Capital Improvement Projects

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Capital Improvement Projects

Troy White | Public Works Director
twhite@johnstownco.gov | 970-587-4664

Ellen Hilbig | Utilities Director
ehilbig@johnstownco.gov | 970-587-4664

 

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Mosquito Control Program

Mosquito Control Program

2022 Mosquito Fogging Announcements

The Town of Johnstown has implemented biorational integrated mosquito management (IMM) through Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) for many years. The primary objective of this program is to monitor and reduce mosquito populations through the use of specific, environmentally sound, control techniques in order to protect residents from the threat of mosquito-borne diseases. 

Open communication is maintained by VDCI between the Town of Johnstown, County Departments of Health & Environment, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and surrounding municipalities in order to ensure that the highest level of mosquito control and epizootic response is achieved. This diligent and cooperative communication is important to the Town of Johnstown’s mosquito management program and provides significant benefit to public health throughout the entire area.

Helpful Links:
Click here for a map of Johnstown Spray Zones
Click here to turn on/off notifications for spraying

Spray Schedule - Click here to view by county

Vector Disease Control International sets traps around Town on Monday nights and sprays for mosquitos every Tuesday, as needed, between dusk and dawn.

Contact Information
VDCI Colorado:
7000 Broadway, Suite 108, Denver, CO 80221 
Phone: 877.276.4306  |  Fax: 866.929.1204
Email: colorado@vdci.net 

Annual Mosquito Control Reports
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2022
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2021

Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2019
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2018
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2017

 

Other Projects

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Water Projects

South Water Tank Project & Pipeline

In keeping with the 2016 Water System Master Plan, Town leadership is implementing needed improvements to the Johnstown water system by installing a new water storage tank on the south side of Town West of 17 and North of 40 and a new water pipeline that will connect at the southeast corner of Stroh Farms and loop back to Town along Weld County Road 13 to Highway 60. This project will facilitate future planned growth as well as improve water pressure and delivery for both current and future residents of the southern area of Johnstown.

Water Tank & Pipeline Timeline:
2019: Design
2020: Public Open House Sessions
2021: Construction starting summer of 2021

2022: Construction complete by end of year

Early 2023: Final project pieces and painting work complete

A map of the site for the new South Water Tank. The new water storage tank will be located on the south side of Town, west of County Road 17 and north of County Road 40.

Benefits:
Reliable water delivery and water pressure
Water storage for emergency operations
Sufficient water for household activities

December 2022 Update - Tank crews are working on interior piping of the South Water Tank as well as the electrical. As a result of the continued cold temperatures, painting crews will likely be continuing their work into early 2023 as painting is dependent on the temperatures warming up. Town Staff is working on ordering the transformer for the site to be installed in 2023. 

November 2022 Update - Tank crews have completed the welding of the tank and painting crews are working to finish internal and external paint work. Paint work is very sensitive to the temperature outside so this work will be completed when able based on weather. Crews are also working on the piping and electrical for the tank. As for the distribution pipeline, the contractor is working on installing mainline along WCR13, specifically working north to south between WCR46 and WCR 44. The final bore needed for this project should be complete by early 2023. 

October 2022 Update - Tank crews successfully raised the tank into place between October 12-14, with extra caution based on weather conditions. The tank took around 8 hours to raise and continues to be worked on through the end of the month (both internally and externally). As crews continue to construct the remainder of the tank, one thing that will be most noticeable to residents, is the removal of the white and red derrick crane from the center of the water tank. The water tank distribution pipeline work has also continued throughout the month of October, primarily installation along CR13.

September 2022 Update - The contractor has finished welding the tank together on the ground and has plans to complete painting of the tank by the end of the month. The contractor will continue to finish the tank, including the inside coating, even after the painting on the outside is complete prior to beginning to lift the tank. This moth, crews are mobilizing equipment to raise the tank - a process that should begin in October. The distribution pipeline continues to be worked on with pipe crews focusing on completing sections of waterline between CR40 and CR42 on the west side of CR 17. Once complete with this area, crews will relocate to CR17 to continue installation of the main pipeline. 

