Engineering Services, PW&NR
The Public Works & Natural Resources Engineering Services provides
management, supervision, and financial control to the following areas: Street
Engineering and Maintenance, Parks and Trails Development, Water and Wastewater Utilities Engineering, and Storm Drainage Engineering.
Public Works Projects
- Oligarchy Ditch Project -The City has hired L&M Enterprises to perform repair work on the Oligarchy Ditch between 5th Avenue and 9th Avenue east of Alpine Street. The work will be performed in two areas. A concrete diversion structure north of 5th Avenue that provides sprinkler water for Rothrock Dell Park and Rocky Mountain Elementary School will be replaced. 1,250 feet of broken concrete channel lining south of 9th Avenue will be removed and replaced with a clay lining. The bikepath will be closed beginning Wednesday, January 9th until March 1st from Longs Peak Avenue to 9th Avenue. An on-street detour is available. Construction access for the relining portion will be from 9th Avenue and from Longs Peak Avenue. Please contact David Hollingsworth at 303-651-8328 or at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
- SH 66 Sidewalk Improvement from Main to Collyer Project -
The City has contracted with DeFalco Construction Company to construct a new concrete trail from Collyer Street west toward Main Street. Construction is scheduled to start during the week of October 1, 2012 and should be substantially completed by November 12, 2012. This project will improve pedestrian access along the south side of State Highway 66. Minor traffic delays are anticipated during construction and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes where possible. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the City’s Project Manager Allan Bryning at 303-651-8908.
- 2012 Water Line Replacement Project -
Starting September 4, 2012 the City will begin water line replacements in three locations.
- 2012 Chipseal Program - On August 6 and 7, 2012, the resurfacing of some City streets will be performed by A-1 Chip Seal Co. and will include placement of a preventative maintenance technique known as a Chip Seal
- 2012 Street Rehab Program -The City’s annual Street Rehabilitation Program contracts with private sector contractors for replacement of broken curbs and sidewalks, preventive maintenance such as crack sealing, chip sealing and pavement overlay and reconstruction. With over 325 centerline miles of paved streets, it is critical that the City maintain its streets to provide a safe and efficient transportation system. It should be noted that this project has been made possible through use of the City's ¾ cent Street Fund Sale and Use Tax.
- Main Street & Ken Pratt Blvd. Intersection Improvements - The objective of this project is to identify and construct needed improvements to add capacity and improve safety for both the immediate and long-term scenarios.
State Highway 119 Pedestrian Underpass
- This is a joint project between the City of Longmont, Boulder County and the Colorado Department of Transportation. A grade separated crossing of SH 119 is planned just southwest of Hover Street. This project will provide a key pedestrian/bicycle connection between Dry Creek Drive and Pike Road as well as provide an alternative to the busy SH 119 & Hover Street intersection.
- Street Rehabilitation Program -The City’s annual Street Rehabilitation Program contracts with private sector contractors for replacement of broken curbs and sidewalks, preventive maintenance such as crack sealing, chip sealing and pavement overlay and reconstruction.
- Lefthand Creek Project - Lefthand Creek is a multi-purpose project that will reduce the floodplain area, replace the South Pratt Parkway Bridge, add bridge structures at Main Street, enlarge the Lefthand Creek Channel between Main Street and South Pratt Boulevard, improve the channel on the north side of Pike Avenue, and reconstruct the bike path to cross under South Pratt Parkway.
- Downtown Alley Improvements -
The City and the LDDA are undertaking a project to improve the downtown alleys including the pedestrian experience and open new economic opportunities.
Other PW&NR Responsibilities
Other tasks associated with this service are project management, preparing designs, construction
specifications, cost estimates, and contract documents. Staff also administers
contracts while construction takes place and reviews the work to ensure that
it meets City standards. This service offers technical assistance to other
City departments, the City Council,
and various City boards and commissions.
January 7, 2013
Public Works & Natural Resources