Construction, Detours and Projects

South Suburban is dedicated to the improvement of its facilities, parks and trails. Projects are listed by earliest start date. Please check back periodically for new projects.


Greenwood to Denver Terminal Transmission Project
Project Description: Xcel Energy—Colorado proposes to rebuild and reconductor approximately 15.4 miles of existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission facilities to operate at 230 kV. The plan is to rebuild and/or reconductor facilities within existing right-of-way and easements from Xcel Energy’s Greenwood Substation to its Denver Terminal Substation. The project includes modifications to the existing Greenwood, Arapahoe and Denver Terminal Substations to accommodate the new 230 kV lines. The transmission line project crosses six municipalities: Centennial, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Englewood, Sheridan and Denver.
Public Outreach: Get involved by participating in the virtual open house on January 28 from 5 to 6 pm, request a personal phone call or video meeting with an Xcel Energy representative or submit comments and questions through the project website.
Project Contact: greenwoodtodenverterminal.com, 303.294.2726, greenwooddenverterminal@xcelenergy.com


South Suburban Sports Complex
Project Description:
South Suburban is building a regional sports complex which will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums with Pickleball courts, three sheets of ice and District administration offices. The project will replace the 50-year old South Suburban Ice Arena and the South Suburban Administration Office. The new facility will be 206,000 square-feet. It will be built just southwest of East County Line Road, and South Holly Street. For more information, visit Sports Complex
Anticipated Construction Dates: April 2019 - January 2021
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, Melissar@ssprd.org, 303.483.7023


Big Dry Creek Trail Crossing at East Easter Avenue/Cherry Knolls Park
Project Description:
South Suburban, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA), and City of Centennial are jointly funding improvements to this trail crossing. The existing underpass at Easter Avenue will be permanently closed to increase flood capacity through the box culvert, removing structures from the 100-year floodplain. A signalized pedestrian/bicylce crossing at Easter Avenue will be installed. Easter Avenue serves a temporary trail detour, see Map.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 2020 - May 2021
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, Melissar@ssprd.org, 303.483.7023


Trail Underpass at Palos Verdes Park
Project Description:
South Suburban, City of Greenwood Village, and City of Centennial are jointly funding improvements to the trail underpass at Orchard Avenue. The trail surface will be lowered to provide more clearance, and a drop structure will be constructed. A portion of Palos Verdes Park is being used for construction staging. The underpass is closed during construction. A temporary on-street detour is in place, and signage is provided on site.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 2020 - April 2021
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, Melissar@ssprd.org, 303.483.7023

Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, at MelissaR@ssprd.org or 303.483.7023.


High Line Canal Trail Detour from Euclid Avenue to Broadway
Water Main Replacement 
Project Description:  Denver Water will be conducting a water main replacement along the High Line Canal. The closure will be between Euclid Avenue to Broadway. The trail will remain open with a detour. Map
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 16 - December 31, 2020
Project Contact: Andy Jennings, Director of Parks, AJennings@ssprd.org, 303-953-7639


Big Dry Creek Reach 12 (South St. Paul Street to East Dry Creek Road)
Project Description:  Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) is stabilizing the Big Dry Creek channel between St. Paul Street and Dry Creek Road. This section of the trail is closed during construction. The Fillmore Tributary Trial serves as the detour, see Map for further details.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 2020 - May 2021
Project Contact: Dave Brueggeman, Director of Parks, DaveB@ssprd.org, 303-953-7628