Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
Infrastructure improvements help maintain and/or improve our City assets. These projects can incorporate new construction, expansion, renovation or replacement of current infrastructure. Costs can include land, engineering, design, architectural planning, contract services needed to complete a project.
US 34 Widening - Denver Avenue to Centerra Parkway
Phase I - 34 between Denver Avenue and Boyd Lake Avenue, motorists can expect shoulder closures with minimal impacts to traffic. Crews will work regular daytime hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Speeds will be reduced to 45 MPH in the work zone.
US 34 is one of the primary roadways in Loveland, serving both the local community and the larger region as a primary access from I-25 to Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park. The widening improvements for portions of the corridor will improve safety and help reduce congestion during peak hours in the short term.
Funding for the project has been acquired from a combination of resources:
- Street Capital Expansion Fees
- General Fund
- Council Special Projects Fund
- Cash-in-Lieu Funds (collected from existing development along this section of US 34)
- Federal Funds (Surface Transportation Block Grant through North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization)
Denver Avenue to Boyd Lake Avenue – Construction in 2020
A 3rd travel lane in each direction will be added; turn lane additions and extensions; center median improvements; improved bike lanes and sidewalks.
Traffic Impact: The majority of construction will be along the shoulders of existing the road for additional travel lanes and bike lane widening, and outside the roadway for sidewalks. Crews anticipate maintaining two travel lanes in each direction during most of the construction.
Boyd Lake Avenue to Rocky Mountain Avenue – Construction in 2023
Travel lanes will be added; turn lane additions and extensions; center median improvements; improved bike lanes and sidewalk. Design work is in the preliminary phase.
Funding for this phase will not be available until 2023.
The Colorado Department of Transportation will also be widening a portion of US 34 from Rocky Mountain Avenue to Centerra Parkway by adding a 3rd through lane in each direction as part of the ongoing I-25 Express project. This work includes replacing the existing bridges over I-25 and improvements to the US 34 intersections at Rocky Mountain Avenue, the I-25 Ramps, and Centerra Parkway.
37th Street Connection to US Highway 287
Project Update: June 1, 2020
The project is currently on schedule. Construction on the bridge over Dry Creek canal has begun.
Construction questions can be sent to Walsh Construction:
Phone: (970) 532-9998
A new road and bridge over Dry Creek will be constructed just east of the signal at US Highway 287 and 37th Street.
This project, called the 37th Street Connector Project will be built in tandem with a roundabout farther east at the intersection of Monroe and 37th Street. A portion of this corridor is under Larimer County jurisdiction and is identified as East County Road 24E. This project is a large-scale infrastructure project that will significantly improve connectivity and offer new options for east-west mobility.
Constructing the new road, bridge and roundabout will be combined with the Dry Creek channel and stormwater outfall improvement project. All of this work will be phased and coordinated to provide time and cost efficiencies, as well as limit impacts and disturbances to the adjacent properties. This type of project demonstrates how large scale infrastructure projects provide significant community benefits and are a wise and timely use of local public funds. Funding for the overall project comes from a combination of general fund and capital expansion fees.
Although the 37th Street right-of-way was originally shown on the 1981 Shadow Hills subdivision plat, the current configuration for 37th Street east of
Highway 287 was approved with a re-plat of Shadow Hills in 1995. In 2008, conceptual plans were developed but shelved due to the economic downturn. The roadway project is in the City’s Transportation Master Plan and the stream/bank stabilization project is in the City’s Stormwater Master Drainage Plan. In response to our community’s continued population growth and increased traffic congestion, this project moved up on the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) list. Public outreach will begin mid 2018 with construction spanning 2019 and 2020.
- The new bridge over Dry Creek will be located east of the existing barricades near Walgreens. The new 37th Street segment will start at the bridge then continue east to where North Lincoln Avenue intersects with the existing 37th Street. The new complete street segment will include the bridge, two travel lanes, on-street bike lanes and attached/detached sidewalks.
