Stormwater Improvement Project to Close Stretches of Colorado Blvd.
Published on January 05, 2022
Stormwater Improvement Project to Close Stretches of Colorado Boulevard the Next Two Weekends
Denver – Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is building a bigger and better stormwater management system on the City’s east side of town to more effectively carry and convey the stormwater that flows through the area in big storm events.
The project team has been working south of City Park, installing a bigger storm pipe along East 17th Avenue and moving east. In the coming weeks, crews will extend the pipe underneath Colorado Boulevard and head east to Albion Street; but first, they must move an existing sanitary sewer line out of the way to make room. This utility relocation work will require crews to close travel lanes along stretches of Colorado Boulevard on two occasions this month.
This Friday, January 7, at 9:00 p.m., crews will fully close the southbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard from south of Montview Boulevard to the north side of E 16th Avenue, reopening the lanes by 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 10. The northbound lane closest to the southbound lanes will also close for safety. Variable message boards are placed along the corridor to encourage people to consider alternate routes and detour signs will be posted.
On Friday, January 14, at 9:00 p.m., crews will fully close the northbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard from north of Colfax Avenue to the south side of 18th Avenue, reopening the lanes by 5:00 a.m. Monday morning, January 17. The southbound lane closest to the northbound lanes will also close for safety. Variable message boards will be placed along the corridor to encourage people to consider alternate routes and detour signs will be posted.
The stormwater management project is in Denver’s Montclair basin, the largest basin in the city without a natural waterway to convey stormwater, and an area of town most at risk of flooding. Future projects will build off this new system as funding becomes available, ultimately reaching and providing relief to well-known flood areas, including 14th Avenue and Krameria Street. More information can be found on the project website.