Garfield-Harrison Project

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The Garfield-Harrison Project is a large-scale master planned Stormwater project that began in January 2022. The City of Loveland has contracted with Connell Resources to build the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project. The four separate phases are expected to take place over the next four years (approximately one phase per year.) The project addresses the multiple drainage problems caused by aging infrastructure in the west part of downtown Loveland. Partnering with other City departments and divisions within Public Works, waterline, sanitary sewer, street resurfacing, and various concrete repairs would allow additional improvements to the area and project.

The four-year project is designed to improve the following:

  • Implementation of the City of Loveland Master Drainage Plan
  • Replacing and upgrading existing stormwater infrastructure to address existing drainage issues and meet current stormwater standards
  • Installing 18- to 60-inch diameter storm sewer pipes
  • Replacing existing waterlines and valves to address aging infrastructure
  • Replacing pavement including asphalt patching, milling, overlays, or full street reconstruction where project components are installed
  • Rehabilitating and replacing concrete, as well as adding necessary ADA improvements
  • Disconnecting stormwater from the Little Barnes Ditch during Phase 4
  • Providing stormwater quality treatment measures within the stormwater system

The project is estimated to be completed by 2025 and once completed, the project will increase the capacity of the stormwater system and reducing localized neighborhood flooding. By partnering with Water Utilities and Transportation Engineering divisions, this will contribute to functioning waterlines that will reduce water leaks, replacing substandard curb and gutter, handicap access ramps, ADA improvements, lowering overly high street crowns, and re-surfacing of impacted streets.

Traffic Impacts

As we move to the next phase of the project, Phase 2C, residents in the area will experience construction noise and closures to install a large diameter stormsewer pipe. A full closure is expected from Sheridan Avenue and 5th Street. The closure will be for approximately two months, completing by the end of summer 2024. We understand construction can cause frustration and we will ensure public access is available as traffic enters and exits the construction zone. We appreciate your patience while this work is being performed and being part of Loveland's commitment to improving infrastructure. For immediate questions or concerns, you may contact us under the "Stay Informed" section below.

Learn about the phasing of this project


How is this project funded?

  • Estimated total project cost: $18 million
  • The project is funded by the Stormwater Enterprise Fund, as well as the Water and Power Enterprise Fund

Stay Informed

To stay informed about this project, subscribe to our email list in the "Stay Informed" section.

For immediate questions or concerns, contact us at: garfieldharrisonstormdrain@gmail.com or 970-716-5155.

Please allow us at least 24-48 hours to respond back to you. Thank you!

The Garfield-Harrison Project is a large-scale master planned Stormwater project that began in January 2022. The City of Loveland has contracted with Connell Resources to build the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project. The four separate phases are expected to take place over the next four years (approximately one phase per year.) The project addresses the multiple drainage problems caused by aging infrastructure in the west part of downtown Loveland. Partnering with other City departments and divisions within Public Works, waterline, sanitary sewer, street resurfacing, and various concrete repairs would allow additional improvements to the area and project.

The four-year project is designed to improve the following:

  • Implementation of the City of Loveland Master Drainage Plan
  • Replacing and upgrading existing stormwater infrastructure to address existing drainage issues and meet current stormwater standards
  • Installing 18- to 60-inch diameter storm sewer pipes
  • Replacing existing waterlines and valves to address aging infrastructure
  • Replacing pavement including asphalt patching, milling, overlays, or full street reconstruction where project components are installed
  • Rehabilitating and replacing concrete, as well as adding necessary ADA improvements
  • Disconnecting stormwater from the Little Barnes Ditch during Phase 4
  • Providing stormwater quality treatment measures within the stormwater system

The project is estimated to be completed by 2025 and once completed, the project will increase the capacity of the stormwater system and reducing localized neighborhood flooding. By partnering with Water Utilities and Transportation Engineering divisions, this will contribute to functioning waterlines that will reduce water leaks, replacing substandard curb and gutter, handicap access ramps, ADA improvements, lowering overly high street crowns, and re-surfacing of impacted streets.