August 2022 Update - The tank is currently being prepped for paint with painting to begin in September. The distribution pipeline crews are focused on completing the sections of waterline between CR42 and CR40 on the west side of CR17. Work has begun on the main line installation on CR13 and will continue into September. 

July 2022 Update - The ground work is complete on the structure; this includes the steel skirt of the tank. Painting the tank is the next part of the project which should begin in September. Once the painting of the tank is complete, the tank will be raised to sit atop the cylindrical shaft of the structure. As the cylindrical shaft was being constructed, you might have noticed that the top if pointed in a cone. This part will sit underneath the the water tank itself. The cone is both a conservation of materials as well as a structural standard for a tank of this size. Pipeline work for this project continues along CR17, CR15, and CR13. Work along CR44 is complete and the pipeline connecting the project to the Water Treatment Plant is expected to be installed during Q3 2022. Residents should expect single lane closures and road impacts along CR13 (Colorado Blvd) during this time.

June 2022 Update - The work needing to be completed on the tank shaft prior to top tank work beginning, is nearly complete and the contractor will begin building the shell dome of the tank by July. The water tank will be built and painted on the ground and then raised up to sit atop the cylindrical shaft. The raising of the water tank will happen later in the year, but residents and visitors will begin to see a skirt-like structure around the bottom of the tank shaft - this will be the start of the water tank. The photos below (both taken end of June into early July) are pictures of the tank beginning to take shape around the bottom of the structure. The derrick crane continues to remain in place to help set panels but will be removed prior to the water tank being fully operational. Work continues on the installation of pipeline around Town, and as of July 19 - 17,618 Linear Feet of pipeline has been completed. 

Water tank tower with skirt-like unfinished water tank at the bottom during the construction of the South Water Tank project
close-up of the South Water tank being built and the skirt-like water tank sitting at the bottom.

May 2022 Update - Work continued on the cylindrical tank shaft of the water tower and construction started on the metal panels for the cones at the top of the tower. Additionally, the infrastructure inside of the cylindrical shaft was completed this month. Pipeline work continued along CR 17 this month, impacting traffic with single lane closures. In total, 16,348 linear feet of pipeline was completed by 6/30/2022. The picture below was taken on May 18, 2022 and shows come final tank shaft work needing to be complete (to nearly hide the derrick crane) before construction can begin on the tank. The photo also shows the blue pipeline being laid throughout Town - blue indicating the water that the pipeline will be carrying will be potable (treated for drinking) water. The second photo is a close-up of the tank and of the derrick crane lifting a panel for the cone at the top of the tank. 

An image of the progress on the South Water Tank construction project, taken May 2022
An image of the progress on the South Water Tank construction project, taken May 2022.

April 2022 Update - The cylindrical tank shaft is getting taller. The constriction on this portion of the water tank should be complete by the end of July. Once the tank shaft work is done, construction on the tank itself will begin before the tank is raised to the top of the tower towards the end of the year. Pipeline work for this project continues along CR17, CR42, CR44, CR13, and CR15. Water line installation is close to being completed along CR 13, CR15, and CR17. 

March 2022 Update - Work continues on the cylindrical tank shaft of the water tower as well as on the installation of pipelineThe candy-cane pole (aka derrick crane) erected just west of CR17 and north of CR40 is not a permanent fixture but is helping to guide the build of the new South Water Tank that is taking form. As you can see in the pictures below, the cylindrical tank shaft of the tower is currently under construction around the candy-cane derrick crane. Once the cylinder reaches the top portion of the red and white stripes, the water tank will be placed and the candy-cane derrick crane will be removed from the structure through an opening at the base of the tower. When complete, by the end of this year, the tower will hold 1.5 million gallons of water. 

