The project includes construction of a concrete box culvert which carries Butcherknife Creek - replacing a nearly 100-year-old and obsolete box culvert. In addition relocation of existing utilities, drainage improvements and sidewalks were built. The city also installed a mechanized stormwater treatment device at this site, which separates and filters pollutants before reaching the river and a new, year-round, public restroom adjacent to Eagle Scout Park and the parking lot at the intersection of 7th Street and Yampa Street.
The $2.5M Butcherknife Creek Improvement Project was funded from $1.61M in matching city funds, and the $800,000 DOLA and $90,000 Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) Water Quality Improvement Fund grants. This project began in April or 2020 and because of mud season and slowdowns contributed to COVID the project was able to get off to a quick start. The project was completed in the fall of 2020.