The City of Denver has issued a Request for Proposals for the building of a canal project between the Wellshire Golf Course and Interstate 25 on the southeast side of the city.
The project would be aligned with the existing High Line Canal and would see the installation of three concrete and bolder drainage structures.
That canal, as a waterway, is used for both irrigation and recreational purposes, with an accompanying linear park extending for around 70 miles from Douglas County in the south to the northeast side of Denver.
The canal was built during the 1880s and is called the “High Line” because it follows the line of the highest possible elevation, allowing for a gravitational flow of water.
Also included in the project: the installation of two water quality trash vaults and four drive-through forebays.
The more than $1 million project will also include the hauling of removed material and surface restoration.
The RFP has a submission deadline of August 27.
By Garry Boulard
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