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Excavation for Stormwater Detention Pond Begins, Truck Hauling, Jan. 24 - April 2

Posted on: Jan-19-2018

From Jan. 24 - April 2, approximately two trucks/hour will haul dirt from the excavation site at the Northeast College Corridor Outfall (NECCO) stormwater detention pond along East Vine Drive, Redwood Street, Conifer Street and Lemay Avenue (see map).

Traffic flaggers will be in place weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., near the Vine Drive and Lemay Avenue and Suniga Road and Redwood Street intersections.

The excavation work at NECCO pond is part of the overall storm drainage improvements in the area. Additional excavation work, which began Jan. 2 and will wrap up in May, also is underway on the channel east of the Lindenmeier outfall. The 10-acre regional detention and water quality pond will flow through stormwater box culverts into an open channel at Dry Creek south of Vine Drive. Portions of the floodplain in the Alta Vista neighborhood will be removed as a result of these improvements.

The pond, owned and maintained by Utilities Stormwater Department, will typically be dry, with the exception of rain events, and the low-flow channels in the pond will stay wet most of the time. The pond will be seeded with native grasses, trees, bushes and wetland plantings for a natural area appearance, and grade level walkways (trails) will guide pedestrian access. Final landscaping in this area will be complete by August and will take about two years to be fully established.

Through a partnership with City Engineering, excavated material from this project is being hauled to the location of the future re-aligned Lemay Avenue overpass and bridge at Vine Drive. Details:

For more information, call 970-416-2558, visit, email bGNoYWxmYW50QGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or V/TDD 711.

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