Water main repaired; Sheridan Boulevard should reopen before Tuesday morning rush hour

DENVER - Crews repaired a broken  water main break on Sheridan Boulevard by 9:25 p.m. Monday and the roadway should be repaved and reopened before the Tuesday morning rush hour, Denver Water said.

The 12-inch water main broke at about 4:30 a.m. 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.

The repair work caused northbound lanes of Sheridan Boulevard to be closed between 1st and 5th Avenues and southbound lanes to be closed between 4th and 5th Avenues. Currently, a paving company is repaving Sheridan Boulevard.

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