Culvert Replacement and Northbound Right Turn Lane at CR 54G and 19

Project No. 303

(County Road 54G and 19)

Last Updated: June, 2021

SCOPE OF WORK

Replacement of an existing irrigation/roadside drainage culvert on the east side of County Road 19 at the intersection of County Road 54G. A northbound right turn lane on County Road 19 at County Road 54G will also be constructed and as a result the signal poles will need to be replaced.   

Project Budget:  $300,000

PROJECT STATUS

This project is complete.

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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Douglas Road (CR 54) / State Highway 1 Signalization  

Project No. 325

Douglas Road (CR 54) / SH 1 Intersection

Last Updated: June, 2021

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Project includes installation of a traffic signal at the intersection to improve safety.

Project Budget:  $ 550,000

PROJECT STATUS

CDOT awarded the County a Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant in the amount of a total project cost up to $550,000 for the State Highway 1 / Douglas Road Signalization Project.

The County is partnering with the City of Fort Collins on the project.   The County will design and construct the signal improvements. The City will construct, operate, and maintain the signal once it is installed.

The low bidder has been determined and the project has been awarded.  Construction has been slightly delayed due to equipment supply issues.  Signal construction is anticipated to begin this  summer. 

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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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: June, 2021

 

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:  $2.5 million ($760,000 federal grant, $1,740,000 county match – administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

PROJECT STATUS

Preliminary design is complete, and the property owner coordination has been underway over the last several months. Environmental impact inspections were completed and are being finalized. Additional site surveys and buried utility investigations have been ongoing over the last several months. Draft right of way plans have been completed to incorporate proposed right of way required for the project. Construction is anticipated in late 2021.

CONTACT

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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Paved Shoulders to be Constructed on CR 14

Project No. 332

(CR 14 Shoulder Construction)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

Construct six-foot-wide paved shoulders on County Road 14 from CR 21 to CR 23.

Project Budget:  $950,000

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey completed.  Preliminary design is complete.  Utility relocation coordination has taken place and utility relocation efforts have begun and will extend into June of 2021.  Right of Way and Temporary easement acquisition is complete. Tree removal is complete.  Construction is anticipated to begin August 2021. 

CONTACT:

Brian O'Donnell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5721
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Masonville Post Office (CR 27) Bridge Replacement

Project No. 333

(Replacement of Bridge No. LR27-0.1-32C over the Buckhorn Creek)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Design of the replacement Masonville Bridge over the Buckhorn Creek is complete. The existing bridge is functionally obsolete and with increase in traffic volumes over the years the narrow bridge has become a safety issue. The project was awarded to Mountain Constructors and construction is underway.

Project Budget:  $1,750,000

PROJECT STATUS

The construction contract was awarded to Mountain Constructors. For further information the following virtual “open house” has been created: https://www.larimer.org/spotlights/2020/06/23/project-no-333-cr-27-masonville-bridge and will be updated as needed.

Construction is underway. Construction of an on-site detour is complete. Traffic control will be updated locally and on RESS for any changes to traffic patterns. No full closure is required. Work is expected to continue through the end of July..

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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CR 72 Reconstruction and Widening

Project No. 335

(CR 72 Owl Canyon between US Hwy 287 and CR 21)

Last Updated: May, 2021

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project includes 3 miles of roadway widening, reconstruction, and paving of the existing gravel portions of CR 72 from US Highway 287 to CR 21.  The two-lane roadway will accommodate 8 feet wide paved shoulders matching the previously reconstructed phases to the east of CR 21.  Re-alignment of CR 72 at the US Highway 287 approach is proposed with this phase.  Re-striping of Hwy 287 at the CR 72 intersection is also proposed to allow for an exclusive northbound acceleration and deceleration lane on and off of Hwy 287.

PROJECT STATUS

Larimer County hired an engineering consulting firm, Interwest Consulting Group, in late 2019 to design and prepare construction plans.

Design and right-of-way acquisitions are complete.  Construction began April 2021 and will be complete in the Fall of 2021.  Connell Resources has been awarded the construction contract.  Two lane traffic will be maintained during construction.

The final design can be viewed on the Larimer County website:

https://www.larimer.org/spotlights/2020/11/05/cr-72-owl-canyon-improvements-between-us-hwy-287-and-cr-21.

Project Budget: $6.4 million is the construction estimate.  The project will be funded entirely by Larimer County.

CONTACT:

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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County Road 8 and County Road 21 Intersection Improvements

Project No. 336

(CR 8 & CR 21 Intersection)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The current intersection layout at CR8 and CR21 is not ideal and has seen an increase in crashes over the years.  Larimer County would like to analyze the existing conditions and determine the best way to improve the intersection’s safety and efficiency while minimizing impacts on adjacent landowners.
Project Budget:  TBD with Preliminary Design

PROJECT STATUS

Project startup has begun.  Traffic data and patterns have been analyzed.  Topographic survey is complete.  Alternative designs are being compared and analyzed regarding impacts, efficiency, and cost. Geotechnical investigation is complete.  Construction timeline TBD.

