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Update for the Water Main Replacements on Colorado Boulevard, Montview Boulevard, East 17th Avenue

GENERAL PROJECT UPDATES:

1) Denver Water is on schedule to finish the entire project by May 2018.

2) They signed a one-month agreement with the city to store equipment and material for the project in the northeast parking lot of City Park just north of the ballfields. This allowed them to move a significant amount of equipment and material out of the residential side streets.

3) They will be placing a permanent-temporary paving patch along Colorado Blvd. from Colfax Ave. to E. 17th Ave. this Saturday, February 3, during the day. There will be two northbound lanes closed for this work and only one northbound lane open.

PHASE 1 INFORMATION:

1) Denver Water has completed Phase 1 of the project (Colorado Blvd. from Colfax Ave. to E. 17th Ave.) All work, besides paving, is complete and, as of yesterday, all equipment and material have been moved out of this area.

PHASE 2 INFORMATION:

1) Denver Water has completed Phase 2 of the project (E. 17th Ave. from Colorado Blvd. to Jackson St.). All work, besides paving, is complete and all equipment and material have been moved out of this area. Paving will be completed tomorrow, February 2, during the day.

PHASE 3 INFORMATION:

1) In Phase 3 of the project (Colorado Blvd. from E. 17th Ave. to Montview Blvd.), Denver Water has installed the new water main from E. 17th Ave. to 19th Ave. they are now installing the water main from 19th Ave. to Montview Blvd. Phase 3 is expected to be completed in mid-February.

PHASE 4 INFORMATION:

1) Phase 4 of the project (Colorado Blvd. from Montview Blvd. to E. 23rd Ave.) will start next week and is scheduled to be completed in late-March.

2) In accordance with the city permit, Denver Water will be working overnight from 7:00pm – 5:00am Sunday night through Friday morning. There is no planned work for Friday night, Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon. However, a weather event or specific outage restriction may result in occasional work during these times.

3) They will be closing two lanes of northbound Colorado Blvd. during work hours. But ALL lanes on Colorado Blvd. will be open from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day during morning and afternoon rushes.

4) They will position some equipment along the project route and on side streets where needed. This will impact parking in the area of the project. Also, sandbags will be placed on curb grates to manage stormwater.

5) Planned water outages may occur for residents near the project. Impacted residents will receive a 24-hour notice for these outages.

PHASE 5 INFORMATION:

1) Phase 5 of the project (Colorado Blvd. from E. 23rd Ave. to E. 26th Ave.) is scheduled to start in mid to late-March.

PHASE 6 INFORMATION:

1) Phase 6 of the project (Montview Blvd. from Colorado Blvd. to Bellaire St.) was moved up and started this week. This phase is scheduled to be completed in late-March.

2) In accordance with the city permit, Denver Water will be working Monday-Friday from 7:00am – 5:30pm. There is no planned weekend work, however a weather event or specific outage restriction may result in occasional work during these times.

3) They will maintain two-way traffic along Montview at all times. However, street parking and bike lanes along the project route will be closed.

4) Planned water outages may occur for residents near the project. Impacted residents will receive a 24-hour notice for these outages.

Denver Water is committed to being a good neighbor during construction. Please visit their website for more information on safety, equipment placement, construction hours, water interruption and other project impacts.