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Walnut Street Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Project
Water and sewer lines in Walnut Street between Mountain and College avenues are some of the oldest in the city, dating back about 100 years.
This project will replace these lines, along with some services, and address failing infrastructure that causes water quality concerns, low levels of fire protection and maintenance problems. More information.
North Shields Street Sanitary Sewer Extension
Fort Collins Utilities completed a sanitary sewer line in North Shields Street from Arthur Ditch to Willox Lane in July 2015.
To minimize the length of construction time and eliminate future excavations in newly paved roads, Utilities collaborated with Larimer County's 2015 bridge replacement work over the Poudre River and road reconstruction of North Shields Street.
- To address failing septic systems in this Fort Collins Growth Management Area (GMA), Utilities installed 4,000 ft. of 21-inch sewer main north of the river to Willox Lane and 1,700 feet of 8-inch sewer south of the river to Arthur Ditch.
- This extension line will serve as the primary sanitary sewer collector for future service connections and allow for the elimination of many septic systems, greatly improving the environmental health in this area of the Poudre River watershed.
- News Release
December 30, 2014
Contact: Linsey Chalfant, PE
Fort Collins Utilities, 970-416-2558
North Shields Street Closure - January through August 2015
FORT COLLINS, CO - Fort Collins Utilities is continuing construction of a new sewer main in Shields Street north of Vine Drive. A full closure of North Shields Street from Vine Drive to Willox Lane will begin Monday, Jan. 5, and continue through the summer. Access to private residences and businesses will be provided.
Larimer County will begin bridge replacement work over the Poudre River at the end of January. To minimize the length of construction time and eliminate future excavations in newly paved roads, Utilities is collaborating with the County's bridge replacement work and road reconstruction of North Shields Street, scheduled from January through August 2015.
The Poudre River Trail and McMurry Trail will remain closed (see detour information at fcgov.com/parks/trail-status2.php).
Road improvements on North College Avenue from Conifer Street to Willox Lane also will have impacts on traffic. Until mid-February, this stretch of College Avenue will have two northbound lanes open, a center reversible left lane and one southbound lane open. The project will be completed in the fall.
Utilities work includes construction of the sewer line and a Light and Power ductbank to improve system reliability and capacity for future growth. City Engineering also will make improvements to the Vine Drive and Shields Street intersection in the spring.
For questions about Utilities' portion of the project, visit fcgov.com/north-shields-street-sewer or contact Linsey Chalfant, project manager, 970-416-2558 or PGFjbGFzcz0=">bGNoYWxmYW50QGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.
For information about the County’s bridge replacement project, contact Erich Purcell at PGFjbGFzcz0=">ZXB1cmNlbGxAbGFyaW1lci5vcmc= or 970-498-5733.
Project Manager Tim Kemp, PGFjbGFzcz0=">dGtlbXBAZmNnb3YuY29t or 970-416-2719, can provide information about the Vine Drive and Shields Street intersection improvements. Mark Laken, project engineer for the North College Improvements, can be reached at PGFjbGFzcz0=">bWxha2VuQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-222-3546.
Sheely Water & Sewer Improvements
Water and sewer system improvements in the Sheely neighborhood were a top priority construction project in 2012. Several areas were identified as needing improvement. Many repairs have been completed and the remaining ones will be constructed as funds become available.
The following repairs improved the quality of the water system and reduced maintenance issues in the sewer system:
- connecting dead-end water lines (increase water circulation)
- replacing sections of sanitary sewer lines
- replacing manholes
- lining manholes in place