CONTACT:

Brian O'Donnell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5721
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Widening of Taft Hill (CR 19) to Urban 5-Lane Road

Project No. 337

(Widening of Taft Hill (CR 19) from Horsetooth (CR40) to Harmony (CR 38E))

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope includes implementation of 4-lane arterial street per Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards to accommodate both significant regional traffic and local traffic, and address safety issues.  Improvements include additional through lanes, auxiliary turn lanes, intersection improvements, curb and gutter, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, median, and storm sewer.  This important regional connection is currently a two-lane (one lane each direction) road with a center turn lane and is experiencing significant congestion, delay, emissions, and safety concerns. 

Project Budget:  $5,380,000 ($3,834,025 federal grant, $1,545,975 local match,).  The grant is  administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

The project is a partnership between the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County.  We were awarded a Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) for $3,834,025 and will provide a local match of $1,545,975.  The local match is being funded from the Regional Transportation Capital Expansion Fees that the City of Fort Collins collects for Larimer County.

PROJECT STATUS

Preliminary design is under review with approval expected in June, with right of way acquisitions starting in June/July 2021 and construction in 2022 and/or 2023.

CONTACT:

Erich Purcell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5733
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Red Feather Lakes Road Drainage Improvements

Project No. 338

(CR 74E Culvert Replacement)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

A 10-ft x 8-ft box culvert will be replaced using a tunnel liner system and a secondary steel pipe will be installed adjacent to it (which requires boring or pipe ramming the new pipe under the roadway).  The concrete box culvert is just east of the Lonepine Trailhead (at the curves with guardrail). The construction contract was awarded to Underground Infrastructure Technologies.

Project Budget:  $1,000,000

PROJECT STATUS

Underground Infrastructure Technologies LLC (UIT) has been awarded the work in the amount of $869,425.00. Work on the tunnel lining and pipe ramming is complete with punchlist items remaining.

Impacts to traffic during construction will be minimal except during times of equipment and material deliveries.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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County Road 70 (Owl Canyon Road) & County Road 9 Roadway Improvements

Project No. 339

(CR 70 (Owl Canyon Road) between CR 9 and I-25 & CR 9 from CR 70 to the new Larimer County North Landfill

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project Includes 1.5 miles of roadway widening and reconstruction of CR 70 from the CR 9 intersection to just west of I-25. The project also includes 4 miles of roadway widening of CR 9 from the CR 70 intersection to the new Larimer County North Landfill entrance. Both roadway widening projects will accommodate two lanes of roadway and 6 to 8 foot wide paved shoulders. Bridges will be replaced at several irrigation canal crossings and major/minor drainage ways. Intersections improvements are planned for both the C9 and CR 7-5J intersections.

PROJECT STATUS

The project kicked off its initial planning efforts in late Fall of 2020 and hired the engineering firm SEH to design and prepare construction plans for the project. Conceptual plans were completed in around the beginning of 2021 with preliminary level planning and design effort ongoing over the next several months. Preliminary designs were presented to the Larimer County Agricultural Advisory Board on May 12, 2021 at their bimonthly meeting to gain input on the several intersection alternatives that are being analyzed with the project. Multiple meetings have been conducted with several landowners along the corridor to discuss project impacts throughout the last 6 months. A public meeting is expected to take place to get input from users and adjacent landowners sometime in June of 2021. Notices of said meeting will be sent to property owners along the corridors.

The project is tentatively scheduled to be under construction in late Fall of 2021 and continue through late summer of 2022.

Project Budget:  $10 million. The project is funded throughLarimer County Road and Bridge and Larimer County Solid Waste funds.

CONTACT:

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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Last County Segment of Poudre River Trail Planned

Project No. 5025

(Poudre River Trail – CR 32E to Timnath)

Last Updated: June, 2021

 

SCOPE OF WORK

A ten foot wide concrete trail with soft shoulders will be constructed from a trail on the south side of CR 32E (east of the River Bluffs trailhead) north to the Timnath South subdivision – approximately one mile.  This segment is part of several segments included in GOCO (Great Outdoors Colorado) and CDOT grants.  The other segments that are part of the grants are in  in the City of Fort Collins and the Towns of Timnath and Windsor.  With CDOT’s replacement of the Interstate 25 Poudre River Bridge these combined projects will complete the trail between Fort Collins and Greeley.

PROJECT STATUS

The design for this segment is still being finalized as various alignments are considered. Construction is anticipated in 2022.

CONTACT:

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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Resurfacing of Red Mountain Road (CR 37)

Project No. 6015

(CR 37 Improvements)

Last Updated: June, 2021

SCOPE OF WORK

The County Road & Bridge Department will place a 6” 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 will be raised and snow collection side ditches excavated.  A strip of land adjacent to the roadway outside the fence lines was acquired from several property owners on the north end of the project.  

The initially proposed 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 NOT be included in the work.

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

PROJECT STATUS

Construction by County Road & Bridge forces was started in the fall of 2019.  Work was suspended due to weather over the winter months and started back up in early April of 2020.  Work occurred for a couple of months and was suspended through the summer. Work has begun again and will continue on and off into the summer of 2021 and possibly into the fall.

