Welcome to the Public Works Department!
2525 West 1st Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2524
Fax: (970) 962-2908
The Public Works Department provides planning, design, construction and maintenance services for the general public and the City of Loveland’s internal operations. Use of the City facilities for meetings and special events is scheduled, coordinated and supported by Public Works. Management, maintenance, and administration and purchasing of all City vehicles and equipment is included in the department responsibilities.
Public services provided by the department include: transportation system design; street construction management and inspection; pavement management; traffic engineering and the installation, operation and maintenance for all traffic signals, signs and pavement markings; Stormwater collection system design and maintenance; street maintenance and repair; snow and ice removal; fixed route and paratransit bus services; solid waste management and recycling and mosquito control.
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The Year Ahead
Boyd Lake and US Highway 34 Intersection
Estimated Cost: $1.95 Million
Install signal upgrades for entire intersection signal system to accommodate the interim and ultimate intersection configuration.
Provide dual left turn lanes for each direction on US 34 and receiving dual lanes on N Boyd Lake Ave north and south of the intersection to provide a safer vehicle turning movement.
Taft Avenue Bridge Replacement
Estimated Cost: $1.8 Million,
The City of Loveland has master planned a long range, phased project to widen North Taft Avenue from West First Street, northward across Hwy 34, culminating at Westshore Drive. Phase one of this project was completed from 1st Street to Gard Place in 2005. Due to the recession and the emergence of other, more pressing transportation needs, it became necessary to delay Phase 2 of the widening project beyond the 10-year capital plan. This bridge replacement project is a portion of the delayed Phase 2 widening project.
Traffic Signal at 29th Street/Beech Drive
Estimated Cost: $ 500,000
This summer, contractors will install a new four-way traffic signal at the intersection of 29th Street and Beech Drive. Minor roadway improvements may be added as well, staff will look at the possibility of including concrete medians and updated sidewalk connections. This new signal will address safety concerns with the traffic at Loveland High School and create a safe pedestrian crossing for residents and visitors utilizing the sculpture parks on both sides of 29th Street.
Floodplain Master Plan
Estimated Cost: $ 550,000
Stormwater staff will develop a detailed multi-objective master plan for the Big Thompson River corridor through Loveland. This plan will help capture the long term vision for the river corridor and recommend a process on how to bring the vision to fruition. Incorporated within that vision will be considerations for infrastructure protection, resiliency against future floods, flood hazard reduction and mitigation, improved recreation opportunities, ecological and natural areas restoration, and land use planning in accordance with other City planning efforts.
Estimated Cost: $ 3.3 Million
During the 2013 flood, Railroad Avenue along with the BNSF tracks and Fairgrounds Park received extensive damage. Repairs to the tracks were made immediately by the railroad company to get the trains up and running, the park playgrounds and dog park area repairs occurred the following summer.
In 2017 the final flood project in that location will begin. Staff has worked with CDOT, Larimer County and FEMA to create a design that will enhance the resilience of the road to a level of a 50 year flood instead of the 10 year level it’s currently rated. The overall length of the proposed project is approximately 2,200 feet and will encompass multiple improvements including road widening, elevation of the road, construction of a new bridge, culvert removal and construction of a new access road to the City’s Fire Training Grounds, and potential hard armoring of sections of the Big Thompson River channels.