The pipeline portion of this project is the part that connects the water tank to the Town’s Water Plant north of HWY 60. As you drive around south of HWY 60 along CR17, CR42, CR44, CR15, and CR13 you might see the blue piping you are seeing in some of these images. This blue piping is distributed throughout Town roughly along the area where it will be installed to connect the South Water Tank to the Water Plant. In the process of installing this pipeline, the Town and Town’s contractors work closely with the railroad, ditch companies, and farmers to bore under existing irrigation and tracks. At the end of this project, over 7 miles of pipeline will have been laid to connect these two important pieces of infrastructure.

An image of the progress on the South Water Tank construction project, taken March 2022

 

2022 March Water Tower Update 2

An image of the progress on the South Water Tank construction project, taken March 2022.

February 2022 Update - The 2nd level of the water tank shaft is nearly completed in the building of the cylinder that will hold the water tank. Residents and visitors will continue to see the derrick crane in the area as the tank is built. The pipeline portion of this project has also begun through a few of the partnering farmer's properties as well as along WCR13; most notably care is being taken to bore the irrigation crossings. The project is on track and any upcoming road impacts/closures will be communicated as pipeline continues to be laid. 

January 2022 Update - The foundation for the South Water Tank has been completed and work will be starting in February on the tank structure. Folks traveling through the area can expect to see a derrick erected on the tank site in order to start the tank shaft construction. The pipeline for this project, which will go loop from the tank across WCR 42 and loop down WCR 13 to the intersection of WCR 13 and HWY 60 is still in the planning process with crews working on area potholes. Information regarding construction related to the pipe and important traffic crossings will be made available later in the year as the work to lay the pipe, begins.

December 2021 Update - Construction continues on the South Water Tank project foundation. The project is on track at this time. 

November 2021 Update - State approval has been received for this project and construction has begun on the take foundation. There are still no anticipated service disruptions or road closures planned as a result of this project. 

October 2021 UpdateThe Town is currently working through State submittals and construction submittals for this project as construction continues. There are still no anticipated service disruptions or road closures planned as a result of this project. 

September 2021 UpdateConstruction of the South Water Tank began in September. The South Water tank will be located on the south side of Town, West of 17 and North of 40. There are no service disruptions or road closures planned as a result of tank construction. The next piece of this project is the associated pipeline project which is currently out to bid. 

August 2021 Update - Construction of the water tank is still scheduled for September 2021, weather permitting. The related pipeline will be going out for bid next month and an award announced shortly after. 

July 2021 Update - Construction of the water tank is still scheduled for September 2021, weather permitting. The related pipeline will be going out for bid in the coming months with award announced shortly after. 

June 2021 UpdateConstruction of the water tank will begin in September 2021 weather permitting. The associated pipeline will be going out for bid in August

April & May 2021 Update - Town Staff is in the process of executing Contract Documents with the awarded construction contractor, CB&I Storage Tank Solutions. Construction is anticipated to start during the summer of 2021.

Water Treatment Plant Expansion

The goal of this project is to upgrade and expand capacity of the existing water plant to handle current and future population growth in the Town. The project’s design phase is scheduled to begin in 2021, with actual plant improvements and construction to follow.

December 2022 Update - An RFP has been issued to solicit proposals from several membrane manufacturers. The Town received 3 proposals for prospective CMAR contractors. These proposals are being considered by staff and the owner's rep and the CMAR contract for pre-construction services will be awarded in January 2023.

November 2022 Update - Town staff, the design engineer, and the owner's rep continue to work together to select the criteria for the membranes and new site layout options. Once the criteria are set, the Town will issue an RFP for selecting the membrane package. Staff has already issued an RFP to select a CMAR for design review services and should be awarding the CMAR contract by the end of 2022. 