CONTACT

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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Replacement of Dale Creek Structures in Design

Project No. 6018

(Replacement of Dale Creek Structures)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The existing timber bridges built in the 1930s are in poor condition and have been scheduled for replacement. Design of the replacement structures (LR45E-1.3-S287, LR45E-0.4-S287, and LR45E-0.2-S287) are underway. This includes hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to appropriately size each replacement structure.

Project Budget:  $30,000 (Design)

PROJECT STATUS

Work to replace the LR45E-1.3-S287 is expected to take place this summer by Road & Bridge. The remaining two bridges are scheduled for replacement in 2022 and 2023.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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Pedestrian Improvements Planned Along 57th Street and Highway 287

Project No. 8096

(Pedestrian Improvements at 57th Street & SH 287)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

Larimer County has been awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant for a sidewalk improvement project at the intersection of Highway 287 and E 5th Street.  The project will include approximately 1.3 miles of sidewalk that will provide non-motorized connections along 57th Street east of US 287 and along US 287 to existing bus stops. 

Project Budget:  $1,362,500

PROJECT STATUS

Preliminary design is complete and we will begin working with utility providers as needed to relocated infrastructure in conflict. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Installation on County Road 21C North of County Road 54G

Project No. 8087

(County Road 54G and County Road 21C)

Last Updated: June, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The existing curb ramps and sidewalk along Country Road 21C north of 54G need to be replaced to bring them into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  The sidewalk cross slope and curb ramp slopes are out of compliance.  The walk will also be widened to 5’ to meet current standards. 

Project Budget:  $200,000

PROJECT STATUS

The design is complete and the project will be bid and constructed in 2022.  The work will take approximately 2 months to complete.

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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Buckhorn Road West of CR 27

Project No. 9330

County Road 44H (Buckhorn Road) Flood Repair

Last Updated: June, 2021

 

SCOPE OF WORK

From the end of the asphalt west of County Road 27 to Ballard Road (Forest Road 129) the grade of County Road 44H will be raised to the pre 2013 flood elevation.  The entire 10.13 mile length will be surfaced with a 6 inch depth of road base.  The road will remain on its present alignment and not impact Buckhorn Creek.  However, the first six culvert crossings of the Buckhorn Creek west of CR  27 will be replaced with concrete box culverts ranging in size from 25’x8’ to 15’x7’.  The existing 84” culvert approximately 0.4 east of Ballard Road will be extended a few feet on each end.

Construction Budget:  $7,300,000

PROJECT STATUS

Final approval for the project was given by FEMA in September 2020.  The project has been bid and awarded to Flatiron Constructors and work began on the project in early January 2021.  Work is underway.  All of the concrete box culverts have been completed and work has begun to haul in the fill material to bring the road back to pre-flood elevations.  Once that is complete, the gravel will be hauled in to complete the final grading.  The project is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2021.

We realize there will need to be coordination between the county and property owners in the area who are working to clean up and rebuild as a result of the 2020 Cameron Peak Fire.  Please contact either Rusty McDaniel (contact info listed below) or the Jason Fagette, the construction manager for the project to schedule various work events.  Jason can be reached at 970-459-0376.

CONTACT

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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Big Elk Meadows Road (CR 47) to be Reconstructed

Project No. 9332

(CR 47 Permanent Roadway Flood Repairs)

Last Updated: May, 2021
 

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 re-pave the damaged portions of roadway, asphalt patch and overlay the remaining paved sections within the two miles, construct the road back to the pre-flood elevation, and make the creek crossings more resilient during future high flow events.

Reconstruction/realignment work on County Road 47 from Highway 36 south approximately 900' occurred in 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 Consulting Group, 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 was suspended due to an appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Spring 2018 project funding reduction determination and a second scope change request for additional funds.  Larimer County then was in the process of determining what types of repairs and funding will be eligible for reimbursement from FEMA and State agencies.  In mid-2019, FEMA requested that Larimer County resume and advance the design as well as provide an updated cost estimate, both of which were submitted in November 2019 to the State DHSEM Office and FEMA.  FEMA still has yet to officially review this information.  Nonetheless, Larimer County worked in consultation with US Forest Service (USFS) throughout 2020 to finalize the stream crossing designs and received their support for those pending final environmental clearances, and again submitted this information to the State and FEMA for review in August 2020.  Larimer County has finalized and submitted environmental evaluations to the appropriate state and federal agencies in early 2021.  The environmental review and approval process may take another 1-2months.

Construction timelines can be better estimated once final plans and documents have been reviewed and approved by state and federal agencies.  Construction will not begin until Summer 2021 at the earliest.

Project Budget: Larimer County is seeking federal (FEMA – 75%) and state (-DHSEM and a HUD Community Block Grant – each 12.5%) reimbursement for the proposed repairs.  Preliminary Project Cost Estimate = $7,500,000; FEMA’s Spring 2018 funding determination only allows approximately $3,000,000.  Larimer County submitted the second scope change request in May 2018 for approximately $6,300,000 to build the road back to pre-flood conditions with new crossings sized to pass the 25-year event.  The May 2021 construction cost estimate is $7,325,000.

CONTACT:

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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