The City and County of Denver’s continuing drainage Improvements in the Cherry Creek area are designed to upgrade the storm sewer and inlet capacity in the area to relieve the periodic flooding that has occurred historically during storm events. Many Cherry Creek merchants and residents alike have experienced flood damage to their properties and many streets become impassable during these events. While the improvements will not eliminate the risk, they will dramatically improve the capacity of the system to handle storm water. The project cost will be paid for with Denver Waste Water Capital Project funds and represents another major investment and upgrade in the City’s infrastructure for the neighborhood.
The Denver Public Works Department has awarded the contract for construction of these continuing improvements to Concrete Works of Colorado. The project is broken into 4 segments of construction each lasting approximately 4 weeks.
The first segment is scheduled to begin on January 12, 2015 from the Whole Foods parking lot entrance on 2nd Avenue and move east to Columbine Street. This segment is planned to be completed through the intersection by February 9, 2015. Both the Whole Foods driveway and the Clayton Lane Garage entrance on 2nd and Columbine will remain open at all times though detours will likely be required.
The second segment will go north on Columbine to 3rd Avenue and turn the corner onto 3rd Avenue going east to near Clayton Street. This segment should be completed by March 9th.
The third segment continues east on 3rd Avenue to Detroit and turns north on Detroit to the northern edge of the CCN BID. This segment also included some work to add capacity in Clayton Street north of 3rd.
The fourth and final segment is outside the CCN BID area, continuing north on Detroit to 4th Avenue. This segment also adds some capacity in 4th Avenue to relieve some residential flooding risk in that area. The overall project is planned to be completed by May 4, 2015. Once the pipe work in each segment is complete, the trench will be backfilled and temporary paving applied. If the weather is not conducive, the final milling and repaving of the street may need to be delayed to later in the project schedule. As in all construction outdoors, especially in winter, the schedule and work is dependent on weather, existing utilities, and other unforeseen conditions.
To learn more about the project visit, www.CherryCreekImprovements.com