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Aurora Westside Interceptor Rehabilitation Project

What Is the Aurora Interceptor Rehabilitation Project?

The Aurora Westside Interceptor Rehabilitation project is necessary to maintain approximately 23,000 feet of pipeline that runs from Parker Road and I-225 to Dayton Street and Smith Street.

The construction method (known as “cured in place pipe or CIPP”) allows work to be completed within a relatively small footprint by installing a liner into a pipe, pressurizing the liner, and then heat curing the liner to become a pipe within a pipe.  However, CIPP installation cannot be performed during live flow conditions and requires temporary above-ground bypass pumping. Short-term road closures and/or traffic detours will be required along the route.

Metro is committed to completing this routine maintenance project safely and efficiently with minimal disturbance to local businesses, residents, and visitors.

What to Expect During Construction

Work will occur from September 2023 through July 2024.
Construction is scheduled to minimize disruption to outdoor spaces; schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. Upon completion, worksites will be restored to preconstruction conditions and crews will move to the next location.  
Brief disturbances will be limited to a series of eleven worksites (approximately four weeks per site).

illustration of CIPP process
Typical CIPP process

Current/Upcoming Work Areas

Bypass 1
Dayton St. from S. Parker Rd. To Mississippi Ave. (September 18th through October 25th)
Bypass 2:
Dayton St. from Florida Ave. to Kentucky Dr. (October 23rd through November 20th)
Bypass 3:
Dayton St. from Kentucky Dr. to Alameda Ave. (November 21st through December 22nd)

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Safe and secure worksites: Measures to reduce odor, noise, and traffic impacts                                                                                          
Worksites primarily use existing manholes and require no open pipelines; materials may have an odor similar to modeling glue for brief periods during installation of CIPP lining.
Bypass pumps must run continuously during installation of CIPP lining; crews will work extended shifts to complete this work as efficiently as possible.
Active bypass pumping systems will be monitored 24/7 for security.
All short-term road and parking closures will adhere to pre-approved City of Aurora and/or Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) protocols.

Contact Us

Contact us with questions regarding the Aurora Westside Interceptor Rehabilitation Project

Myles Howard · Project Manager


Kelley Merritt · Public Information Officer


Submit an inquiry using this form or email the project team at publicinfo@metrowaterrecovery.com.