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

Project No. 303

(County Road 54G and 19)

Last Updated: October, 2020
 

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

The culvert replacement and northbound right turn lane are complete.  County Road 19 is part of the County overlay project this year; once the overlay is complete the northbound right will be striped.   The new signal poles are expected to arrive this Fall and will be installed this Fall or early Winter.

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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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: October, 2020
 

 

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

The General Contractor (Coulson Excavating) is complete with all paving activities throughout the length of the project with the exception of the work around the Consolidated Home Supply Lake Ditch crossing. Reconstruction of the box culvert across the ditch crossing is currently underway. A paved detour will be constructed across the ditch crossing so traffic flow will not be impacted. The reconstruction of the box culvert is anticipated to be completed in December of 2020.

CONTACT

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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Douglas Road (CR 54) / State Highway 1 Signalization  

Project No. 325

Douglas Road (CR 54) / SH 1 Intersection

Last Updated: October, 2020
 

 

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 Douglas Road (CR 54) / State Highway 1 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.

Final design is complete, the project will be put out to bid this fall.  Construction is planned for fall/winter of 2020.

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: October, 2020

 

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

Preliminary design is finalizing and the property owner coordination is beginning. Initial site environmental impact inspections were completed in the Fall of 2019 and are currently being finalized. Additional site surveys and buried utility investigations are underway and expected to continue through the – summer/fall. Initial landowner meetings are also underway to discuss right of way acquisition needs and project impacts on affected properties along the corridor. Construction is anticipated in 2021.

 

CONTACT

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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Red Feather Lakes Road Drainage Improvements

Project No. 328

(CR 74E Culvert Replacements)

Last Updated:  October, 2020
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Replace an existing 66” steel and concrete pipe culvert in poor condition on CR 74E at the east approach to McNey Hill:

Project Budget:  $850,000

PROJECT STATUS

 

Construction on the culvert near McNey Hill began May 26, 2020 and is substantially complete.  Remaining work included fencing, seeding and minor cleanup.

Traffic has been placed back on 74E. The Contractor will continue working outside of the 2-lanes of travel with minimal traffic disruption.

CONTACT

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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CR 13 (South Lemay Avenue) Curve Realignment at Donath Lake

Project No. 330

(CR 13 Curve Improvement)

Last Updated: October, 2020

 

SCOPE OF WORK

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

 

Budget:  $740,000

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey completed, preliminary design complete.  Coordination with property owner and Louden Irrigating Company is ongoing. Construction will be pending right-of-way negotiation and when irrigation flows are off.

CONTACT

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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Paved Shoulders to be Constructed on CR 14

Project No. 332

(CR 14 Shoulder Construction)

Last Updated: October, 2020
 

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 some utility relocation will begin in fall of 2020.  Right of Way and Temporary easement acquisition has begun.  Some tree removal is also expected to take place in fall of 2020.  More specifically, a row of trees just east of Freedom Ranch place on the North Side of CR14 will need to be removed to make room for the road widening.  These trees currently reside within Larimer County Right of way. Construction is anticipated TO BEGIN June 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: October, 2020
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Design of the replacement Masonville Bridge over the Buckhorn Creek is well underway. Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH) is moving into the final design phase for the project. The existing bridge is functionally obsolete and with increase in traffic volumes over the years the narrow bridge has become a safety issue.

Project Budget:  $235,000 (Design)

PROJECT STATUS

The project is in the final design phase. The public is welcome to provide comments; 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 

Meetings with property owners adjacent to the project have been occurring and the acquisition of both temporary and permanent easements is underway.

We anticipate advertising the project for bids in the November timeframe with construction starting in early 2021.  There are a large number of trees that will need to be removed on the northwest side of the bridge. 

CONTACT:

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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Link Lane Paving and Concrete Work

Project No. 334

(Link Lane Rehabilitation)

Last Updated: October, 2020
 

SCOPE OF WORK

Patch, level, pave, and remove and replaced damaged concrete on South Link Lane Avenue between the Colorado Highway (north side) frontage road and Lincoln avenue

Project Budget:  $500,000

PROJECT STATUS

Construction is now complete.

CONTACT:

Brian O'Donnell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5721
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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: October, 2020
 

 

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 will occur through 2020.  Construction is anticipated in 2021.

The preliminary design will be presented on the Larimer County website which has yet to be posted. 

Project Budget: $7.8 million is the preliminary 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: October, 2020
 

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 STATUS

Project startup has begun.  Traffic data and patterns are currently being analyzed.  Topographic survey is anticipated to begin End of October 2020.  Geotechnical investigation, beginning with collecting samples of soils by means of drilling is anticipated to begin in Early November 2020.

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: October, 2020
 

 

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 underway, with right of way acquisitions occurring in 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: October, 2020
 

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). Currently, AVI PC and Lithos Engineering are working to complete final plans and specifications.

Project Budget:  $1,000,000

PROJECT STATUS

The 10-ft x 8-ft concrete box culvert tunnel lining and pipe installation is scheduled to be bid in the fall of 2020  with construction in either late 2020 or early 2021.

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

CONTACT:

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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Last County Segment of Poudre River Trail to be Built

Project No. 5025

(Poudre River Trail – CR 32E to Timnath)

Last Updated: October, 2020

 

SCOPE OF WORK

A ten foot wide concrete trail with soft shoulders will be constructed from a trail soon to be built by the Town of Windsor 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 included in GOCO (Great Outdoors Colorado) and CDOT grants together with segments from 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

Repair work began April 20, 2020 and will continue through early July. A single-lane closure and flagging will be implemented from time to time and all traffic control changes or the need for a full closure will be updated in RESS. A full closure is anticipated starting the week of June 29 for 1 week only, followed by single-lane closures through the week of July 13 (project completion). The Contractor is currently working on deck repairs and getting prepared to install the new bridge rail.

 

CONTACT:

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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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)

Last Updated: October, 2020

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 is being 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.  Work occurred for a couple of months and was suspended through the summer. Work has begun again and likely continue into the Spring of 2021.

CONTACT

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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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: October, 2020
 

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

Larimer County had been awarded the TAP grant and design will begin this fall. Construction is anticipated in 2021.

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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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: October, 2020

 

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 pre 2013 flood elevation. The entire 10.13 mile length will be surfaced with a 4 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.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 pre 2013 flood elevation.  The entire 10.13 mile length will be surfaced with a 4 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:  Approximately $7,300,000. 

PROJECT STATUS

Final approval for the project was given by FEMA in September.  The project has been advertised for bids, and the bid opening occurred on October 13.  Work to award the project and get contracts signed is in process.  Start of construction was intended to begin in November 2020 but due to the  unknown impacts of the Cameron Peak Fire on the canyon, the start date may be delayed.

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: October, 2020
 

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 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.  Once FEMA has reviewed this information, Larimer County must finalize and submit environmental evaluations to the appropriate state and federal agencies.  The environmental review and approval process may take another 6 to 9 months.

Construction timelines can be better estimated once final plans and documents have been reviewed and approved by state and federal agencies.  However, construction will not begin in 2020.

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 November 2019 project estimate is $7,540,000.

CONTACT:

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
Email Matt Johnson