Douglas Road (CR 54) / State Highway 1 Signalization  

Project No. 325

Douglas Road (CR 54) / SH 1 Intersection

Last Updated: May, 2022

 

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 Spring of 2022.

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, 2022

 

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 right of way acquisition process has been underway over the last several months. Environmental impact inspections were completed and are being finalized. Initial utility relocation efforts are expected to be ongoing over the next several months.  Construction is anticipated in the Fall of 2022 thru early Summer 2023.

CONTACT

Jake Wilson, Project Manager
(970) 498-5723
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County Road 8 and County Road 21 Intersection Improvements

Project No. 336

(CR 8 & CR 21 Intersection)

Last Updated: May, 2022
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The safety of the intersection at CR 8 and CR 21 has steadily declined with an increasing number of accidents over the past several years.  CR 8 serves as an important route for traffic traveling both east and west, and continued growth in the region has made it imperative to provide a solution that addresses safety and efficiency at the intersection. Alternative designs have been analyzed to accomplish this while minimizing impacts on adjacent landowners, and a roundabout design has emerged as the preferred alternative. Improvements to the intersection will be fully funded by local County capital improvement funds.

Project Budget:  $1.5 million


PROJECT STATUS

Project startup has begun. Traffic data and patterns have been analyzed.  Topographic survey and geotechnical investigation are complete. Utility coordination has begun to identify and address potential conflicts. Alternative designs have been compared and analyzed regarding impacts, efficiency, and costs. A roundabout design is the recommended alternative. Project design is underway. A public open house has been held and meetings with landowners will continue through the summer. Right-of-way acquisitions are planned to occur mid-2022. Utility relocation work is expected to occur during Summer 2022. Construction is scheduled for Fall 2022 and may continue into Spring 2023.

 

CONTACT:

Devin Traff,  Project Manager
(970) 498-5731
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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, 2022

 

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 had been on hold due to staffing and consultant issues but has now returned to active status.  Rights of Way acquisition is anticipated for late spring/early summer 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: May, 2022
 

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 Fall of 2022 and continue through the Summer 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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Monroe Avenue Bridge Replacement

Project No. 341

(Replacement of Bridge LR13E-0.3-24E Over Horseshoe Inlet)

Last Updated: May, 2022
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The design of replacement of the existing 2-span rubble arch culvert on Monroe Avenue is underway. The increase in traffic volumes over the years, coupled with the narrowness of the structure, has become a safety issue. The design work is slated to be a partnership between Larimer County and the City of Loveland to incorporate a more urban section to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. Design is expected to continue through 2022.

Project Budget:  $350,000 (Design)

PROJECT STATUS

Preliminary design is underway.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, P.E., Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
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Last County Segment of Poudre River Trail Planned

Project No. 5025

(Poudre River Trail – CR 32E to Timnath)

Last Updated: May, 2022

 

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 final alignment has been decided and final design is underway. Construction is anticipated in the second half of 2022.

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: May, 2022
 

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-0.4-S287, and LR45E-0.2-S287) are underway. This includes hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to appropriately size each replacement structure.

Project Budget:  $50,000 (Design)

PROJECT STATUS

Work to replace the LR45E-0.4-S287 structure is expected to begin late spring 2022. The remaining 10-span timber bridge (LR45E-0.2-S287) work is expected to take place in 2023.

CONTACT:

Morgan Fay, P.E., Project Manager
(970) 498-5739
Email Morgan Fay

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: May, 2022
 

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

Construction started on May 11, and is expected to last 4 weeks.  The contractor will start on the east side of Overland Trail and continue north to the irrigation ditch, then jump over to the west side and work from the ditch to the south. 

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: May, 2022

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

Final design is underway, and utility providers are coordinating relocates.  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 spring and begin acquisitions this summer.  Construction is anticipated to begin in fall or winter of 2022.

 

CONTACT:

Clint Jones, Project Manager
(970) 498-5727
Email Clint Jones

Westridge Estates PID Overlay

Project No. 8507

(Overlay of Westridge Estates PID)

Last Updated: May, 2022
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The project will include a 2” overlay of all subdivision roads, patching, and an installation of a rollover curb at the mailbox to facilitate drainage. Taper milling will occur along concrete and new 2’ gravel shoulders will be installed.

Project Budget:  $ 372,584.91

 

PROJECT STATUS

The contractor has been selected and work is planned to begin on May 23rd. The work will take approximately two weeks to complete.

 

CONTACT:

Devin Traff, Project Manager
(970) 498-5731
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Overlay & Reconstruction on

Horseshoe View Estates North PID Overlay & Reconstruction

Project No. 8508

(Overlay & Reconstruction within Horseshoe View Estates North and Grasslands PIDs)

Last Updated: May, 2022
 

SCOPE OF WORK

This project will include an overlay and reconstruction of roads within the Horseshoe View Estates North and Grasslands PIDs.

The Horseshoe View Estates North project will include a 2” overlay and patching of N. Saint Louis Avenue and a full reconstruction of Oakwood Court. Taper milling will occur along concrete and new 2’ gravel shoulders will be installed. Two new concrete curb ramps will be installed on sidewalks at the southern corners of Oakwood Court.

The Horseshoe View Estates North project will include a 2” overlay and patching of a portion of 16th Street SW, a full reconstruction of a portion of 16th Street SW, and a full reconstruction of Huago Court. New 2’ gravel shoulders will be installed along the overlay section.

Project Budget:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­$366,494.00

 

PROJECT STATUS

The contractor has been selected. Grasslands work is planned to begin on May 31st and work at Horseshoe View Estates North is expected to begin in early August. The work will take approximately two weeks to complete for each PID.

 

CONTACT:

Devin Traff, Project Manager (Horseshoe View North)
(970) 498-5731
Email Clint Jones

Jake Wilson, Project Manager (Grasslands)
(970) 498-5723
Email Jake Wilson

2022 Overlay

Project No. 9085

(2022 Resurfacing Program)

Last Updated: May, 2022
 

SCOPE OF WORK

The following county roads will be patched and overlaid:

  • CR 74E - CR 69 to Alpine Elk Ranch Lane
  • CR 74E - Mounta Moriah Rd 3.2 Miles West of CR 37 (end of previous overlay project)

Budget:  $5.2 Million

 

PROJECT STATUS

Paving is anticipated to begin mid-July.

 

CONTACT:

Erich Purcell, Project Manager
(970) 498-5733
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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, 2022
 

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 began in late September 2021 and will continue through the Spring of 2022 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