map in a new window.
By the numbers