See highlights from projects completed by Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (formerly Denver Public Works) in 2019. For information on projects completed prior to 2016, please contact the DOTI Public Information Office.
The 33rd Street Outfall project installed a storm sewer system to service the neighborhoods of Five Points, Whittier, and City Park West. This improves drainage during a five-year storm event and address areas where significant flooding could occur. The new storm system carries storm runoff and snowmelt safely to the South Platte River, reducing the risk of damage to residential and commercial properties. It also allows additional improvements to connecting systems upstream in areas to the east, which are also at increased risk of flooding.
The City and County of Denver and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) conducted an Outfall System Plan Study of stormwater management in the Montclair watershed. The Montclair drainage basin is over 9 square miles and is divided into the lower portion downstream of Ferril Lake in City Park, and the upper portion upstream of City Park. The current stormwater drainage system needs to be improved in some key areas. The Montclair Basin has been identified as a priority basin for storm drainage improvements and water quality improvement.