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Mulberry Riverside Drainage Improvements Begin August 20

Posted on: Aug-08-2018

Fort Collins Utilities will begin storm drainage improvements in Cowan and Myrtle streets near Mulberry Street and Riverside Avenue later this month. The work includes an outfall structure at the Poudre River near the Springer Natural Area. Originally planned for this spring, construction was delayed on stormwater improvements for Cowan and Myrtle streets. However, preliminary access work near the natural area was completed last fall. Construction in all locations should be completed by mid-October.

An 8-inch waterline was installed as originally scheduled by City crews in April and May. The temporary patches on trenches will be maintained by Utilities crews until construction begins again and streets are repaved at the end of the project.

Drainage improvements will include 48-inch reinforced concrete pipe, new inlets, manholes and sections of smaller pipe, in addition to landscape restoration and road resurfacing. The first phase of the work will require a closure of Cowan Street from Mulberry to Myrtle streets, as well as the Myrtle/Cowan intersection. Traffic will be impacted and will involve closed lanes, detours and slower speeds in construction zones.

The purpose of the drainage improvement project is to provide a new storm sewer and inlets to address localized drainage problems and reduce flooding potential in the area during major storms. It is funded by the City of Fort Collins, State of Colorado and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

For more information, contact Jason Stutzman, Utilities project manager, at or 970-221-6212, visit , email or V/TDD 711.

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