As specific dates and activities are set, LTWC staff will be posting those here to keep residents informed and updated. Please keep this page in mind for your visitors, UPS and Fed Ex deliveries, contractors, propane deliveries, real estate house showings etc.

The Project Timeline is now available!

Some points to note:

  1. The message sign was installed along the road on Friday, Oct. 6th
  2. Construction will begin on Monday, Oct. 23 rd. All other activities before then are mobilization and surveying.
  3. All river restoration work, including along the Lewis stretch, will be complete by Dec. 29th, 2017.
  4. All bridge construction will be complete by February 14th, 2018.
  5. There will be approximately a month where no work occurs from Dec. 21st, 2017 – Jan. 22nd, 2018 while delivery of the bridge sections is awaited.
  6. The only stockpiling of material is expected to be for steal reinforcements and rebar. The supplier is simply not flexible with delivery dates.
  7. The wetlands will be protected with orange fencing during the project. No other fencing is expected.

As of Sep. 21st:

–       October 3rd – Construction contract Signing (tentative)

–       October 5th – Pre-construction meeting (tentative)

–       October 13rd – Begin construction (tentative)

In the meantime, the following dates apply (info. from 9-19-17 community meeting):

  • Two weeks from 9/19/17 Larimer County will get the construction schedule.
  • Work will start by Oct. 13th.
  • Work may go into Jan. 2018 on the bridge, but river restoration work will be done by Dec. 29, 2017
  • Bridge work must be completed within 100 working days, or by mid-March 2018 at the very latest.
  • There will be continuous access across the river throughout the project.
  • Lawrence Construction will construct a detour above the current bridge before closing the old one. Early on they will install a message sign.
  • Larimer County requires Lawrence to provide them a schedule and LTWC will provide that schedule to this website for residents to see.
  • Lawrence needs to clarify if the road will need to be closed for the girder erection – would likely be done at night. Would be one night with advance notice. This is not certain to be needed.

General Disaster Recovery Timeframes

  • Average time for projects to be completed post disaster is 3-5 years, so 4 years is average.