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Arkansas River levee construction nearing completion

Posted at 7:07 PM, Dec 10, 2018

PUEBLO – Work on the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is nearly done.

Currently, crews are wrapping up stage five of the project to make sure the levee meets FEMA’s standards. The concern is that areas around the levee won’t be in a floodplain.

Workers said they want to kill two birds with one stone by not only making the levee safer, but also giving people more access to the water.

“So we are trying to increase the opportunities here looking into the future for people to come down and access this wonderful facility we have here and turn it from just being a concrete channel running through town to a park and enhance it,” said Rick Kidd with the Pueblo Conservancy District.

The project is expected to be completed by 2021.

People are not allowed on the levee while upgrades are being made.