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Valverde Stormwater Improvement Project


This project will help improve safety and reduce flood risks to people and property in the Valverde and Athmar Park neighborhoods, two areas of town known to flood. Beginning in mid-February, the city installed a larger stormwater pipe along West Alameda Avenue from Bryant to Decatur Streets, which will provide more capacity to carry and drain stormwater in this area. In addition, lateral storm pipes were installed along residential streets between West Alameda Avenue and West Dakota Avenue.


photo showing flooding on city street in Valverde neighborhood

Flooding in Valverde neighborhood


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Week of October 5, 2020

Good news! The City and County of Denver has completed installation of the Valverde stormwater pipe in W. Alameda Avenue between Bryant and Decatur Streets and in adjacent side streets!

  • The new, expanded 2,500-foot underground pipe will maximize the capture of surface runoff during storm events and reduce localized, persistent flooding problems in the Valverde and Athmar neighborhoods.
  • In addition to the improved pipe, 15 new or improved inlets, 8 updated ADA ramps, over 1,000 linear feet of curb and gutter, and 600 linear feet of sidewalks were installed in the project area.
  • The alley between Clay Street and Canosa Court was extended and paved to provide additional access onto W. Alameda Avenue.

Again, thank you for your patience during this important stormwater project!

Project Status: Construction Completed

Construction began in February 2020 and was completed in October 2020.


  • Design – 2017-18
  • Construction – 2020

Council District: 7

Neighborhoods: Valverde, Athmar Park


City and County of Denver

Shawn Callahan, City Inspector