October 2022 Update - Town staff, the design engineer, and the owner's rep are working together to select the criteria for the membranes. The criteria is based on Town priorities and Council vision and the membranes, simplistically, are the treatment options for the water. Once the criteria are chosen, the Town will issue an RFP to solicit proposal for selecting the equipment from membrane manufacturers. This RFP should be expected by the end of the year. Additionally, Town Staff is working on issuing an RFP to select a CMAR for design services. 

September 2022 Update - This month, the Utilities Department met with Town Council at a public work session as well as at a following Council Meeting, to discuss changes to this project. Project crews working through design and testing were noting higher levels of geosmin in the water than initially measured leading the Utilities Department to determine that a switch to a membrane/GAC system water treatment plan would better serve residents and continue to positively impact taste and odor issues. The Design Engineer has submitted the 30% plans and met with operations to review. The owner’s representative, Blue Water Engineering, is on board and assisting Town Staff in making key decisions. The design engineer is currently working on preparing a 40% design package for the membrane/GAC system. Town Staff is continuing to work with the design engineer and the owner’s representative as the design progresses.

August 2022 Update - The pilot test for the design of ozone treatment systems and filters is complete. The design engineer has submitted 30% design plans and has met with plant operations to review. Blue Water Engineering, the owner's representative, is working closely with Town Staff in making key decisions related to the Water Treatment Plant Expansion as the design reaches 60%. 

July 2022 Update - As a reminder, this project will double the Town's water treatment capacity from 6million gallons per day to 12million gallons per day. This means that the Town will be able to treat more water, more quickly, ensuring current and future residents access to better water service, including better water pressure. During the Treatment Plant Expansion design, the Town has contracted with Blue Water as the owner's representative and continues to anticipate 60% design in September. 

A design pilot test for the design of the ozone treatment systems and filters is currently ongoing and will continue until mid-August. This should not impact residents. 

June 2022 Update - A design pilot test for the design of ozone treatment systems and filters is currently underway. The pilot tests related to the design of ozone treatment systems and filters will be in place until mid August. The Town and the Design Engineer continue to work through next steps to obtain a Construction Contractor and Owners Representative to assist in the design review as the Town is anticipating 60% design drawings in September. 

May 2022 Update - The plant conducted its final pretreatment testing with the Reservoir online. Results from both pilot programs are promising that the Town is able to treat the amount of water required to upgrade the plant through the existing system. A pilot test for the design of ozone treatment systems is currently underway. The Design Engineer has submitted 30% plans and met with operations to review. The Town and the Design Engineer are working through next steps to obtain a Construction Contractor and Owners Representative to assist in the design review and then site construction. 

April 2022 Update - As the Johnstown Reservoir will be filled by the first week of May, the second pilot program should kick off once the reservoir is completely filled. By this same time, Utilities will have 30% design completion as well. The Town and the design engineer are working towards getting a construction contractor on board for the site construction. 

March 2022 Update - The project remains in the design phase with initial pilot program complete. A second pilot program will be necessary in April-May when the Johnstown reservoir comes back online to provide water. The Johnstown reservoir is currently empty as there is work being done on the reservoir dam. Once the reservoir is refilled, the second pilot program will provide the final data related to the amount of water than can be treated through the system. 

February 2022 Update - This project is still in the site design phase with a pilot program scheduled for March for pre-treatment process trial runs. This pilot project aims to provide the Town and contractor with more information about how much water can be treated and what pre-treatment process should be considered for the new treatment plant. 

January 2022 Update - The Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project is in the site design phase. The goal of this project is to upgrade and extend the capacity of the existing water plant to handle current and future population growth. The Design Engineer is putting together a conceptual site layout and collecting data to drive the design process.

December 2021 Update - This project is still undergoing site design. At this time, the project is on track. 

November 2021 Update - This project is still in the design phase and the Town's contractor continues to collect utility data to evaluate the site and design needs. 

October 2021 Update - As of November 1, 2021, this project is still in the design phase. The Town's contractor is in the process of collecting utility data to evaluate the site and design needs. 

September 2021 Update - The final contract has been determined and the kick off meeting for this project happened in September. The project is now in the design phase.

