DENVER — The water main break on Colorado Boulevard at Mississippi Avenue has been repaired, but Denver Water crews will continue to work at the site through most of Thursday.
Crews responding to main break on Colorado Blvd. and Mississippi Ave. Impacts to SB traffic. Please avoid area. Will provide more details once we know more. pic.twitter.com/Wgp3QbIatR— Denver Water (@DenverWater) August 28, 2019
The break was reported around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The break, and subsequent hole, was in the southbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard between E. Kentucky Avenue and E. Mississippi Avenue. At 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Denver Water said repairs were made to the 12-inch water pipe and water had been restored by 4:30 a.m. However, road work will continue through the morning.
All lanes should reopen in time for afternoon rush hour, Denver Water said.
Repairs made to 12" water pipe on Colorado & Mississippi. Water was restored at 4:30 a.m. Road work will last through the morning with all lanes open before PM rush. One lane will remain open for SB Colorado traffic btwn Kentucky and Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/fWtudZsxet— Denver Water (@DenverWater) August 29, 2019
Overnight, the southbound side was narrowed down to one lane. This will remain the case through Thursday morning and early afternoon.
Three businesses were without water as a result of the water main break.