Traffic Impacts

As we move to the next phase of the project, Phase 2C, residents in the area will experience construction noise and closures to install a large diameter stormsewer pipe. A full closure is expected from Sheridan Avenue and 5th Street. The closure will be for approximately two months, completing by the end of summer 2024. We understand construction can cause frustration and we will ensure public access is available as traffic enters and exits the construction zone. We appreciate your patience while this work is being performed and being part of Loveland's commitment to improving infrastructure. For immediate questions or concerns, you may contact us under the "Stay Informed" section below.

Learn about the phasing of this project


How is this project funded?

  • Estimated total project cost: $18 million
  • The project is funded by the Stormwater Enterprise Fund, as well as the Water and Power Enterprise Fund

Stay Informed

To stay informed about this project, subscribe to our email list in the "Stay Informed" section.

For immediate questions or concerns, contact us at: garfieldharrisonstormdrain@gmail.com or 970-716-5155.

Please allow us at least 24-48 hours to respond back to you. Thank you!

  • Project weekly update 4/15/2024-4/19/2024

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    Hello Stakeholders!

    Here are the project updates starting next week, 4/15.

    • Excavation work along N. Sheridan Avenue will pick up this coming week starting with installation of large storm sewer culverts. This will be followed by the waterline installation.
    • Work will progress up 5th Street and then turn west, heading to N. Franklin Avenue.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Please contact us if you have any questions at garfieldharrisonstormdrain@gmail.com or 970-716-5155.

    Thank you for your continued patience and support.

  • Project weekly update 4/8/2024 - 4/12/2024

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    Hello Stakeholders!

    Due to some weather and an emergency water leak on 29th Street, the project excavations will start next week, 4/8.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact us if you have any questions at garfieldharrisonstormdrain@gmail.com or 970-716-5155.

    Thank you for your continued patience and support.

  • FOR RELEASE: Next phase of the Garfield-Harrison Project begins in April

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    City of Loveland, Colorado

    MEDIA RELEASE

    CONTACTS: Illianna Milldrum, Communication and Engagement Specialist, 970-962-2608, Illianna.Milldrum@cityofloveland.org



    Next phase of the Garfield-Harrison Project begins in April


    LOVELAND, Colo. – March 21, 2024 – The City’s Stormwater Engineering division, in partnership with Connell Resources, will resume construction on the Garfield-Harrison project in April, weather permitting. Phase 2c is expected to be completed in Fall 2024.

    Phase 2c will begin along Sheridan Avenue north of 4th Street. The project will entail:

    • Street milling on March 25. Street milling is a process used in road construction and maintenance to remove the top layer of an existing pavement surface.
    • A large diameter storm sewer pipe will be installed up to 5th Street and then east to Roosevelt Avenue, requiring excavation that will require a full road closure. Adding a waterline on 5th Street between Franklin and Roosevelt Avenues.

    Traffic Impacts

    Through traffic on Sheridan Avenue and 5th Street will be closed from April 1 until the end of summer 2024. During construction, local access will always be maintained. Residents will experience heavy construction noise and disruptions near their homes for approximately two months. 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.

    Project Contact and Weekly Updates

    There are multiple opportunities to follow the project’s progress and receive notices of upcoming work. They are the following:

    Additionally, residents can receive frequent updates about the project by signing up for the project’s newsletter by subscribing to the email list in the “Stay Informed” section.

    About the Project

    The Garfield-Harrison Project is a large-scale master planned stormwater project that began in January 2022. The four-phase project is expected to be completed by 2025. The project addresses the multiple drainage problems caused by aging infrastructure in the west part of downtown Loveland. Partnering with the City’s Water and Wastewater divisions, Street Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program and Stormwater Engineering, the project will include new waterline, sanitary sewer, street resurfacing, and various concrete repairs that will improve ADA accessibility.

  • FOR RELEASE: Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Construction Ends for 2023

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    City of Loveland, Colorado

    MEDIA RELEASE

    CONTACTS: Kim Overholt, Communications and Engagement Manager, 970.962.3268 | kimberly.overholt@cityofloveland.org

    Illianna Milldrum, Communications and Engagement Specialist, Public Works, 970.962.2608 | illianna.milldrum@cityofloveland.org


    Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Construction Ends for 2023

    Road, sidewalk, and landscape improvements completed


    LOVELAND, Colo. – Oct. 10, 2023 – The City of Loveland has ended construction early of the Garfield Harrison Storm Drainage Improvements Project. Road paving, curb and gutter work and landscaping tasks were completed. Construction will restart in spring 2024.

