Red Feather Lakes Road Drainage Improvements

Project Nos. 294 & 328

(CR 74E Culvert Replacements)

Last Updated:  November, 2018
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Replace four culverts in poor condition on CR 74E:

  •  36” and 48” corrugated steel pipes at Parvin Lake
  •  48” steel and concrete pipe at the east approach to McNey Hill
  • 10’ X 8’ concrete box culvert just east of the Lonepine Trailhead (at the curves with guardrail)  

Project Budget:  $2,000,000

PROJECT STATUS

Final plans are almost complete.  The culverts at Parvin Lake will be replaced spring of 2019.  The other two will be replaced fall of 2019.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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Center Turn Lane to be Added to County Road 17

Project No. 317

(Widening of CR 17 from US 287 to CR 16)

Last Updated: November, 2018
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Widen County Road 17 (Taft Avenue – Loveland) from US Highway 287 to County Road 16 (2.0 miles) to accommodate a two-way center turn lane and six foot wide shoulders.

Project Budget:  $5,000,000 ($2,865,855 federal grant, $1,534,145 county match, $600,000 Berthoud match) - administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

PROJECT STATUS

Final roadway, storm sewer and right-of-way plans are nearly complete.   Right-of-way acquisition should begin soon – pending CDOT clearances.  City of Loveland water line relocation at the Home Supply Ditch is complete – coordinating with other utilities on relocation.  Construction is anticipated late spring through late fall 2019.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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Namaqua Road (CR 19E) Bridge Replacement

Project No. 318

(Replacement of Bridge No. LR19E-0.5-20 over the Big Thompson River)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project includes the replacement of this deteriorating concrete bridge on County Road 19E (Namaqua Ave.) over the Big Thompson River on the west side of Loveland.  Approximately 500 feet of roadway north and south of the bridge (1000 feet total) will be reconstructed with the project.  Interwest Consulting Group was selected as the design consultant.    Construction is currently scheduled for January, 2019 through June of 2019.  The design of the project is funded through a Federal Highway Administration bridge grant.  The construction is funded through a Housing and Urban Development Colorado development block grant for disaster relief.

Project Budget:  $3,700,000

PROJECT STATUS

The preliminary design is complete.  Final design is complete and right-of-way acquisitions are being conducted currently.

CONTACT

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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CR 70 Reconstruction and Widening In Design

Project No. 322

(CR 70 Owl Canyon between CR 19 and CR 15)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project includes 2 miles of roadway widening and reconstruction of CR 70 from the roundabout at CR 19 to the intersection of CR 15.  The two lane roadway will accommodate 6 to 8 feet wide paved shoulders.  Two road crossings of the North Poudre Irrigation Ditch are planned for replacement with new pre-cast concrete box culverts within this corridor.  The first being located directly north of CR 70 on CR 17 and the second between CR 17 and CR 15.  Intersection improvements at CR 15 are not proposed with this phase.

PROJECT STATUS

Topographic surveying of CR 70 between CR 19 and 15 is complete.  Larimer County has hired an engineering consulting firm, Interwest, to design and prepare construction plans.  Existing buried utilities have been field located and surveyed.  The Northern Colorado Water Association bored their new crossings under the North Poudre Irrigation Canal in April 2018.  Environmental investigation and clearances are complete.  Final design is complete.  All of the additional right-of-way and easements necessary for the road widening has been acquired from adjacent landowners..  Larimer County advertised the project for a bid solicitation on October 9, 2018.  Bids were opened on November 8, 2018.  Contracts have been awarded to the low bidder, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

The buried gas main has been relocated at the east end of the project near CR 15.  Various other utility relocations (buried phone, overhead electric power, and 2 water mains) are expected to occur in late 2018 and early 2019.

The preliminary design was presented at an open house held on February 22, 2018, at the Eyestone Elementary School Gymnasium in Wellington.  Another open house was held on August 29, 2018, at the Leeper Center in Wellington to present the planned two-mile construction closure of CR 70 and detour route along CR 72 between CR 19 and CR 15.

Project Budget: $5,400,000.  The project will be funded entirely by Larimer County.

Project Schedule: Begin construction in late December, 2018 and ongoing through Summer 2019.

CONTACT

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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County Road 11C / CR 28 Roundabout Construction  

Project No. 324

CR 11C (Boise Ave) / CR  28 ( 57th Street) Intersection

Last Updated: November, 2018
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Project includes construction of a roundabout at the intersection to improve safety and capacity.

Project Budget:  $ 1,200,000

PROJECT STATUS

Construction began in October and will be substantially complete in December barring weather complications.. Utility relocations have begun and are nearing completion. 

We do not anticipate closing the intersection during construction except for a five day closure that we anticipate occurring in December to tie into the existing road.  A detour was built around the intersection in order to keep the intersection open during construction.

CONTACT

Rusty McDaniel, Project Manager
970) 498-5730
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Shields Street to be Widened Between Willox Lane and Highway 287

Project No. 327

(Widening of CR 17 from Willox Lane to US 287)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Widen County Road 17 (Shields Street) from just north of Willox Lane to the railroad tracks just south of Highway 287 (0.9 mile) to accommodate six foot wide shoulders and at the north end (0.25 mile +/-) a two-way center turn lane.

