The City and County of Denver is making improvements to the existing 38th & Holly Detention Pond. During small and larger storm events, water collects in Holly Street at depths up to approximately 1.5 feet. The water then overtops the pond embankment along Holly Street to enter the pond and causes severe erosion to the embankment, creating on-going maintenance concerns and repairs.
The project will construct a new rundown to prevent future erosion, provide stormwater quality, and significantly re-landscape the detention pond and plant trees for pedestrian shade. When the improvements are complete, the project will safely direct stormwater into the detention pond while improving the water quality and the aesthetics for the surrounding neighborhood.
Photo: Erosion from July 2015 storm event
The final design for the 38th and Holly Detention Pond Improvements was completed in March of 2018. Construction began in October 2018.
City and County of Denver
Paul Bountry, Construction Engineer, P.E.
Wastewater Capital Projects Management, Denver Public Works
303 446 3719 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contractor: SEMA Construction, Inc.
Brandon Torrez, Project Engineer, Rocky Mountain District
Construction — January 2019
Construction — December 2018
Construction beginning — October 2018
Construction: Fall 2018 to Spring 2019
Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2018 and last between four and six months. During construction, traffic control signs will be used to close portions of sidewalks and paths in the area. It is anticipated that there will be intermittent closures to Holly Street between 38th Avenue and 39th Avenue as utility work is performed. Traffic will be detoured onto adjacent streets during this time.
This will be an active construction site with open excavations and equipment in the neighborhood. Caution should be exercised near all construction operations.
Northeast Park Hill Coalition Meeting — April 12, 2018
Denver Public Works and Denver Parks & Recreation presented the project at North Park Hill RNO meeting.