In an area of town at high risk for flooding, Globeville has initiated one of the biggest infrastructure developments in the city’s history.
As one of four projects under Globeville’s $300 million Platte to Park Hill plan, the Globeville Landing Outfall Project (GLO) aims to redirect stormwater and mitigate flooding in the city.
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To make the plan a reality, engineers installed a 12x15 box culvert with joints fitted with Tylox SuperSeal gaskets by Hamilton Kent. The gaskets come pre-installed and pre-lubricated with a self-centering design, greatly simplifying installation and eliminating extra work in the field.
As a result of the project, improved drainage will complement the efforts of an I-70 expansion project designed to prevent flooding on the interstate. The new culvert will direct stormwater to the South Platte river, ending in an open channel greenway that may also improve water quality.
The system has the potential to span from Globeville all the way down to areas near Alameda and Quebec. The culvert will have water flowing through it by the summer of 2018, and the GLO project is expected to be completed sometime in 2019.