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Sheridan Boulevard, 80th Avenue to 88th Avenue - Utility Work

Sheridan Boulevard, 80th Avenue to 88th Avenue - Utility Work

Project Update: Oct. 13 - 20

  • Sewer pipe construction in Sheridan Boulevard between Turnpike Drive and 88th Avenue continues and is scheduled to be completed by mid-November
  • Daytime construction in the center lanes of Sheridan Boulevard near 84th Avenue starts and extends through early November
  • Construction activities will begin in the northbound far right lane of Sheridan Boulevard between 82nd and 84th Avenues.
  • As water service connections are made, pavement patching will continue on Sheridan Boulevard between 80th Avenue and 84th Avenue.

Traffic Impacts

  • Left turns on northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard at Turnpike Drive are open with limited turn lane stacking.
  • No left turns on northbound Sheridan Boulevard at 88th Avenue through early November.
  • Daytime construction in the center lanes of Sheridan Boulevard between the Turnpike Drive and 88th Avenue. 
  • Northbound and southbound traffic on Sheridan Boulevard between 88th Avenue and Turnpike Drive will be reduced to 2-lanes to support sewer construction
  • Some remaining daytime construction in Sheridan Boulevard near the 8000 block and 8400 block.
  • Lane closures in northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard will be implemented and left turn movements restricted to support construction activities.
  • Temporary pavement patches in Sheridan Boulevard will remain in place until final water connections are made.
  • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions on Sheridan Boulevard during heavy commuter traffic periods.
  • Speed limits will be reduced and enforced in Sheridan Boulevard for public and worker safety.

Pedestrian Crosswalks

  • Pedestrian crosswalks on Sheridan Boulevard are open at 88th Avenue, 84th Avenue, 81st Place and 80th Avenue.
  • The pedestrian crosswalk crossing Sheridan Boulevard at Turnpike Drive remains closed
  • The sidewalk from 84th Avenue to Turnpike Drive on the west side of Sheridan Boulevard remains closed.
  • The sidewalk from 84th Avenue to 81st Place on the east side of Sheridan Boulevard remains closed.
  • The sidewalk on the east side of Sheridan Boulevard from 84th Avenue to 88th Avenue will remain open.

Project Details

The city has been coordinating the replacement of aging utility infrastructure in the areas of Sheridan and 88th Avenue for many years. Various projects have been completed including CDOT improvements to the Sheridan bridge over U.S. 36, expansion of U.S. 36 and the addition of various water and storm sewer utilities. More recently, improvements have been made within the westbound lanes of 88th Avenue in conjunction with the new Downtown Westminster construction.

  • Replacement of a water transmission main in Sheridan Boulevard (88th to 80th Avenues) - this is a large water main that serves vast areas of south Westminster.
  • Replacement of a wastewater pipeline in Sheridan Boulevard (88th to 80th Avenues) - this is a large sewer pipeline that serves the southern third of the city.
  • Asphalt patching and paving of the streets - in conjunction with pipeline work, streets will be repaired and resurfaced to address age and condition issues.
  • Customer connections – this work will involve connecting existing city customers to the new pipelines. The work will be sequenced to limit service interruptions to the maximum extent possible.

New construction will enhance the reliability of the water distribution and sewer collection systems, improve fire protection and emergency response capabilities, and provide capacity for city growth.

Timeline

  • Late January 2017– Mid-November 2017: Water and sewer construction in Sheridan Boulevard and 88th Avenue (south to the railroad).
  • Late January 2017 – May 2018: Water and sewer pipeline construction in Sheridan Boulevard right-of-way from 88th Avenue to 80th Avenue.

Construction for the project will be sequenced to help maintain access to businesses. Typical pipeline construction will progress at 20-40 feet per day. Portions of the construction must happen sequentially, so Sheridan Boulevard and portions of 88th Avenue will see construction more than once.

Intersection closures will target night time construction to minimize the impact to commuters and to improve safety for the public and contractors working on site. The project will focus on keeping two lanes of traffic open in both directions on Sheridan Boulevard during high traffic volumes and a minimum of one lane of traffic open in both directions on 88th Avenue.

These projects are funded from the Utility System Capital Improvement Project budgets and will allow the city to maintain a high level of services now and into the future.

Information/Questions

For more information, contact Senior Engineer Stephanie Bleiker, PE. at 303-658-2174 or sbleiker@cityofwestminster.us.