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Countryside Pump Station Replacement and Tank Repair

The city will replace the existing water pump station known as the Countryside Pump Station and make repairs to the concrete tank located near 100th Avenue and Simms Street. A valve vault will also be constructed on 103rd Avenue just east of Simms Street.

Neighborhood Letter

Project update: Jan. 10

The construction activity for this project has been progressing on schedule due in part to the favorable weather conditions over the last month. The building excavation has been completed and the foundation system consisting of drilled piers and a structural concrete floor is nearly complete. Work will then begin on the below-grade walls followed by backfill around the walls, which will reduce the stockpile of soil on the site. The contractor has also begun the replacement of the on-site piping to and from the storage tank. This work is scheduled to be completed by mid-March depending on weather conditions.

Beginning Feb. 5, pipe replacement work will begin in 100th Avenue adjacent to the project site and will take approximately six weeks to complete. During this time, 100th Avenue will be closed to through traffic, and traffic will be detoured along Countryside Drive and Oak Street from 100th Avenue to 108th Avenue. Please refer to the attached detour map for more details on the detour route. Local traffic will be able to access Oak Street and Owens Street along 100th Avenue, and 105th, 103rd and 101st avenues and Countryside Drive along Simms Street. Westbound 100th Avenue, west of Simms Street, and the entrance to the Standley Lake Park will also be accessible from Simms Street. Electronic message boards will be installed on Simms Street and on 100th Avenue on Jan. 29 to provide advance notice of the detour. 

Project Details

Overall, the work is necessary to replace aging infrastructure that has reached the end of is useful life span. The project will include system improvements to meet the level of service experienced elsewhere in the system for adequate water pressure, flow, redundancy and stored water available for irrigation, firefighting and emergencies.

Timeline

The replacement project is scheduled to begin this fall with completion anticipated for late 2018. The work includes complex operations that require a long-term construction period and mobilization of specialized construction equipment.

Project Impact

Due to the proximity of this project to our customers, the city is taking special precautions to minimize disruption and inconvenience, including:

  • Hiring a specialty contractor with high qualifications specifically for this type of work. All contractors bidding this work completed a detailed prequalification process.
  • Restricting work hours to Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to limit the impact of construction equipment and work noise.
  • Weekend and evening work will only be permitted if special circumstances arise.
  • Careful monitoring of contractor compliance to state and local permit requirements for noise and dust control.
  • Sequencing the work to minimize the need for water service disruptions.

Information/Questions

For general questions, concerns or comments, please contact the city’s Project Manager Kent Brugler at 303-658-2196, or kbrugler@cityofwestminster.us. Additional information is also available in a Project Information Open House presentation. Thank you for your patience during this capital improvement project. We look forward to maintaining a high-level of service now and into the future.