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Engineering

Responsibilities include planning and designing public works projects that include road and bridge, parks, and natural resources improvements; reviewing and enforcing engineering standards; providing surveying, construction, right-of-way, traffic and support engineering; overseeing floodplain administration and improvement district administration; and coordinating right-of-way (utility), special transport, and access permits.

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2015 Annual Safety Report

Revisions to Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards

Larimer County together with the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins are in the process of making technical revisions and corrections to portions of the Urban Area Street Standards.  Proposed changes are within Chapter 1 (General Provisions), Chapter 4 (Transportation Impact Studies), Chapter 7 (Street Design and Technical Criteria), Chapter 8 (Intersections), Chapter 9 (Access Requirements & Design Criteria), Chapter 14 (Traffic Control Devices), Chapter 22 (Materials & Construction Specifications), Appendix A (Standard Drawings), Appendix I (Roundabout Design) and the addition of new Appendix J (Bus Stop Design Standards), new Appendix K (Loveland Pavement Markings & Layout Standards) and new Appendix L (Loveland Thermoplastic Standards).

A Hearing with the Larimer County Planning Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 6:30 pm and the Hearing with the Board of County Commissioners is currently scheduled for September 19, 2016, at 3:00 pm.  Both hearings will be in the hearing room of the Larimer County Courthouse offices at 200 West Oak Street in Fort Collins.

Use the link above for information on the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards and the proposed revisions.

CR 25E Drainage Improvement Project

On July 21, 2016, Engineering staff help an open house meeting to present information about a project to repair flood related damage on CR 25E.  Below are links to information presented at this meeting.

US 34 Road Closure - Big Thompson Canyon

Beginning in July, 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work on permanent repairs to US 34 damage caused by  the 2013 flood.

Right of Entry (ROE)

As the Larimer County community continues recovery efforts from the natural disasters of the last few years, private landowners are being asked to sign numerous documents.  The documentation needs are driven by the nature and location of the project as well as the funding source.  One of the most common documents is a Right of Entry (ROE).

Boulder County North 83rd Street Flood Recovery - Permanent Construction

Product Corridor and Erosion Buffer Pilot Study

Preliminary Floodplain Study Information for the Glen Haven Area

 The preliminary results of the floodplain study in the Glen Haven area.

New Survey Bench Marks

 Larimer County has set two new benchmarks in the Glen Haven and Drake flood damaged areas to help property owners and surveyors doing work in the canyon: 

Road Information Locator (RIL)

Road Information Locator is a software application that gives you the ability to view the county’s roadway assets using a map (road ownership, road maintenance, signs, culverts, traffic count information, crash information, plus much more).

Contact Information

Department Director
Mark Peterson
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Address
200 W. Oak St.
Suite 3000
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone
(970) 498-5700
Fax: (970) 498-7986

Office Hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(except holidays)

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