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Lake Arbor Dredging and Shore Stabilization Project

What's Happening Now 

Updated 9/13- Shore fencing installation

The City has partnered with the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) to design and construct repairs to Lake Arbor. The project's primary goal is to improve public safety by stabilizing the banks. In the course of working with City teams on this project, we have identified a section of the Lake Arbor bank that has a steep slope next to the paved sidewalk. The City team is closing the bank and will be posting warning signs in the area to help residents navigate the area safely. The team will monitor the area and if conditions change, the sidewalk may be closed periodically. 
 
Fencing has been installed. Warning signs will be posted soon alerting people of the steep slope and asking them to stay on the paved sidewalk. 

Project Overview

The City's engineering consultant, Murray Smith, is currently preparing design plans to dredge, i.e., removing sediment from the western portion of the lake and repairing the eroded shoreline. The City has partnered with the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) to design and construct the repairs to this storm drainage facility that flows into Little Dry Creek. The project's primary goal is to improve public safety by stabilizing the banks. Also, through sediment removal, unpleasant odors that park users experience near the lake's western side will be reduced.

Project Timeline

  • The consultant plans to finalize the design package by the first quarter of 2022.
  • The project is estimated to be substantially complete by the end of 2022.

What to Expect

  • During the remainder of the design phase, residents may see occasional activity on the lake and throughout the park, as the consultants gather pertinent information needed to finalize their design.
  • Once the City has defined a definitive construction schedule, we will update the residents about what they can expect throughout construction and the reestablishment of park use around the lake. 

Contact

For questions about Lake Arbor dredging, please contact the City Engineering Division, 720-898-7640.