Denver Water will continue to work on the relocation of the water line and electrical utility in S. Platte River Drive. The construction crew will begin to dig and shore up the trench for the new utilities. You may see the metal trench plates and large water pipes as you drive by the area. Northbound traffic on S. Platte River Drive at W. Florida Avenue will continue to be closed, with a detour to S. Lipan Street. The timing of the traffic lights at S. Platte River Drive at W. Florida Avenue has been adjusted to move traffic more efficiently.
Finally, you may have noticed another construction project on the east side of S. Platte River Drive at W. Florida Avenue. This project is not associated with the Sanderson Gulch Stormwater project, it is a sewer project being constructed by the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District.
The Sanderson Gulch construction project between S. Lipan Street and S. Platte River Drive will reduce flood risk to nearby properties, improve water quality flowing into the South Platte River and create a more pleasant public area for the community to enjoy. The project involves installing larger storm drainage pipes to provide greater protection during bigger storm events, and a naturalized channel to manage and clean water during smaller storm events. The project will take approximately 12 months to complete.
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