July 03, 2012 - As part of work to expand Denver Water’s recycled water system, Archer Western Construction will install a 20-inch recycled water main on Ninth Avenue between Cheesman Park and Josephine Street beginning Thursday, July 5.
The work begins at the border of Cheesman Park and moves east as crews excavate and install pipe on Ninth Avenue. The work is expected to last four to six weeks.
Impacts to traffic will be as follows:
- Ninth Avenue will close one block at a time from Cheesman Park to York Street.
- When the project reaches York Street, traffic on York Street will merge to one lane.
- Ninth Avenue will be closed between York Street and Josephine Street for the final part of the Ninth Avenue construction.
The work will take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. To expedite the project, some weekend work is expected, with prior approval from the City of Denver.
During excavation, water service may be temporarily interrupted. Residents will be contacted in advance if there will be a planned interruption to their water service.
Denver Water focuses on recycled water, conservation and new supply to ensure water for its customers in the future. Once Denver Water completes the build-out of its recycled water system — which is separate from the drinking (potable) water system — the project will supply more than 5 billion gallons of recycled water every year for irrigation, industrial and commercial uses — freeing up enough drinking water to serve almost 43,000 households each year.