Construction on 18th & Colorado for new campus utility system
A project to install a new campus utility system is currently focused on 18th & Colorado, where workers are boring two holes under 18th Street in preparation for installing utility pipes. This construction method is an alternative to open trenching, which may have required an extended road closure. The purpose of the work is to allow for new chilled water lines to reach the Power House.
The construction is expected to be complete by approximately Oct. 26. Until then, visitors to the area will notice construction equipment from Wardenburg Health Center north toward Colorado Avenue. The road is open to vehicle traffic during the day, but closed at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The road is open to pedestrians and bikes at all times. Please expect delays and exercise caution when traveling through the area. The patience of the campus community is greatly appreciated during this temporary disruption.
The Campus Utility System project will result in reliable and efficient heating, cooling, and power capacity for campus buildings, while significantly reducing the university’s carbon emissions and conserving natural resources. The project is designed to meet both current and future energy needs by replacing chiller and boiler equipment and distributions lines, which are that is critical to campus operations.
For general information about the campus utility system project, please see “CU-Boulder to begin construction of carbon-conscious campus utility system.”
For construction notices and updates as the project unfolds, visit the project information page.