Dakota Outfall Project

  • Owner: BMP Metropolitan District No. 1
  • Engineer: Parsons Brinkerhoff
  • General Contractor: PCL Construction Services, Inc.

The Dakota Outfall Project (DOP) is a public private partnership (P3) civil infrastructure project between the BMP Metropolitan District No. 1 and the City and County of Denver that replaces over four thousand feet of aging utilities and installs a new storm water outfall from Virginia Avenue and Lincoln Street to the South Platte River. It relieves flooding pressure from the West Washington Park neighborhood and portions of the area near South Broadway. The Dakota Outfall Project represents the early phase of future development in the Denver Design District’s general development plan, and will create greater connectivity from surrounding neighborhoods to RTD’s Alameda Station – a planned Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Project challenges included extensive existing underground utilities; contaminated water and soil environmental issues; traffic management; and boring a 400 foot long – 9 foot diameter tunnel under active heavy and light rail train consolidated rail lines.