The Jackson Street Storm Drain Project provides a critical link between the lower and upper Montclair Basin system for managing stormwater and offer improved flood protection for residents and businesses in the project area between Colfax and 12th Avenues, from Jackson to Albion Streets.
Project Overview - Phase 1
The Jackson Street Storm Drain project is located in the Montclair Drainage Basin, which has a long history of significant flooding during heavy rainstorms.
Following a comprehensive design phase and a public meeting in December 2019, Denver's Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) began installation of an expanded storm drain system to provide greater flood protection for Congress Park residents, National Jewish Health (NJH) patients and staff, and local businesses. Project construction began in January 2020 and was completed on June 30, 2021.
The new 126-inch storm pipe crosses under E. Colfax Avenue at Jackson Street and continues south under NJH's parking lot to E. 14th Avenue at Jackson Street. The final segment of the storm pipe, along with multiple new storm inlets, were installed under and along E. 14th Avenue between Jackson and Harrison Streets.
Design is currently underway for Phase 2 of the Jackson Street Storm Drain Project, which will connect the recently completed system on the west side of Colorado Boulevard to the east side of Colorado Boulevard at about Albion Street near 13th Avenue. While the community now has greater flood protection benefits from the recently installed stormwater pipe and inlets, Phase 2 will further improve the capacity to manage heavy stormwater flows coming from the upstream portion of the Montclair Basin. Phase 2 construction is currently anticipated to begin in late 2022.