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Link to the new Road Weather Information Stations

Road and Bridge recently completed the installation of two Road Weather Information Stations (RWIS).  You may have noticed the 30’ steel lattice towers installed at the intersection of CR 52E and CR 27 (Stove Prairie) and at the intersection of CR 74E and CR 67A (Red Feather Lakes). 

Each RWIS location is designed to give us real time information on weather conditions 24 hours a day and that information can be accessed from anywhere an internet connection is available.  Each station includes monitors that report the following information

  • Ambient air temperature, dew point, relative humidity, barometric pressure, visibility
  • Presence, type, and rate of precipitation
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Surface temperature of the roadway

In addition to the weather monitors each installation also includes a camera that sends updated photos every 10 minutes showing the condition of the roadway.

We are excited about the addition of these stations as it will allow us to monitor weather and road conditions remotely and make better decisions regarding the appropriate timing and level of response required to weather events.

 

 

County Road 44H Reconstruction 

The County was on track to advertise the project for bids this spring after a full Environmental Assessment but FEMA just recently defunded the greater reconstruction project and will fund only improvements to bring the road back to pre-flood conditions plus some undetermined mitigation work. Revised plans will be presented to FEMA in May for review.  It’s unknown when construction may begin.

County Road 80C Resurfacing Project

SCOPE OF WORK

The Road and Bridge Department is working on a project to surface a nine-mile section of County Road 80C between Cherokee Meadows Road and County Road 59.  This section of road is currently a native surface and will receive a six-inch layer of aggregate base course.  The project will include improvements to the roadside drainage, replacement of several drainage culverts, minor width and horizontal alignment improvements and the import and placement of ~45,000 tons of aggregate base course. 

SCHEDULE

Road and Bridge crews began work on the project in December of 2017. After being suspended to make way for summer projects, work on this project has resumed for the fall and is currently expected to be completed in Spring of 2019.

Estes Park Facility
543 Elm Road
Estes Park, CO 80517

Laramie River Facility
21137 CR #103
Glendevey, CO
(mail: Jelm, WY 82063)

Livermore Facility
124 West CR 74E
Livermore, CO 80545

Loveland Facility
2205 East SH #402
Loveland, CO 80537

Stove Prairie Facility
17218 CR #52
Bellvue, CO 80512

Waverly Facility
241 W. CR #70
Waverly, CO 80549

FAST FACTS

ROADS

387 Miles of  paved roads, 419 Miles of non-paved road, 99 Miles of Subdivision Roads

  • 387 Miles of  paved roads (48%)
  • 419 Miles of non-paved roads (52%)
  • 99 Miles of Subdivision Roads

Average Vehicle Miles Traveled on Larimer County Roads

  • Paved Roads = 292.8 Million VMT (91%)
  • Non-paved Roads = 28.3 Million VMT (9%)

SNOW & ICE CONTROL

  • 682 Mainline miles plowed
  • 89 Subdivisions = 86 miles plowed
  • 5,197 tons of ice & traction control material utilized
  • Average number of man hour per year on snow events = 10,063 hours

STRUCTURES & SIGNS

  • 202 Major structures (>20 ft.)
  • 476 Minor structures (<20 ft.)
  • 4,000+ Cross culverts
  • 10,100 Sign mounts w/ 11,964 sign panels
  • Road & Bridge Mill Levy (2017) = 1.0
  • $20.00 = Road & Bridge portion of property tax on a residential structure valued at $250,000 (with only $12.40 retained by Larimer County).
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Paved road

CONNECT WITH US - ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT

ADDRESS: 2643 Midpoint, Suite C, Fort Collins, CO 80525
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:30pm
PHONE: (970) 498-5650
EMAIL: rab-admin@co.larimer.co.us |  Seasonal Employee Login

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