TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Denver to Reduce Flood Risks with Stormwater Improvement Project
|For Immediate Release February 11, 2019|
|Denver to Reduce Flood Risks with Stormwater Improvement Project Starting at West Alameda Avenue & Bryant Street|
Alternate Travel Routes Advised
DENVER – Two areas of town known to flood – Valverde and Athmar Park – will soon experience some relief as Denver begins work on a project that will improve safety and reduce flood risks to people and property. (See attached photo which shows past neighborhood flooding.) On February 13, weather permitting, the city will begin work to install 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 will be installed along residential streets between West Alameda Avenue and West Dakota Avenue.
On Thursday, crews are anticipated to begin making improvements at the intersection of West Alameda Avenue and Bryant Street, proceeding west down the middle of the corridor to Decatur Street. Crews will work in one to two block sections of roadway, keeping a travel lane open in each direction. During peak travel times, two lanes will be maintained westbound on Alameda. This traffic configuration is expected to be in place until September.
Work hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There may be a few occasions where Saturday work will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Message boards will be in place in advance of the lane closures, alerting commuters about the work and encouraging them to use alternative routes. Delays should be expected while work is underway.
For more information on this project, please visit bit.ly/ValverdeStormDrain.