Red Feather Lakes Road Drainage Improvements

Project Nos. 294 & 328

(CR 74E Culvert Replacements)

Last Updated:  September, 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 almost complete – though lining of the existing culverts is being considered as an alternative to complete replacement.  The culverts at Parvin Lake will be replaced (lined?) fall of 2019 pending USFS and CPW approval.  The other two will be replaced late 2019 or in 2020 pending CPW approval.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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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: September, 2019
 

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 is also being considered. 

Project Budget:  $300,000

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey and utility locates are complete and preliminary design complete and private utility relocation is being coordinated.  The Culvert replacement is anticipated fall of 2019.  The right turn lane would likely be constructed in 2020.

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: September, 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

Final roadway, storm sewer and right-of-way plans are complete and have been submitted to CDOT.   Right –of –way acquisition is nearing completion.  City of Loveland water line relocation at the Home Supply Ditch is complete – coordinating with other utilities on relocation.  Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2019.

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: September, 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 County will design and construct the signal improvements. The City will construct, operate and maintain the signal once it is installed.

Preliminary design is underway and expected to be complete in Spring 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: September, 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 and a preliminary design are complete.  On-site environmental impact inspections and review are set to take place this fall.  Construction is anticipated in 2021.

CONTACT

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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Curve at North Side of Donath Lake to be Improved

Project No. 330

(CR 13 Curve Improvement)

Last Updated: September, 2019

 

SCOPE OF WORK

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

PROJECT STATUS

Site survey completed,  preliminary design complete.  Construction is anticipated late 2019 or 2020 pending right-of-way negotiation.

CONTACT

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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Paved Shoulders to be Constructed on CR 14

Project No. 332

(CR 14 Shoulder Construction)

Last Updated: September, 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 completed.  Construction is anticipated in 2020.

CONTACT:

Joe Temple, Project Manager
(970) 498-5717
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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: August, 2019
 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Design of the Masonville Bridge over the Buckhorn Creek is underway. SEH will be evaluating several bridge structure options and this will depend on the hydraulic analysis. Surveyors have been working to collect topographic information at key cross sections and subconsultants are scheduled to begin fieldwork (i.e. environmental studies, geotechnical boring, and utility exploration). SEH will work towards a 30% FIR submission for this fall.

Project Budget:  $235,000 (Design)

PROJECT STATUS

Design is currently underway.

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: September, 2019

 

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 (west of the River Bluffs trailhead) north to the Timnath South subdivision – approximately one mile.  This segment is included in an application for a GOCO grant together with segments from the City Of Fort Collins and the Towns of Timnath and Winsor.  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

Negotiations are underway with the final property owner to determine the trail alignment.

Construction is anticipated in 2020 pending GOCO award of grant.

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: September, 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

Construction is completed with ongoing restoration maintenance to continue through vegetation establishment.

CONTACT:

Erich Purcell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5733
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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: September, 2019

 

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

Final design is complete.

Road right-of-way purchases are being negotiated.

Construction by County Road & Bridge forces has started and will continue fall, winter and early spring through the spring of 2021.

CONTACT

Joe Temple
(970) 498-5717
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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: August, 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-September 2019.

Project Budget:  $566,000

PROJECT STATUS

The design is currently underway and the FIR submittal is complete. The FOR plan set is expected to be generated later this fall with work in late fall/early winter to complete the repairs.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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Sidewalk and Curb Ramp installation at the County Road 54G and 21C intersection

Project No. 8087

(County Road 54G and 21C)

Last Updated: September, 2019
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The existing curb ramps and sidewalk at the County Road 54G and 21C intersection need to be replaced to bring them into compliance with ADA requirements.  The northwest and northeast curb ramps will be replace as well as the sidewalk along County Road 21C.  A new curb ramp, sidewalk, curb and gutter will be constructed on the southwest corner.  A new sidewalk will be constructed on the southeast corner. 

Project Budget:  $200,000

PROJECT STATUS

Design is complete.  Additional right-of-way and construction easements are being negotiated with adjacent property owners.  Construction is anticipated for Fall of 2019.

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
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2019 Asphalt Overlay Project

Project No. 9078

(2019 Resurfacing Program)

Last Updated: August, 2019
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The following county roads will be patched and overlaid:

  • CR 69B - Association Drive to Town of Estes Park
  • CR 43 - Town of Estes Park to East side of Switchbacks
  • CR 8E - Hulson Place to CR 23
  • CR 16E - Surface Change to CR 21
  • CR 16 - CR 9 to Town of Johnstown

PROJECT STATUS

Paving at the front range locations has been completed.  Paving of CR 43 is in progress.  Guardrail replacement will begin in the switchbacks starting 9/23/2019 with shouldering of CR 43 following that.  Paving along CR 69B will begin Wednesday 9/18/2019.

CONTACT:

Erich Purcell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5733
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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: September, 2019

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The County was on track to advertise the project for bids in the spring 2018 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 $7,000,000. 

PROJECT STATUS

Revised plans and mitigation proposals have been approved by FEMA.  Environmental impacts are being reassessed with the US Forest Service.   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: September, 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 re-pave the damaged portions of roadway, asphalt 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, 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 FEMA’s 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.  That determination was made in mid-2018 and Larimer County has resumed project design and expects final plans to be ready for review by state and federal agencies in late 2019.

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 in 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 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.

CONTACT:

Matt Johnson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5724
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