August 2021 Update - The RFP has been closed and contract negotiations are being conducted to determine final contract award. The bid will be awarded by Fall 2021 and more information about project phasing and expectations will come after that. 

June 2021 Update The Water Treatment Plant Expansion RFP is currently out for bid and should be awarded by Fall 2021. Please check Town Council Meeting Agendas for the specific Council Meeting related to the awarding of this RFP. 

April & May 2021 Update The Town is in the process of evaluating which design direction to pursue in order to address Taste & Odor water quality issues.   The proposals for the Design RFP on the Water Treatment Plant Expansion project are under review with the intent to award in the next month in order to start moving forward on design plans.

January 2021 Update The Town posted an RFP on December 30, 2020 to hire an engineering firm to design the expansion of the Water Treatment Plant from 5 MGD to 10 MGD. Bids are due on February 5, 2021 with a planned recommendation to Council in March 2021.

Raw Water Transmission Project for the Water Treatment Plant

The Town of Johnstown will be installing approximately 11 miles of 24"-48" diameter raw water transmission mainline to expand the Town's current raw water supply to the Water Treatment Plant. This project complements the Water Treatment Plant Expansion project which is expanding the existing water treatment plant to a 12 million gallons per day (MGD) capacity (before project completion, the plant produces at a 6.2 MDG capacity). The most important goal of this project is for the Town to construct new, bigger, pipeline and associated systems to meet and deliver the raw water needs of our current and future community. 

December 2022 Update - Town staff is working with Civil Resources to put together options to determine the best routing and location for a new pipeline. 

Street Projects

State Hwy 60 Feasibility Study

The Town of Johnstown is currently undertaking a feasibility study of Hwy 60. This feasibility study is a 3 Task Master Planning initiative. Task 1 was data collection including existing traffic signal plans, GIS data and mapping, future development plans, and environmental and other documents. 

Task 2 is the feasibility study piece is to to develop design concept alternatives for what the roadway would look like and determine its ultimate profile (width, lane sizes, pedestrian walkways, landscape buffer, etc.) based on the data.

Task 3 will consist of preliminary and final design of the traffic signal at Carlson Blvd and Hwy 60. 

SH 60 will be designed by professional licensed engineers and safety of the roadway is of the utmost concern. Any widening of the roadway will be designed according to national and State safety standards. 

October 2022 Update - The Town and consultant presented findings to the Council at the October 24 work study session and will present at the Town Council regular session on November 7. 

September 2022 Update - The Town and consultant met to go over preliminary design options for SH 60 from 1-25 to County Road 19. The design options will be presented to the Council for feedback on October 24 during a work session. 

August 2022 Update - The study is completing the traffic analysis portion and staff has a Work Session schedule with Town Council in September or October for updates related to this project. This would likely be to review layout options for the roadway. 

July 2022 Update - This project is in its early stages, looking at traffic volume models and conducting traffic counts, as well as analyzing future conditions. 

Intersection Improvements for SH 60 and Carlson Blvd

The Town of Johnstown’s Public Works Department is currently in design of intersection improvements at SH60 and Carlson Blvd. The improvements will include a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing. The design of this project is anticipated to be complete in late Fall 2022 with construction to follow immediately. The work is anticipated to be completed by late spring of next year depending on the weather and availability of traffic signal equipment.

December 2022 Update - Design for the traffic signal remains at 98% design level and the IGA has been approved by CDOT. The project is estimated to go out for bid in Spring 2023. 

October 2022 Update - Design for the traffic signal is at 98% design level and comments from CDOT are being integrated into the plans. Staff still estimates putting the project out to bid later in October or in early November. The Town is waiting on the IGA from CDOT. 

September 2022 Update - Design for the traffic signal is at 60% design level and being reviewed by CDOT for comments. Town Staff met with CDOT Local Agency personnel to discuss the project and an IGA from CDOT is forthcoming for Council’s consideration. The IGA is required as part of the MMOF funding. Once the IGA is approved, the Town will be able to purchase the traffic signal poles that have a 4–6-month lead time.

