DENVER (CBS4)– A road project is causing some traffic delays because it’s taking longer than expected.

Crews closed a stretch of 23rd Avenue from York Street to just west of the Denver Zoo entrance on Saturday.

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The project includes moving water lines as part of the large City Park Golf Course redesign.

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That stretch of 23rd was supposed to reopen Monday but it remained closed on Tuesday afternoon.

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The construction company says they found more utility lines underground than expected and the project is taking more time.

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Initially, Denver Public Works said the stretch should reopen by late Tuesday afternoon but then revised the timeline to next week. Now 23rd Avenue will remain closed through March 16.

Denver Public Works released this statement:

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Denver Public Works and Denver Parks & Recreation are beginning work on the redesign of Denver’s historic City Park Golf Course to revitalize the 18-hole course, improve and add facilities for golfers at all levels, and integrate course features that can serve to reduce flood risks in nearby neighborhoods. For more information on this project, please visit