    This multi-year project is designed to implement several improvements to infrastructure in the area including:

    • Replacing and upgrading existing stormwater infrastructure to address existing drainage issues and meet current stormwater standards.

    • Install 18- to 60-inch diameter storm sewer pipes.

    • Replace existing waterlines and valves to address aging infrastructure.

    • Replace pavement including asphalt patching, milling, overlays, or full street reconstruction where project components are installed.

    • Rehabilitate and replace concrete as well as add necessary ADA improvements.

    • Provide stormwater quality treatment measures within the stormwater system.

    The City has contracted Connell Resources as the project contractor and ICON Engineering for project design. The total project will be funded by the Stormwater, Water and Power Enterprise Funds. This project is part of the Stormwater Master Plan as well as the Water and Power Capital Improvement Program.

    Additional project emails including detour maps, images and other project updates, can be found at letstalkloveland.org/garfieldharrisonproject.

  • Project weekly update 9/3/2023 - 9/9/2023

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    The Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Project work activities for this coming week (9/3-9/9) include:

    1. No work this holiday weekend.
    2. Work will resume on Tuesday, 9/5.
    3. Concrete, landscape, and paving crews are finalizing restoration.
    4. Final paving is planned for next Saturday, September 9th.
    5. Smaller punchlist items will be addressed over the next few weeks as they are identified.

    As a reminder, landscape crews will be in the project area until all yards are restored. If a damaged sprinkler is missed, residents are assured the contractor will still be available to quickly respond even after crews pull out.

  • Project weekly update 8/28/23 - 9/1/23

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    The Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Project work activities for this coming week (8/28-9/1) include:

    1. Concrete, landscape, and paving crews are hard at work for the next few weeks finalizing this phase of the project.
    2. Some waterline work is ongoing in different locations.
    3. Crews are also identifying streets for repair near to the project site throughout the neighborhood.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    As a reminder, landscape crews will be in the project area until all yards are restored. If a damaged sprinkler is missed, residents are assured the contractor will still be available to quickly respond even after crews pull out.

  • Project weekly update 8/14/23 - 8/18/23

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    The Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Project work activities for this coming week (8/14-8/18) include:

    1. Concrete replacements are still ongoing for a couple more weeks; however, pipe installation is largely complete for this year.
    2. Bottom and top mat paving will be ongoing for the next couple weeks also.
    3. The end of this month will include punch-list items and then the Garfield Harrison Project will be back for Phase 3 next spring.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Project weekly update 8/7/23 - 8/11/23

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    The Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Project work activities for this coming week (8/7-8/11) include:

    1. Completion of Phase 2 is getting close! Work will continue a couple more weeks and then construction activities will begin winding down.
    2. Waterline work will finish next week on W. 5th Street, followed by concrete repairs and improvements.
    3. Once roadway work is complete, our landscape contractor will begin restoring and repairing disturbed areas behind curbs and in yards.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Project weekly update 7/31/23-8/4/23

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    The Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Project work activities for this coming week (7/31-8/4) include:

    1. Crews are busy working on water and storm sewer lines in 5th Street. We’re getting close to the finish line of Phase 2.
    2. Paving will begin with bottom mat at various locations starting Monday, 7/31.
    3. Concrete repairs are ongoing.
    4. Dust is a problem right now with the drier weather, so crews are out at least twice a day watering the construction zone.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday-Friday, 7am to 5pm.

  • Project weekly update 7/24/23 - 7/28/23

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    The Garfield Harrison Storm Drain Project work activities for this coming week (7/24-7/28) include:

    1. Storm sewer and waterline installation continues on 5th Street. Progress has been outstanding and this phase of the project should be nearing completion in September.
    2. Paving is planned at the end of the month for numerous areas where work has completed.
    3. Concrete repairs and ADA improvements are ongoing throughout the construction zone.

    Weather permitting, work activities are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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