Globeville Landing Outfall Phases 1A, 1B, 2 and 4, and Brighton Boulevard Segment 2
Award of Merit

Owner: City and County of Denver
Lead Design Firm: Merrick & Co.
General Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure Inc.
Prime Subcontractor: Ames Construction Inc.
Engineers/consultants: CH2M/Jacobs Engineering; SDG Inc.; CTL | Thompson Inc.; The Architerra Group Inc.

This project includes build-out of four parts of a major drainage system that reduces flooding in eight northeastern neighborhoods in Denver while also improving the quality of runoff water. Phase 1A expanded the undersized South Platte River stormwater outfall at Globeville Landing Park to a 100-year-capacity outfall. 

Phase 2 extended a precast culvert through the nearby Pepsi bottling plant to Brighton Boulevard, where the next phase rebuilt a 2,200-ft industrial corridor, adding curb and gutter, pavement, sidewalks and dedicated bike lanes. The fourth phase rebuilt the 10-acre park, adding two climbing walls, play areas, multi-use trails and a river access plaza, turning what was a drainage project into a community recreational asset for the 21st century.

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