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Valverde Ditch Storm Drain


This project will install new stormwater infrastructure and repair the Valverde Ditch, to improve flood protection during storms and address safety concerns for pedestrians.

The enlarged storm drain system will be located entirely within City right of way, replacing the current storm drain system that is partially located on private property. New drainage infrastructure will be installed in W. Alameda Avenue between S. Decatur Street and S. Canosa Court. In addition, lateral storm pipes will be installed in side streets between W. Alameda Avenue and W. Dakota Avenue. 


Project Update: January 27, 2020

Project construction is expected to begin in early February and be completed by September 2020.

Work will begin in the intersection of W. Alameda and Bryant Street and will proceed west down the middle of W. Alameda to Decatur Street. During this work, one lane of traffic will be maintained in both the eastbound and westbound directions.

Construction hours are expected to be between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. during the week. Saturday work may occur infrequently, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during construction. 

  • There may be temporary interruptions of utility services during construction. Advance notice will be provided to the impacted residents and business owners. 
  • RTD bus stops on W. Alameda may be impacted during construction. Information relating to specific closures will be included in the regular email updates and posted on the project website.

We encourage residents and businesses to sign up to receive construction updates at

Project Status: Construction Beginning

Construction is expected to begin in February 2020 and should be completed by Fall 2020.


  • Design – 2017-18
  • Construction – 2020

Council District: 7

Neighborhoods: Valverde, Athmar Park


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City and County of Denver

Shawn Callahan, City Inspector
303 880-4138


BT Construction Inc