Colorado Public Works Journal, Fall 2022

Fall 2022 13 ENVIRONMENT LARGE COMMUNITY The 27th Street Storm Interceptor project created a storm sewer system within the Five Points neighborhood that would convey a 100-year flood event—and did it with minimal disruption to one of Denver’s busiest areas. The project includes a largediameter storm drain designed to relieve drainage and flooding issues in the surrounding neighborhoods by connecting a new 78-inch to 96-inch storm sewer interceptor to an underutilized existing 108-inch storm drain at Coors Field Parking Garage at Blake Street. Not only did the project respect and preserve the historical integrity of the location, but it was also completed on a tight schedule that accommodated significant community events like the Rockies games during Championship Season and the Denver Saint Patrick’s Day parade that has been a community tradition since 1962. City & County of Denver - 27th Street Storm Interceptor scan for more info