Globeville Levee Improvements

The City and Mile High Flood District are moving forward with an engineering design and construction project to upgrade the existing levee and flood control system along the west bank of the South Platte River called the Globeville Levee Improvements.

The Improvements will extend from about 31st Street to Franklin Street and will be broken into phases for design and construction. The improvements generally include raising the existing earthen embankment levee and floodwalls one to three feet to meet FEMA requirements for certification of 44 CFR 65.10.


Project Study Area

Globeville Levee Improvements project map

 

Globeville Levee Project Study Area (Full Size PDF)(PDF, 15MB)


Project Schedule

  • Phase 1 (from 50th Ave to Franklin Street) – Design is complete. Construction will begin in February 2021. Phase 1 is part of the 52nd and Emerson Water Quality Project (Carpio-Sanguinette Park/ Heron Pond) and is being built concurrently with the 51st Avenue Bridge Project.
  • Phase 2 (from 50th Avenue to 38th Street) – Data collection and preliminary design kicked off at the beginning of 2021. Final design is expected to be complete in early 2022, with construction anticipated to begin late 2022 or early 2023. Phase 2 may be broken into additional phases for construction pending available budget.
  • Phase 3 (from 38th Street to 31st Street) – Data collection and preliminary design kicked off at the beginning of 2021. Final design is expected to follow, with construction anticipated in the next few years.