Traffic Advisory: Ongoing project on southbound Lowell Boulevard between Lowell Way and Bowles Avenue

Sept. 16, 2016 - On Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m., a lane adjustment will be set up on southbound Lowell Boulevard between Lowell Way and Bowles Avenue for a vault replacement project.

Southbound traffic will be shifted to the center turn lane around the construction zone. All lanes will return to normal patterns before the Lowell Boulevard and Bowles Avenue intersection.

While there will be no lane closures, delays are expected through the work area.

The lane shift is scheduled to be in place until Jan. 16, 2017.

Pedestrians should use the east Lowell Boulevard sidewalk as there will be sidewalk closures on the west side of the street.

The vault, originally installed in 1977, will be demolished and rebuilt to meet today’s safety and engineering standards and upgraded to handle the distribution needs for the area.

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.

Except in the case of an emergency, water service for the surrounding area should not be impacted by this project.

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


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