The City of Denver has issued a Request for Proposals for phase one of what will be a significant storm sewer improvement project on the east side of the city.
The project will be built underneath East 16th Avenue and will center on expanding an existing storm system in the nine square-mile Montclair Drainage Basin.
Comprising the largest watershed in Denver, the Montclair Drainage Basin has also long been regarded as the most flood-prone section of the city due to excess runoff.
As planned, the new storm drain will be extended by means of a 9 foot by 9 foot drainage box running from East 17th Avenue to Colorado Boulevard.
Additional work will see tunneling underneath Colorado Boulevard, the building of a trash vault, utility infrastructure reconstruction, and full roadway rebuilding.
The existing sewer system at Batavia Place between Colorado Boulevard and Albion Street will also see improvements.
The project is expected to cost up to $9.4 million to complete.
Submission deadline for the RFP is October 27.
By Garry Boulard
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