Beginning on Monday, April 30th the next phase of work on Sanderson Gulch will begin. The Denver Water and electrical utility lines running next to S. Platte River Drive have been relocated. The open trench will be backfilled with dirt.
Excavation and soil testing will begin at two separate locations within the project site. Both locations will experience traffic impacts.
In the vicinity of S. Platte River Drive:
S. Platte River Drive will close in both directions from S. Santa Fe Drive to W. Florida Avenue. S. Platte River Drive will be closed intermittently between April 30 and the end of 2018. Northbound traffic on S. Platte River Drive will continue to be detoured onto W. Florida Avenue and north on S. Lipan Street. Through traffic on southbound S. Platte River Drive will be detoured onto S. Huron Street.
S. Huron Street, S. Inca Street, and S. Jason Street will remain open to business traffic at W. Louisiana Avenue, but will have no access to S. Platte River Drive.
Gas line relocation work will begin in S.Platte River Drive. Drill rigs at this location will begin soil sampling.
In the vicinity of S. Lipan Street and W. Arkansas Avenue:
Crews will begin excavating Sanderson Gulch at the upper reach of the project site. S. Lipan Street will remain open in both directions, but traffic lanes will be shifted to the west away from the active construction zone. Flaggers will help direct traffic. There will be no access to Lipan Street from W. Arkansas Avenue. W. Arkansas will be closed for one block between S. Mariposa Street and S. Lipan Street.
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