Red Feather Lakes Road Drainage Improvements

Project Nos. 294 & 328

(CR 74E Culvert Replacements)

Last Updated:  March, 2019
 

 

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 summer of 2019 pending USFS and CPW approval.  The other two will be replaced fall of 2019 pending CPW approval.

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: March, 2019
 

 

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

Roadway, storm sewer and right-of-way plans are complete.   Right-of-way acquisition has begun.  City of Loveland water line relocation at the Home Supply Ditch is complete – coordinating with other utilities on relocation.  Construction is anticipated summer 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: March, 2019

 

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 underway through mid-July 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:  $3,800,000

PROJECT STATUS

Project construction is currently underway; the deep foundations were installed and the abutments, wingwalls, and pier columns/cap were also cast. The next critical path item is the girder erection which is scheduled for March 25-26.

CONTACT

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

Project No. 322

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

Last Updated: March, 2019

 

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

Larimer County hired an engineering consulting firm, Interwest, to design and prepare construction plans.  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 ongoing in 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.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

Work began on the CR 72 Detour on January 7th, 2019, and lasted approximately two weeks.  The detour route will be along CR 72 between CR 19 and CR 15.  CR 70 between CR 19 and CR 15 will be closed as crews remove and replace the two bridges and reconstruct the two miles of roadway.  The CR 70 Closure began on January 17, 2019, and will last until late Summer / early Fall 2019.

Through traffic will not be allowed across the two bridges or within the two miles of CR 70 during construction. 

Residents and landowners will have driveway access to their properties at all times (other than periodic minor delays) within the CR 70 closure limits during the project.  Garbage collection services and delivery services will also be allowed access.  

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: March, 2019
 

 

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 is continuing to progress.  Much of the concrete pavement will be completed by the middle of January.  Due to temperatures, final paving will not happen until the spring of 2019.  Because of this change to the paving schedule, there will not be a lot of construction activity occurring in February.

We do not anticipate closing the intersection during construction except for a week long-closure that we anticipate occurring in the summer of 2019 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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Douglas Road (CR 54) / State Highway 1 Signalization  

Project No. 325

Douglas Road (CR 54) / SH 1 Intersection

Last Updated: March, 2019
 

 

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 City will design and construct the signal and the County will design and construct the site improvements that are part of the signal construction. The City will operate and maintain the signal once it is installed.

Design is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019 with installation of the signal occurring in late 2019 or 2020.

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: March, 2019

 

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 will be done soon.  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: March, 2019

 

SCOPE OF WORK

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

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey to be completed soon.  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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Paved Shoulders to be Constructed on CR 14

Project No. 332

(CR 14 Shoulder Construction)

Last Updated: March, 2019
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

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

Project Budget:  TBD

 

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey to be completed soon.  Construction is anticipated late 2019 or 2020.

 

CONTACT:

Joe Temple, Project Manager

(970) 498-5717

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Poudre River Channel and Wetlands Restoration Underway

Project No. 5034

Restoration of the Poudre River at River Bluffs Open Space

Last Updated: March, 2019

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The River Bluffs Restoration Project provides a unique opportunity to reconnect the Cache la Poudre River channel with large areas of floodplain to help restore riparian wetland habitat and provide a truly resilient river corridor that can adjust to, and absorb, large flood events. Floodplain reconnection will help attenuate flood water levels and trap sediment which will help reduce flooding risk downstream.

A primary project component is removal/regrading of earthen berms to reconnect the old relic channel and surrounding floodplain and re-create benches and overflow channels to increase riparian wetland habitat. The low flow channel will be narrowed, and large wood structures added to promote pool-riffle habitat.

Project construction entails large volumes of earthwork to reconnect the floodplain; narrowing the current channel, transplanting existing vegetation, revegetation of disturbed areas, and removing trash and concrete rubble from the site.

Project Budget:  $1.6 Million

PROJECT STATUS

EDGE Contracting Inc. has been making steady progress through the winter weather including finishing the mass grading, installation of many of the large wood structures as well as other grade control structures in the overflow channel.  Construction will continue into April with fine grading, soil preparation, and seeding. 

The project will then take a break during spring runoff resuming in late June for final planting.

CONTACT:

Erich Purcell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5733
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Larimer County Landfill 2019

Phase 5A Closure Project

Project No. 5516

(Excavation and Embankment)

Last Update: March, 2019

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project consists of construction of a permanent earthen cap being placed on Phase 5A of the Larimer County Landfill’s phased closure plan. The project will take place at the Larimer County’s Landfill southwest of the City of Fort Collins. The project will consist of approximately 155,000 cubic yards of excavation and embankments, 28,000 cubic yards of topsoil, and construction surveying.
Project Budget: $850,000

PROJECT STATUS

The project is currently being solicited for bids with the bid opening set for March 25, 2019. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of July.

CONTACT:

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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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 Permanent Roadway Flood Repairs)

Last Updated: March, 2019

 

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 completed this spring.

Construction by County Road & Bridge forces will begin possibly this year.

CONTACT

Joe Temple
(970) 498-57217
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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: March 2019
 

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 Benesch (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. Benesch is expected to complete the final design of the repairs by mid-July 2019.

Project Budget:  $566,000

PROJECT STATUS

The design is underway with the FIR submittal expected in April 2019. Concrete testing was complete on the bridge to determine if a higher load capacity could be allowed.  

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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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: March, 2019

 

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 but not the US Forest Service yet.  Environmental impacts are being reassessed.   It’s hoped construction can begin this year.

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: March, 2019

 

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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Wildbriar Lane Bridge Replacement

Project No. 9363

(Replacement of Bridge No. LRB5-1135BTC over the Big Thompson River)

Last Updated: March 2019
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project includes the replacement of a low-water crossing on Wildbriar Lane over the Big Thompson River approximately 4 miles from the mouth of the canyon in Cedar Cove. The existing multi-barrel low-water crossing will be replaced with a 2-box prestressed concrete box girder bridge on steel piles and concrete abutment caps. Construction began on January 22, 2019 and will run through late-April 2019. The design and construction of the project is FEMA-funded.

Project Budget:  $567,711.00

PROJECT STATUS

Project construction is currently underway. Walsh installed the steel H-piles last week; the next critical path item is to cast the abutments and to install the keyed in riprap.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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