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The Larimer County Engineering Department and the Larimer County Solid Waste Department are currently in the design phase of planned improvements to CR 70 (Owl Canyon Rd) from CR 9 to I-25 and CR 9 from CR 70 to the new Larimer County North Landfill Entrance. Improvements to CR 70 (Owl Canyon Rd) are part of the next phase (Phase IV) of the 2008 Owl Canyon Roadway Corridor Plan. Roadway improvements to CR 9 are in preparation for the new Larimer County North Landfill development planned to be built approximately 4 miles north of CR 70. Improvements to CR 70 are fully funded by local County capital improvement funds while improvements to CR 9 are fully funded through the County Solid Waste Department.

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Project Scope

The main focus of the project is to widen and re-pave both roadways to accommodate existing and projected future traffic volumes. The eastern segment of CR 70 (Owl Canyon Rd) currently carries over 4,400 vehicles per day, including a large percentage of local and regional trucks. The continued growth the region is experiencing, and the added traffic expected to and from the new Larimer County North Landfill, necessitates a need for improvements to both roadways. Improvements to both roadways are expected to include the following:

CR 70 (Owl Canyon Rd)

Improve and widen 1.5 miles of CR 70 (Owl Canyon Rd) from CR 9 to I-25.

Add 6’-8’ paved shoulders for a total paved width of 36 to 40 feet to match the western previously completed phases of the Owl Canyon Roadway Corridor Plan.

Provide for minor vertical and horizontal geometric improvement to enhance intersection safety at the CR 70/9 and CR 70/7-5J intersections.

Improve the CR 70/9 intersection to include a single lane rural roundabout.

Improve the CR 70/7-5J intersection to include realignment and an added center turn lane.

Replace and lengthen two bridges on the North Poudre Irrigation Canal.

Replace, lengthen, and upsize the Boxelder Creek bridge just east of CR 9 to improve floodplain conveyance.

CR 9

Improve and widen 4 miles of CR 9 from CR 70 to the new Larimer County North Landfill entrance.

Add 6’ paved shoulders for a total paved width of 36 feet.

Add a dedicated left hand turn lane at the North Landfill entrance.

Replace, lengthen, and upsize the drainage structure on CR 9 just north of CR 70 in order to improve floodplain conveyance.

Replace and/or improve minor drainage structures as needed along the length of the project.

Project Status

Design and construction plans are currently being prepared for the road project. Planned improvements being made to CR 9 are contingent on the approval of the new Larimer County North Landfill site development by both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners.

Larimer County Engineering staff has held meetings with several of the adjacent property owners along the corridors and presented the road project to the Larimer County Agricultural Advisory Board in May of 2021. Additional public outreach is planned throughout the late Summer/Fall of 2021 with a public open house planned for August 16, 2021 and right-of-way acquisition offerings and negotiations to follow with affected landowners.

Contact Us

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

Published on: 
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:33am

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