Pressure Zone 4 Water System Improvements Project
UPDATE: Dec. 31 - After 12 months of construction activity, this important water system improvement project is now complete! The pipeline connecting the Countryside area near 100th Ave. and Simms Street to the King’s Mill area near Independence Drive and 90th Place is complete and ready to place into service. Also, all the distribution piping improvements on Independence Drive south of 90th Place and on 90th Place from Independence Drive to Field Street are also complete and in service to our customers. A significant amount of paving, sidewalk and curb and gutter improvements were also completed along with the pipeline improvements.
Residents located between 92nd Avenue and the Niver Canal Open Space, and east of Independence Drive should notice an increase in their water pressure over the last few weeks. The City installed two pressure regulating valves to boost the water pressure by approximately 15-20 pounds per square inch (psi) which will improve service in the home and for irrigation, as well as improve fire flows at the hydrants. We would like to remind these residents to check their water line connections to water heaters, clothes washers, refrigerators and other appliances for potential leaks due to the higher pressures and to repair them promptly.
The City would like to extend a big Thank You to everyone living in and travelling through this project area for your patience as we completed these important water system improvements. Happy 2015!
Sept. 4 – The construction activity on this extensive water system improvement project is now in its final stages. All construction work including roadway paving has been completed on Everett Circle, thanks to those residents for your patience during construction in such tight quarters.
On 90th Place between Independence Street and Field Street, the main pipeline work is nearly completed with testing, disinfection, service line connections and final pipe connections remaining. Concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs have been completed along Independence Street and are now underway down 90th Place. As this concrete work is completed, the roadway paving on 90th Place will follow consisting of paving of the pipeline trench and then a full curb-to-curb resurfacing from Independence Street to Field Street. Final paving will then take place on Independence Street from south of the Farmer’s Highline Canal crossing to 90th Place. Lane closures, parking restrictions and possible road closures with detours may be required for certain phases of the remaining work. Short-term water service interruptions of eight hours or less may also be required and affected customers will be given at least 24 hours notice.
Two large pressure regulating valves will be installed in September, one on 93rd Avenue just east of Independence Street and one on Dover Street between 92nd Avenue and 92nd Place. Overall, the project is currently scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
June 23 - The city’s contractor continues to install new waterline along Independence Drive from 90th Place to Independence Circle (Work Area 2A on the map) for the next two weeks. Once this work is completed, pipeline work will begin on 90th Place from Independence Drive to Field Street (Work Area 5) and continue through the end of September. During the course of this work, a temporary waterline will be constructed in phases to serve the residents along 90th Place. Lane closures, parking restrictions and possible road closures with detours may be in place during certain phases of the work. Short-term water service interruptions of 8 hours or less may also be required and affected customers will be given at least 24 hours notice.
The pipeline work on Everett Circle (Work Area 6) is scheduled to be completed by June 26, and the trench in the roadway will be partially paved. After several sections of damaged concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk are replaced, the roadway will be re-surfaced from curb to curb.
Two large pressure regulating valves will be installed In July, one on 93rd Avenue just east of Independence Drive and one on Dover Street between 92nd Avenue and 92nd Place (Work Area 4). Residents near these areas will receive additional information in the mail soon.
Restoration of the trails along the base of Standley Lake and along the spillway to 100th Avenue is underway and is scheduled to be completed by July 3. We continue to ask the public to be aware of trail closures and detours while this construction activity is taking place in order to maintain safety of the trail users and the construction crew.
May 15 - The City’s contractor has completed the installation of the new waterline through the Standley Lake Regional Park east of Standley Lake and across 100th Avenue to the Country Side Tank and Pump Station site. Trail restoration and re-seeding will take place over the next few weeks, and we continue to ask the public to be aware of trail closures and detours while this construction activity is taking place in order to maintain the safety of the trail users and the construction crew.
The contractor will also be working along Independence Drive from 93rd Avenue south to 90th Place from mid-May through the end of June, and then along 90th Place to Field Street through the end of August. Additional notification to the local residents affected by this phase of the project will take place closer to the start of this work.
Water line replacement work is also scheduled to start on Everett Circle on May 27th and continue through June 20th. These residents will receive additional information prior to the start of this work. We sincerely appreciate your patience during the construction of this important capital improvement project.
April 17 - The City’s contractor has completed the installation of the new waterline under the Farmer’s Highline Canal on Independence Street, and continues to install the new waterline through the Standley Lake Regional Park to the east of Standley Lake. The contractor will cross 100th Avenue with the pipeline near the end of May by the Countryside Tank and Pump Station. We ask the public to be aware of trail closures and detours while this construction activity is taking place in order to maintain the safety of the trail users and the construction crew.
Following completion of this section of the pipeline, the contractor will then return to Independence Street near 93rd Avenue to install pipe south to Independence Circle. Portions of this work will require partial or complete closure of Independence Street and appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Starting in late June and extending through August, the pipeline work will move to 90th Place between Independence Street and Field Street, as well as Everett Circle. Additional notification to the local residents affected by this phase of the project will take place closer to the start of this work.
Feb. 4 - Starting Feb. 10 through approximately March 14, the City’s contractor will be installing a new waterline on Independence Drive under the Farmer’s Highline Canal between 89th Avenue and Independence Circle. During this time, Independence Drive will be closed at this location and through traffic will be detoured along Field Street and 90th Place. All local residents will continue to have full access to their neighborhoods.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Beginning in December 2013, the City of Westminster will be installing improvements to the water system in the area. The improvements include installing new piping and valves to increase the reliability of the water distribution system, reduce service interruptions and help to extend the life of existing infrastructure.
The improvements project will require construction at six separate sites from December through August 2014. Water service will be maintained throughout the project, but there may be short periods of water outages for certain small groups of homes immediately adjacent to the construction sites. The contractor will provide at least 24 hours notice using door hangers if and when work is expected to impact you.
Westminster City Council has awarded the Zone 4 Improvements Project to B T Construction, Inc., a reputable contractor in the industry. Work hours will be Mondays through Fridays and possibly some Saturdays beginning no earlier than 7:00 a.m. During working hours, construction equipment will be in operation and some materials stockpiled at each site. The contractor will maintain traffic control during construction and will maintain access to driveways and parking as much as possible. However, temporary street closures, trail closures and detours may occur to enhance your safety and that of the construction crew.
Safety of the motoring, pedestrian, and biking public and of the contractor crews is of the utmost importance. Your assistance in abiding by all construction related signs is greatly appreciated. Should you observe an emergency situation please call 911.
For general questions, concerns or comments, please contact the city project manager Kent Brugler at 303-658-2196 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience during the construction of this important capital improvement project. We look forward to maintaining high-level services for you now and into the future.