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81st Drive & Kipling Sewer Line Replacement


A new sewer line is being installed at W 81st Drive and Kipling to serve Arvada water customers in the entire northern part of the City. The current line is reaching capacity limits and needs to be replaced to expand capacity. This reinvestment will upgrade the sewer and provide resiliency for the next 50 to 60 years, significantly reducing the risk of sewage backup.

Construction will take between 6 to 9 months, beginning at Kipling moving west along W. 81st Drive through Lakecrest Park directly under the southernmost sidewalk through the park. This work is separate from the work to complete the playground. Please reference the image below for an overview of the project area and new sewer line location.

sewer line moves from Kipling along 81st Drive into Lakecrest Park under the southern most path



March-April 2023: Construction begins at Kipling between W 81st Dr and W 81st Ave.

  • Partial closures on Kipling will be in place. Two-way, single lane traffic will be maintained. 

​Throughout 2023: Construction continues west along 81st Dr toward and into Lakecrest Park (approx. 6-9 months).

Fall 2023: Project complete (estimated September 2023)

What to Expect

  • Kipling Street: single lane closures during the first month of construction.
    • Single lane traffic in each direction beginning 3/23 until approximately 4/14.
      • Work is weather dependent and subject to change. 
    • Two-way traffic will be maintained.
    • Lane closures will be in place 24/7. 
  • W. 81st Drive may experience alternating one-way traffic with local resident access only.
    • Flaggers and signage will be in place to direct traffic.
  • Working hours will be between 7 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
    • Additional construction traffic and noise may be present during these times.
  • Lakecrest Park construction will begin in April or later.
    • Sidewalk closure of the southernmost path.
      • Detour signs will be posted.
    • Tree removal may be necessary to complete the project.
      • Any removed trees will be replaced when the project is completed.


Please contact the Engineering Division with questions, (720) 898-7640 or submit a ticket through Ask Arvada and a team member will be in touch.