Water pipe work discouraging to businesses in West Highlands neighborhood

Water pipe work in Denver's West Highlands neighborhood

Water pipe work in Denver’s West Highlands neighborhood

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DENVER — Many people in West Highlands feel as if their neighborhood is under siege this summer.

They first endured traffic signal work and now crews are working on thousands of feet of water pipes.

Denver Water is working on the pipes from 27th to 32nd avenues between Lowell Boulevard and Vrain Street. The pipes are from the early 1900s and the work taking place now will save money and prevent future trouble.

In all, crews are taking care of 24,000 feet of pipe in northwest Denver. The work is less intrusive than ripping up streets, but businesses are still impacted.

“All this construction that’s going on I’m sure it’s going to make our neighborhood a wonderful place but right now it’s pretty frustrating,” says Jane Roane of Garnet Gecko. “I’ve had one customer today and I had to find my way to work. I couldn’t get to where I was going.”

Denver Water promises to get the job done as quickly as possible. It hopes to have everything finished by the end of August.

The utility says in the meantime people can expect to see the following:

  • Water running in streets for flushing
  • Construction materials and equipment
  • Metal covers on temporary street openings
  • Asphalt paving activities




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