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Work to replace failing waterline causes lane closures and overnight outage for limited number of water customers

Post Date:01/11/2019 12:03 PM

Contact:  Carlos Medina, 962-3716

Traffic on Wilson Avenue between Eisenhower Boulevard and 22nd Street is restricted to one lane each direction while Loveland Water and Power (LWP) replaces a failing 12-inch diameter waterline.  

Associated with the waterline replacement is the need to abandon a valve at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Eisenhower Boulevard. The valve work required the closure of the left turn lane for southbound Wilson travelers, which will remain closed until late next week. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.  Traffic on Wilson Avenue will continue to be impacted until the completion of the construction project, which is currently anticipated in March.

During the valve abandonment, a limited number of customers along Eisenhower Boulevard between Namaqua Road and Van Buren Avenue will lose water service from 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Customers affected by the water outage will be notified before work begins.

LWP crews repaired eight leaks in three weeks last month when the ductile iron waterline fell victim to soil corrosion and broke open in several places. The 45-year-old water line will be replaced with a corrosion-resistant PVC line with a potential service life of more than 100 years.

The pipe replacement project is projected to cost $1.5 million and cause traffic diversions on Wilson Avenue for the duration of the project. Connell Resources of Fort Collins was contracted to complete this project.


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