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News & Updates, Left Hand Creek Flood Control Project January 11, 2012 Update

Construction work on the Left Hand Creek Flood Control Project is continuing. Tree removal along the channel in the designated construction zone has been completed and creekside improvements have begun.

Project construction began on October 30, 2011 at the intersection of South Pratt Parkway and Missouri Avenue and has continued east toward Main Street. South Pratt Parkway at Missouri Avenue is currently closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Missouri Avenue remains open to all traffic with occasional one-way lane closures.

The vehicular detour route has been set up for southbound traffic on South Pratt Parkway along Jersey Avenue east to Main Street. Northbound traffic can use the traffic signal at Missouri Avenue and Main Street. Cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use the Kanemoto Park pedestrian bridge west of the intersection to cross safely to Missouri Avenue. Appropriate signage and traffic control devices mark the required detours and lane closures.
Due to unexpected project delays and winter weather conditions, it is anticipated that South Pratt Parkway at Missouri Avenue will remain closed to all traffic until March 15, 2012, when construction in that area is completed. Adverse weather conditions or unanticipated construction delays may change that date.

Construction crews also began work on January 9, 2012 along the northern side of Pike Road at Left Hand Creek. Utility trucks and construction equipment will be moving through that area for the next several days. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when travelling along designated sidewalks. No lane closures or traffic delays are expected for motorists.

Channel improvements, grading, and boulder walls will continue along Left Hand Creek between Main Street and Pike Road for the next several months. These improvements will assist with reducing the flood plain area for neighboring homes and businesses and enhance the aesthetics of the channel.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the Left Hand Creek Public Information Office at 720-532-2097 or email