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88th Avenue (Pierce St. to U.S. 36) Waterline Replacement Project

Project Update - Oct. 4

The contractor has completed water main installation from the BNSF Railroad tracks to east of Eaton Street.  Water main installation will continue to Sheridan Boulevard and under Sheridan Boulevard using trenchless or boring technology. The bore under Sheridan is anticipated to begin the week of Oct. 16.  Also in October, work will include water main installation from the BNSF Railroad tracks to Pierce Street, and from Sheridan Boulevard to Yates Street.  This weekend, Oct. 6 – 8, the water main trench in 88th Avenue between Harlan Street and Eaton Street will be paved, which will allow traffic lanes to be opened up. Final paving of the eastbound lanes in 88th Avenue will occur after the entire main has been installed and all connections to existing mains have been completed. The Contractor will maintain traffic control during construction and will provide access to side streets and shopping center parking lots as much as possible. However, temporary lane closures, sidewalk closures, and detours may occur. Safety of the public and of the contractor crews is of the utmost importance and abiding by all construction-related signs is greatly appreciated.

Project Details

The City of Westminster has been coordinating the replacement of aging infrastructure around Sheridan Boulevard and 88th Avenue. Construction improvements have included CDOT improvements to the Sheridan Bridge over U.S. 36, expansion of U.S. 36, and various water and storm sewer utilities in the westbound lanes of 88th Avenue. The replacements of a water transmission main and a wastewater pipeline in Sheridan Boulevard (88th to 80th Avenues) are currently under construction. 
The next phase will construct a new water transmission main to replace an aging main that has reached the end of its useful life. The new water transmission main will be installed in 88th Avenue from Pierce Street to Yates Street (see map). This water main serves areas both east and west of U.S. 36 and will support potable water delivery to approximately 20 percent of the city. As part of the project, the impacted areas of 88th Avenue will also be resurfaced. Waterline construction and connections to the new water main will be sequenced to minimize traffic impacts and service interruptions as much as possible. Construction will start in a few weeks and extend through November. Check this website for regular updates during the project. 
 
Westminster City Council awarded this project to Northern Colorado Constructors, Inc., a reputable contractor in the industry. Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday beginning no earlier than 7 a.m. and ending by 5 p.m. unless special circumstances arise in some locations. In these special cases, nighttime or weekend construction could be necessary to avoid times of higher traffic volume. During working hours, construction equipment will be in operation, and some materials may be stockpiled close to the work area. The contractor will maintain traffic control during construction and will maintain access to side streets and parking lots as much as possible. However, temporary lane closures, sidewalk closures, and detours may occur. Safety of the public and of the contractor crews is of the utmost importance and abiding by all construction-related signs is greatly appreciated. 

Information/Questions

For questions or comments, please call or email the city’s Project Manager Dan Strietelmeier, at 303-658-2179, or dstriete@cityofwestminster.us. Thank you for your patience during this capital improvement project. We look forward to maintaining a high-level of service for you now and into the future.