Traffic Advisory: Sheridan Boulevard between West 28th Avenue and West 32nd Avenue

April 25, 2017 - Starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, a Denver Water contractor will close Sheridan Boulevard between West 28th Avenue and West 32nd Avenue to accommodate vital upgrades to the water system.

This closure will last until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at which point crews will open a single lane on northbound Sheridan Boulevard. Southbound Sheridan Boulevard will stay closed. Traffic will remain in this configuration until 6 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

After 6 a.m. on May 8, various single-lane closures will continue in each direction on Sheridan Boulevard as needed, as part of an ongoing project to upgrade portions of an underground vault, which began in mid-April.

These traffic impacts will continue through the end of the project, which is expected to be completed in early June. Any additional closures will be announced once details and schedules are finalized.

Drivers should avoid the area if possible, using signed detour routes to Federal Boulevard or Wadsworth Boulevard to navigate around the work. Pedestrian detour routes also will be posted.

Denver Water has notified customers who may experience water outages during this project.

For more information, members of the public are encouraged to call the project hotline at 303-628-6788, or visit

Vaults are underground rooms with valves used to control the pressure and flow of water through pipes. This upgrade is part of an ongoing effort to maintain Denver Water’s aging infrastructure and will improve the reliability of water service for the area.

Watch “A trip underground, into The Twilight Zone” to learn more about Denver Water’s work to upgrade its vaults.


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