Garfield/Harrison Project

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The underground water quality structure was delivered by two trucks, combined, it weighs close to 47,000 lbs and is 17ft long

Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Projects

Starting in January 2022, the City of Loveland, in partnership with Connell Resources, will begin the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project. This project will occur in four separate phases and take place over the next four years (approximately one phase per year.) This webpage includes important project updates to keep you informed.

Stay informed and contact us with questions.

Project Schedule

Phase 1 will occur in 2022. Typical working hours will be Monday through Friday from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night and weekend work will be occasional and announced in advance.

Traffic Impacts

1st Street will be closed from January through the summer of 2022. There will be sidewalk and road closures for a portion of W. 1st Street from N. Taft Avenue to Cleveland Avenue. To avoid the closure, detours will be in place through the duration of Phase 1. Travelers should be prepared for delays.

Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this week of March 28-April 1 for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Improvements project:

  • Crews are working to finish the outfall structure in order to start restoration next to the river.
  • Access from the west has been closed except for access to the glass shop.
  • Storm sewer will start being installed in 1st Street followed by the water line.

All work activities are subject to weather conditions. Stay safe and be sure to go slow in the cone zone.

Overall Project Improvements

  • Replace and upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure to address existing drainage problems and meet current stormwater criteria. Install 18- to 60-inch diameter storm sewer.
  • Replace existing waterlines and valves to address aging infrastructure with a history of leaks.
  • Replace pavement including asphalt patching, milling, overlays, or full street reconstruction where project components are installed.
  • Rehabilitate and replace concrete as well as ADA improvements.
  • Provide stormwater quality treatment measures within the stormwater system.

What are expected project impacts?

Impacts will be kept as minimal as possible. There may be sidewalk and lane closures as well as detours with flaggers in place. Travelers should be prepared for delays.

What other facts do I need to know?

  • Estimated project cost: $12.3 million
  • Estimated project timeline: Four phases over four years
  • Phase 1 estimated timeline: January 2022 - 2023
  • Location: Along the Garfield/Harrison corridor in Loveland
  • Contractor: Connell Resources
  • Primary Design Firm: ICON Engineering

Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Projects

Starting in January 2022, the City of Loveland, in partnership with Connell Resources, will begin the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project. This project will occur in four separate phases and take place over the next four years (approximately one phase per year.) This webpage includes important project updates to keep you informed.

Stay informed and contact us with questions.

Project Schedule

Phase 1 will occur in 2022. Typical working hours will be Monday through Friday from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night and weekend work will be occasional and announced in advance.

Traffic Impacts

1st Street will be closed from January through the summer of 2022. There will be sidewalk and road closures for a portion of W. 1st Street from N. Taft Avenue to Cleveland Avenue. To avoid the closure, detours will be in place through the duration of Phase 1. Travelers should be prepared for delays.

Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this week of March 28-April 1 for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Improvements project:

  • Crews are working to finish the outfall structure in order to start restoration next to the river.
  • Access from the west has been closed except for access to the glass shop.
  • Storm sewer will start being installed in 1st Street followed by the water line.

All work activities are subject to weather conditions. Stay safe and be sure to go slow in the cone zone.

Overall Project Improvements

  • Replace and upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure to address existing drainage problems and meet current stormwater criteria. Install 18- to 60-inch diameter storm sewer.
  • Replace existing waterlines and valves to address aging infrastructure with a history of leaks.
  • Replace pavement including asphalt patching, milling, overlays, or full street reconstruction where project components are installed.
  • Rehabilitate and replace concrete as well as ADA improvements.
  • Provide stormwater quality treatment measures within the stormwater system.

What are expected project impacts?

Impacts will be kept as minimal as possible. There may be sidewalk and lane closures as well as detours with flaggers in place. Travelers should be prepared for delays.

What other facts do I need to know?

  • Estimated project cost: $12.3 million
  • Estimated project timeline: Four phases over four years
  • Phase 1 estimated timeline: January 2022 - 2023
  • Location: Along the Garfield/Harrison corridor in Loveland
  • Contractor: Connell Resources
  • Primary Design Firm: ICON Engineering
  • Week of May 16 Project Updates

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    Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this week of May 16-20 for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Improvements project:

    1. Crews working in W. 1st Street are continuing to approach Harrison Ave. with the storm sewer and water lines.
    2. Milling on Harrison Ave. is complete and concrete storm sewer pipe is being staged on the street in anticipation of the school year ending on 5/27.
    3. Crews are working hard in order to complete work on Harrison Ave. before school begins in the fall.

    All work activities are subject to weather conditions. Stay safe and be sure to go slow in the cone zone. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Week of May 9 Project Updates

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    Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect the week of May 9-13 for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Improvements project:

    1. Crews are planting numerous types of vegetation at the storm sewer outfall near the river as restoration is completed.
    2. The storm sewer installation is approaching Harrison Avenue. Construction up Harrison Avenue will begin at the end of the school year.
    3. The waterline is continuing to be installed on W. 1st Street and roadway preparation is ongoing also.
  • Week of May 2 Project Updates

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    Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this week of May 2-6 for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Improvements project:

    1. Crews are working to excavate the roadway at Franklin Avenue and W. 1st Street to begin preparation for paving.
    2. The Loveland Glass parking lot is scheduled to be paved the week of May 9th.
    3. Storm sewer and waterlines continue to be installed along W. 1st Street with the storm sewer approaching Harrison Avenue.
  • Closed Sidewalk on N. Franklin Avenue to W. 1st Street

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    Starting on Monday, April 11, 2022, the sidewalk along N. Franklin Ave. between W. 8th Street to W. 1st Street will be closed. For public safety, the section will remain closed through April and will reopen on May 1. Closing this section will prohibit access from N. Franklin Ave. to the 1st Street bridge over the Big Thompson and areas such as Rivers Edge Natural Area. Construction crews will be working on the new inlets, removing the old sidewalk, and will set the new sidewalk during this timeframe for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project.

    Phase 1 of this project began late January 2022 and W. 1st Street will be closed through the fall of 2022. Travelers should be prepared for delays.

    Project Purpose

    • The purpose of this project is to replace and upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure to address existing drainage problems and meet current stormwater criteria.
    • Rehabilitate and replace concrete as well as ADA improvements.
    • Provide stormwater quality treatment measures within the stormwater system.

    Project Contact & Weekly Updates To sign up for weekly project updates, receive the latest information, or contact the project team, please email or call below.

    • Project Email: garfieldharrisonstormdrain@gmail.com
    • Website: www.letstalkloveland.org/garfieldharrisonproject
    • Project Hotline: 970.716.5155
    • Water Line Emergencies: 970.962.3456
  • Bill Reed Middle School Traffic Flow Map for Student Drop-off & Pickup

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    With the W. 1st Street closure, this map shows the interim traffic flow for student drop-off and pickup for Bill Reed Middle School. This encouraged traffic flow helps avoid the construction closure area and ensures a safe area for parents and students to get to and from school. Updates to the map will be made as the project progresses and school year changes from winter to spring.


  • Detour Map for Project Phase 1

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    As we work on phase 1 of the project, here is a detour map to help you travel around our W. 1st Street closure. The map below depicts what initial closures will be taking place (in the red color). Eastbound and westbound detours will direct traffic around these closures (green and blue arrows). River's Edge Natural Area and Centennial Park will remain open and accessible.


Page last updated: 13 May 2022, 10:35 AM