Sheridan Boulevard reopened after water main break

Crews re-paving between 2nd and 5th avenues

DENVER - The re-paving of Sheridan Boulevard after Monday's water main break is now finished and the road reopened at 2 p.m., Denver Water says.

Crews repaired a broken water main break on Sheridan by 9:25 p.m. Monday, but late that night Denver Water said the road was unlikely to reopen until Tuesday afternoon.

The utility reopened the road after the final layer of pavement cooled and the stripes were re-painted.

The 12-inch water main broke at about 4:30 a.m. Monday and was shut off by about 5:30 a.m., according Travis Thompson of Denver Water. To fix it, crews dug a hole about 27 feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 feet deep.

They found mud had washed into the water main. Now that the pipe is repaired and cleaned, the utility reports they are testing the water before putting the pipe back in service.

Denver Water gave one building and 16 residential customers bottled water and told those customers not to consume tap water until the test results are returned Tuesday afternoon.

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