FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Full Closure of Colorado Boulevard and 17th Avenue Intersection
8:00 P.M., Friday, March 11 – 5:30 A.M., Monday, March 14
DENVER, CO — Thursday, March 10, 2011 – In order to ensure Denver’s wastewater system continues to operate without failures, and to provide a 75-year improvement, Denver Public Works Wastewater Management will install a new sanitary sewer pipe liner in an existing sanitary sewer pipe in the Park Hill neighborhood, starting the night of March 11, with work continuing through the weekend. This project is essential to the operation of the sanitary sewer system in the area and will require a full closure of the Colorado Boulevard and 17th Avenue intersection.
The intersection of Colorado Boulevard and 17th Avenue will be closed starting at 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 11, reopening 5:30 A.M., Monday, March 14. Local access will be provided to the Museum of Natural History, the Denver Zoo and residents during the closure. No other access will be allowed through the construction area.
Major delays are expected due to this closure and drivers should use alternative routes.
Drivers traveling northbound and southbound on Colorado Boulevard are encouraged to use Josephine Street, York Street or Monaco Parkway as alternates. Montview Boulevard, 23rd Avenue, East 26th Avenue, Colfax Avenue, 14th Avenue or 13th Avenue can be used to access alternate roadways from Colorado Boulevard or adjacent areas.
Uniformed Denver Police Officers will be on scene to help direct traffic and the public’s patience is appreciated during this closure