Mathews Street Water System Improvement Project#
Construction Begins August 8
- Open trench construction will be utilized to install the new water main.
- Water service will be maintained during construction via the old 4-inch water main until the new pipe is installed and service lines are ready to be connected.
- Pedestrian access to homes and businesses along Mathews Street will be maintained during construction.
This project will replace approximately 500 linear feet of 4-inch cast iron waterline installed in the early 1900s with new 8-inch PVC, in Mathews Street from Mountain Avenue to Oak Street. The project is expected to take approximately eight weeks, (weather dependent).
Neighborhoods in the Old Town area have aging infrastructure that contains the oldest 50 miles of water main in Fort Collins. Many of the mains are undersized and over 100 years old.
A full closure of Mathews Street will be in place during construction from Mountain Avenue to Oak Street. The first phase of the project will also require a lane closure in Mountain Avenue to allow crews to connect the new water main into the existing water main in Mountain Avenue. Pedestrian access to homes and businesses along Mathews Street will be maintained during construction.
Project Overview & Outcome#
Replacement of the Mathews Street water main will improve system reliability, protect water quality, and increase fire protection for residents and businesses in the area.
What to Expect#
- A full closure of Mathews Street will be in place during construction from Mountain Avenue to Oak Street.
- The first phase of the project will also require a lane closure in Mountain Avenue to allow crews to connect the new water main into the existing water main in Mountain Avenue.
- Limited disturbance to landscaping and parkways will occur during construction and will be fully restored prior to completion of the project.
These images are taken from the Mathews St. construction site.
Roads and intersections are closed for safety and to complete the job as efficiently as possible. Safety for residents, bike riders, commuters, pedestrians and work crews is a top priority. Barricades and fences will be used to clearly mark areas of excavation at nights and on weekends. Detour routes will be provided as needed. Please keep children and pets away from construction zones.
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