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.

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.

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 June 20 Project Updates

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    Listed below are the traffic impacts and road work to expect this week of June 20-24 for the Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Improvements project:

    1. Crews are continuing to install storms ewer in Harrison Ave. up to W. 4th Street. Work in Harrison Ave. will be complete by the middle of August.
    2. Paving of the bottom mat is currently occurring on W. 1st Street from Franklin Ave. to N. Sheridan Ave. Top mat will occur all in one paving activity at the conclusion of work on W. 1st St.
    3. Bulb outs are almost complete at N. Sheridan Ave. and will provide both water quality and a safe pedestrian crossing point on W. 1st Street.

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

  • Safety Notice

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    The City of Loveland is continually working to improve utility service to its customers. Part of this effort is the replacement of below-grade infrastructure segments of the storm sewer and water systems.

    To ensure the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project is completed safely, The City and our contractor, Connell Resources Inc., is reminding everyone to stay out of any fenced off area, to keep off equipment, and to take your time when traveling in the construction zone.

    It has also come to our attention that there have been children playing on or around the construction equipment and inside the construction excavations after hours. It is our top priority to keep everyone safe. If you see anyone playing on the equipment or in the excavation, please ask them to cease this behavior and call the police. Construction areas, especially those with open excavations, are can be very dangerous due to the possibility of trench collapse.

    Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be impacted throughout the duration of the project. Please use designated safe routes for pedestrians during the construction by following marked detour routes, abiding by closed sidewalk signs, and crossing at corners instead of crossing through the construction zone or through areas where the pavement has been removed. Plan for a little extra time to get through the construction site and be aware that these areas may pose slip, trip, or fall hazards. We realize taking these routes/measures will be a minor inconvenience; however, they have been designed for pedestrian safety. We would also like to remind you that parking will be impacted during this time and access to your residence might be temporarily limited as we install pipe adjacent to your property.

    We apologize in advance for any inconveniences, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation to help improve utility service to you and our other customers.

    We strive to provide our customers with excellent water and wastewater service. As this project progresses, please feel free to contact Carlos Medina at 970-962-3716 if you have questions or need additional information.

  • 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.


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