- A single-lane roundabout at Monroe and 37th Street with detached sidewalks will increase safety and facilitate future traffic volumes.
- Dry Creek bank/stream stabilization will repair, stabilize and protect the Dry Creek channel between Lincoln Avenue and Highway 287 from erosion caused by both irrigation and stormwater.
- Improve connectivity and capacity of the City’s transportation network
- Increase intersection safety at the 37th Street, North Monroe Avenue and North Lincoln Avenue intersections
- Reduce vehicle travel time and emergency response times
- Increased east-west route options for all modes (people walking, biking or driving)
- Reduce out-of-direction travel and neighborhood cut-through traffic
- Evolve and improve public perception and expectations for large-scale infrastructure projects
- Stormwater Improvements near Lincoln Avenue - in progress
- Channel Improvements - in progress
- Bridge over Dry Creek Winter 2020
- 37th Street Road Improvements Early spring 2020
Shawn Fetzer, Civil Engineer, email@example.com
Kevin Gingery, Senior Stormwater Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Guthrie, Principal City Planner, email@example.com
Walsh Construction, Contractor, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Loveland Outfall - Sherri Mar Subdivision
Project Update: May 13, 2020
Construction has begun, and will continue until November, when the project will be shut down for the winter and begin again in spring of 2021. This is due to the availability of funding budgeted for 2020 and 2021.
The first phase of the project to be constructed this year, involves improvements to the downstream drainage area, east of the subdivision. During this phase, there will be large impacts to Cora Place and parts of Colorado Avenue. Residents in this area will be individually contacted regarding construction plans. Phase II consists of a large stormsewer and waterline replacement project and is divided into a north and south piece. The north piece will affect areas north of 21st Street and is anticipated to begin this July. The south piece is currently planned for 2021. Click her to see the map.
This is a multi-phased project to solve the serious flooding problems that have developed over the years in the Sherri Mar Subdivision. Improvements include replacing old failing storm sewer with a newer, higher capacity system. The City Water and Power Department have teamed up with Stormwater to replace the majority of aging waterlines throughout the subdivision. Some of the sanitary sewer lines will be replaced as well, and many of the roads will be reconstructed or repaved. Ongoing coordination with the Power Division will determine opportunities for electrical upgrades in the subdivision.
The first phase of the project to be constructed this year, involves improvements to the downstream drainage area, east of the subdivision. During this phase, there will be large impacts to Cora Place and parts of Colorado Avenue. Residents in this area will be individually contacted regarding construction plans. Phase II consists of a large stormsewer and waterline replacement project and is divided into a north and south piece. The north piece will affect areas north of 21st Street and is anticipated to begin this July. The south piece is currently planned for 2021.
The project will provide ten-year rain storm protection for particularly flood-prone areas such as 16th Street and Elizabeth Court while providing two to five-year protection for the whole subdivision.
The project is budgeted for $9 million, creating the need for a phased approach.
City Project Team
Eric Lessard, Civil Engineer, email@example.com
N. Taft Avenue Widening
Project - Phase 3
- Improve traffic capacity and congestion
- Create safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities
- Improve intersection operation and safety
- Correct drainage problems
- Upgrade/update aging underground utilities
Project environmental and Right-of-way clearance 2019 - 2021
Design and planning 2021
Phase three of the project will widen Taft Avenue from 11th Street to Westshore Drive, and will include some improvements to US Highway 34.
BackgroundThe Taft Avenue widening project began in 1999 with a need to reconstruct the deteriorating pavement. Staff was aware of a number of interrelated problems with the corridor, including capacity, congestion, aging utilities under the road and substandard bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The first project, from 1st Street to Gard Place was completed in 2004. The second phase, completed in 2018 widened the street from Gard Place to 11th Street and included replacing the bridge over the Big Barnes Ditch.
City Project Team
Shawn Fetzer, Civil Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org