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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: May, 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 summerand will be installed late this summer or early fall

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: May, 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

Utility relocation process has been on going over the last several months and should be complete within the next month.  The General Contractor (Coulson Excavating) for the roadway work has completed the storm sewer boring work under HWY 287 and is just starting to construct the paved detour intended for the deep storm sewer construction near the Prairie Star Development on CR 17. The project is being phased so that everything is being constructed from the south end of the project to the north.  

 

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: May, 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 nearly complete, and approval is anticipated this Spring.  Construction is planned for summer/fall 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: May, 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 set to be finalized this spring. Additional site surveys, right of way research, and buried utility investigations are underway and expected to continue through the - spring. 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:  May, 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:  $750,000

PROJECT STATUS

Construction on the culvert near McNey Hill will begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020 with a two-phase on-site detour. The work is expected to take place through August.

CONTACT

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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Curve at North Side of Donath Lake to be Improved

Project No. 330

(CR 13 Curve Improvement)

Last Updated: May, 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:  $830,600

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey completed, preliminary design complete.  Coordination with property owner and Louden Irrigating Company is ongoing. Construction is anticipated in 2020 or 2021 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: May, 2020
 

SCOPE OF WORK

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

Project Budget:  $1,100,000

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey completed.  Preliminary design is complete.  Utility relocation coordination has begun.  Right of Way and Temporary easement acquisition has begun. 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: May, 2020
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Design of the Masonville Bridge over the Buckhorn Creek is underway. Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH) will be evaluating several bridge structure options and this will depend on the hydraulic analysis. Surveyors have completed the topographic information at key cross sections and subconsultants have completed the preliminary fieldwork (i.e. environmental studies, geotechnical boring, and utility exploration). SEH will be submitted the 30% FIR plans by the end of May, 2020.
 

Project Budget:  $235,000 (Design)

PROJECT STATUS

Design is currently underway. A structure selection report was submitted for review to discuss pros/cons of different superstructure types (i.e. waterway opening, clearances, constructability, costs) and foundation types (i.e. driven steel H-piles vs. drilled concrete shafts). The 30% design plans, which expands upon the structure selection report, are expected for review in the next few weeks. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2021

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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Link Lane Paving and Concrete Work

Project No. 334

(Link Lane Rehabilitation)

Last Updated: May, 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

Design is complete.  Project is currently advertised for bid and the bid opening is May 22nd.  Construction is anticipated in Summer of 2020.

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: May, 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 6 to 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.

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 pending Covid-19 precautions. Construction is anticipated in 2021.

The preliminary design will be presented at a public open house which has yet to be scheduled.. 

Project Budget: TBD.  The project will be funded entirely by Larimer County.

CONTACT:

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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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: May, 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

Design is planned to begin in 2020, 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: May, 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 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 looking at tunneling options.

Project Budget:  $1,000,000

PROJECT STATUS

The 10-ft x 8-ft concrete box culvert tunnel lining and pipe installation has been moved to Fall 2020 (est. October) to accommodate the additional tunneling design and environmental permitting required at that location.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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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: May, 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

We were successful in getting the GOCO grant and design is underway.  Construction is anticipated in 2021.

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: May, 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 will occur for a couple of months and then be suspended through the summer and started again in early fall 2020 and likely continue into 2021.

 

CONTACT

Rusty McDaniel, Assistant County Engineer
(970) 498-5730
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Design of Repairs to LR52E-0.1-23 and LR52E-0.2-23 Bridges

Project No. 8066

(LR52E-0.1-23 and LR52E-0.2-23 over the Cache La Poudre River)

Last Updated: May, 2020
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project consists of the design of repairs to the LR52E-0.1-23 and LR52E-0.2-23 bridges based on the preliminary Inspection, evaluation, and recommendations report prepared by Alfred Benesch & Company (dated November 2018). Plans, details, and specifications will be prepared for the following repairs: deck overlay replacement, deck joint replacements, concrete pier cap repairs, bearing repairs, railing improvements, and concrete testing. 

Project Budget:  $700,000

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. The Contractor is currently finishing up repairs to the substructure and the re-installation of riprap at the abutments.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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Sidewalk and Curb Installation at Country Club Road and State Highway 1

Project No. 8094

(Country Club Road and Highway 1)

Last Updated: May, 2020
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The existing curb ramps and sidewalk on the southeast corner of Highway 1 and Country Club Road will be replaced in order to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  The improvements will extend from Highway 1 to Ford Lane

Project Budget:  $100,000

PROJECT STATUS

Construction is underway and expected to be complete summer of this year.

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: May, 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 $7,000,000. 

PROJECT STATUS

Final environmental reviews and approvals are complete, the final construction plans and specifications are in review by FEMA, and it is anticipated the project can be advertised for bids in the summer of 2020.

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, 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