Project Budget:  $930,000 ($760,000 federal grant, $170,000 county match – administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey not yet begun pending receipt of Permission to Enter Property forms from land owners.  Construction is anticipated in 2021.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5707
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Curve at North Side of Donath Lake to be Improved

Project No. 330

(CR 13 Curve Improvement)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Flatten curve on CR 13 (Lemay Avenue) 0.8 mile south of Highway 392.

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey not yet begun pending permission to enter property from land owners.  Environmental clearance and the addition of the storm sewer (Crestridge Drive to south of US 287) have pushed construction to 2019.Construction is anticipated late 2019 or 2020.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5707
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LONGVIEW TRAIL TO PARALLEL SHIELDS/TAFT BETWEEN CITIES

Project No. 5030

(Longview Trail)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Construct a concrete trail with detached soft path between CR 17 (Shields - FC / Taft - Loveland) and the railroad tracks from Fort Collins to Loveland.  Both cities have concurrent projects that will extend the trail to north Fromme Prairie and south to 57th Street (4.4 miles total).

Project Budget:  County Segment - $460,000, total with Cities - $4,000,000

(GOCO Pathways to Parks and CDOT Transportation Alternatives Program)

PROJECT STATUS

All work is complete except for seeding and mulching which will be done this fall.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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Resurfacing of Red Mountain Road (CR 37)

With Improvements at the Switchbacks and Snow Drifting Areas

Project No. 6015

(CR 37 Improvements)

(CR 37 Permanent Roadway Flood Repairs)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The County Road & Bridge Department will place an 8” thickness of gravel road base (treated with a dust suppressant) on Red Mountain Road (County Road 37) from Highway 287 to the state line - to an approximate 26’ width.  At locations where drifting snow has been a persistent problem the road profile may be raised and/or snow collection side ditches may be excavated.  Higher ground adjacent to the roadway outside the fence lines may be lowered where temporary construction easements are granted by the property owners.

Realignment of the road to improve the horizontal alignment at the switchbacks immediately south of the crossing of the South Branch of Boxelder Creek will be considered.  A preliminary design and cost estimate will be done to determine the feasibility of the improvements at this time.

Project Budget:  $589,000 ($464,000 ABC, $40,000 ROW, $50,000 Seeding, $35,000 Traffic Control) 

PROJECT STATUS

Preliminary design has begun.

A project open house will be held after a preliminary design is complete.

Construction by County Road & Bridge forces will be done in 2019.

CONTACT

Joe Temple
(970) 498-57217
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Buckhorn Road West of CR 27 to be Improved

Project No. 9330

County Road 44H (Buckhorn Road) Flood Repair

Last Updated: November 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The County was on track to advertise the project for bids last spring after a full Environmental Assessment but FEMA defunded the greater reconstruction project and will fund only improvements to bring the road back to pre-flood conditions plus minor mitigation work.    

Construction Budget:  Approximately $6,600,000. 

PROJECT STATUS

Revised plans and mitigation proposals have been approved by FEMA.  It’s hoped construction will take place in 2019.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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Big Elk Meadows Road (CR 47) to be Reconstructed

Project No. 9332

(CR 47 Permanent Roadway Flood Repairs)

Last Updated: November, 2018

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The remaining work consists of rebuilding and paving 2 miles of CR 47 including three crossings of the West Fork of the Little Thompson River in lieu of damages caused during September 2013 Flooding.  The goal is to make the repaired sections and crossings more resilient during future high flow events.

Reconstruction/realignment work on County Road 47 from Highway 36 South approximately 900' began in mid-2015.  This portion was managed through a contract with the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL). Traffic was diverted over the new bridge during the summer of 2015.  Larimer County contracted the paving of the first 900’ and guardrail placement at the new bridge.  This work is complete.

PROJECT STATUS

Aerial surveying of CR 47 was conducted during the Fall of 2014.  Larimer County also hired an engineering consulting firm, Interwest, in 2014 to design and prepare construction plans.  The preliminary design package was submitted to state and federal agencies in May 2017 for review.

Further design of the three permanent creek crossings and roadway improvements has been suspended pending an appeal of FEMA’s Spring 2018 funding determination and a second scope change request for additional funds.  Larimer County is still in the process of determining what type of repairs and funding will be eligible for reimbursement from FEMA and State agencies.

Construction timelines can be better estimated once final plans have been submitted, reviewed, and approved by state and federal agencies.  However, construction is not anticipated to begin in 2018 or early 2019.

Project Budget: Larimer County is seeking federal (FEMA – 75%) and state (Office of Emergency Management and a HUD Community Block Grant – each 12.5%) reimbursement for the proposed repairs.  Preliminary Project Cost Estimate = $7,500,000; FEMA’s recent funding determination only allows approximately $3,000,000.  Larimer County submitted the second scope change request in May 2018 for approximately $6,300,000 which is still under review by FEMA.

CONTACT

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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