Douglas Road (CR 54) / State Highway 1 Signalization  

Project No. 325

Douglas Road (CR 54) / SH 1 Intersection

Last Updated: November, 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 has partnered with the City of Fort Collins to bid and construct the signal.   The City will operate, and maintain the signal once it is installed. 

Construction of the signal is complete with the exception of clean up and landscaping which is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

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: November, 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. Right of way plans have been completed and submitted to CDOT for review. With CDOT’s approval of the right of way plans, right of way offerings can be submitted to property owners, and acquisitions can be initiated. Construction is anticipated in the Spring to mid-summer of 2022.

CONTACT

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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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: November, 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 substantially complete.

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 substantially complete and the contractor is performing minor closeout tasks.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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County Road 8 and County Road 21 Intersection Improvements

Project No. 336

(CR 8 & CR 21 Intersection)

Last Updated: November, 2021
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The safety of the intersection at CR8 and CR21 has steadily declined  as there have been an increase in crashes over the past several years.  We are looking at different options 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:

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

Design of this project has been on hold though this summer due to staffing and consultant issues but is returning to active status in December.  Rights of Way acquisition is anticipated for Spring of 2022  Construction is still anticipated in late 2022 and/or 2023.

CONTACT:

Erich Purcell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5733
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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: November, 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,Preliminary designs were presented to the Larimer County Agricultural Advisory Board on May 12, 2021 at their bi-monthly 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 was held on August 16,2021 to gain input on the project from users and land owners in the area. Notices of said meeting were sent to over 500 property owners along both corridors. Meetings will be scheduled over the next several months with property owners where right-of-way acquisitions are needed and utility relocations will be initiated in the meantime.

The project is tentatively scheduled to be under construction in the Spring of 2022 and continue through late Fall of 2022 into the Winter of 2023.

Project Budget:  $10 million. The project is funded through Larimer 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: November, 2021

 

SCOPE OF WORK

A ten-foot-wide concrete trail with soft shoulders will be constructed from the 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 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: November, 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 began in the early fall and is now substantially complete.

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: November, 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 Fall 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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Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Installation on County Road 21C North of County Road 54G

Project No. 8087

(County Road 21C and County Road 54G)

Last Updated: November, 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:  $275,000

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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Pedestrian Improvements Planned Along 57th Street and Highway 287

Project No. 8096

(Pedestrian Improvements at 57th Street & SH 287)

Last Updated: November, 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.  Environmental impact inspections were completed and are being finalized.   We will begin draft right-of-way plans and identify necessary right-of-way acquisition needs this winter. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.

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: November, 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:  $7,500,000

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 late fall of 2021.

Additional damage has occurred to the road recently due to flooding that has resulted from the burn scar from the 2020 Cameron Peak Fire.  Work to repair the damage is being taken care of with the road construction.

We realize there will need to be ongoing 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 Jason Fagette, the construction manager for the project, to schedule various work events.  Jason can be reached at 970-459-0376.

The additional rock armoring of the road/creek bank has been completed and the contractor is in the final stages of placing and grading the new road base for the road surfacing.  Clean up efforts are underway to rehabilitate the staging areas and other areas that were impacted during the construction.  While the major road work is close to completion, additional work will occur in the spring and summer of 2022 to begin reestablishing vegetation along the 10 mile stretch of road.

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: November, 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 these damaged portions of roadway, asphalt patch and overlay the remaining paved sections within the two miles of flood damage, construct the road back to the pre-flood elevation, and make the creek crossings more resilient during future high flow events while passing a 25-year storm event.  An asphalt patching and overlay project will also be completed using Larimer County funds for the remainder of the paved portion of CR 47 to the Johnny Park Fork.

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

Larimer County has finalized and submitted environmental evaluations to the appropriate state and federal agencies in 2021.  The environmental reviews and approval processes are complete.

The project was advertised for bids on July 15th, 2021. The construction contract has been awarded to Dietzler Construction.  Construction on the three stream crossings has begun with traffic being diverted through a one-lane temporary traffic signalized operation.Paving will occur in mid-2022.

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. The construction cost estimate is $6,800,000.

CONTACT:

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