August 2022 Update - This project is in the design phase and is related to the feasibility study mentioned above.  

Charlotte St. Rehabilitation and Improvements

Charlotte Street between Letford Elementary and Parish Park has been identified through a Roadway Condition Survey to be in need of rehabilitation; specifically, the reconstruction of asphalt pavement and concrete as well as the replacement of aged water and sewer lines as well as the installation of new stormwater lines to address surface flooding issues. The Town explored multimodal transportation options along Charlotte Street to increase safety and walkability, the preservation of historic trees in the area, as well as is prioritizing the rehabilitating and reconstruction of water, sewer, and road infrastructure.

December 2022 Update - Work is ongoing on the north side of the street, and approximately one-third of the street has had new walkway installed. It is estimated that all stormwater, sewer, and concrete work will be complete by March 2023, depending on the weather and other factors. Crews will work on curbs, gutters, and paving upon the completion of this current phase of work. 

We appreciate area residents' patience as we improve utilities and pedestrian safety in the area. We encourage area residents to keep an eye out for notifications on their doors or garage doors from contractor Colorado Paving. 

November 2022 Update - Work began this month on the Charlotte Street Project. Area residents and local travelers can expect some road closures and cone zones. As a reminder, work will go into Summer 2023 and the project timeline is based on cooperative weather and resource availability. 

Visit this webpage for phasing information at the start of the project.

October 2022 Update -  Work will begin on the Charlotte Street Improvements project end of Oct/early November. 

August 2022 Update - The bid for this project was released last month and a contract is scheduled to come before Town Council for consideration in September's Town Council Meeting. Construction for this project will begin in late Summer/early Fall 2022 and area residents will be notified of any construction coming to their area.

July 2022 Update - Throughout July, the Public Works Director met with area residents in one-on-one meetings scheduled at their Charlotte St. property. The Energy Impact Grant awarded for this project has been signed by the state. Bids for the project opened July 27 with anticipated award in August or September. 

June 2022 Update - The Public Works Director is currently scheduling meetings with area residents, these 1-on-1 meetings will be for Charlotte Street residents to specifically talk about the project and their Charlotte St properties. 1-on-1s will happen throughout the month of July. The Charlotte Street Project is out to bid with a pre-bid meeting on July 13, 2022 for all interested contractors. For contract documents and the RFP please visit Rocky Mountain Bidnet. The RFP will close at the end of July. 

May 2022 Update - Public Works is currently creating a plan and program where street residents will be met with on a one-on-one basis to discuss project impacts to their specific property. Residents should look out for information mailed from the Town about this towards the end of June. 

April 2022 Update - RFP documents are being prepared as the Town plans to go out for RFP for the whole of this project in May with a possible award date by the end of the summer. Construction work will not begin until a contractor has been awarded for this project meaning that work will not start on Charlotte Street until after BBQ Day. The work for this project is projected to take about 12 months and prioritizes water drainage and sewer upgrades as well as historic area features and greenery. 

March 2022 Update - The Town hosted the neighborhood meeting for area residents on March 1, 2022. The area residents who attended were able to discuss changes  and final design plans in more detail with the contractor and Town Public Works. Bid documents for this project will be released in May, this RFP will be for work on the entire project. Construction for this project will begin in late Summer 2022 and area residents will be notified of any construction coming to their area. Charlotte Street work will NOT begin prior to the Town's BBQ Day. 

February 2022 UpdateThere is an upcoming Neighborhood meeting for area residents on March 1, 2022 starting at 6:30pm at Town Hall (450 South Parish Ave). This event will give area residents a glimpse at the 100% design completion as well as an opportunity to ask Public Works and the contractor some questions. The project focus continues to be improvement of the sewer and storm water infrastructure, maintenance of the historic neighborhood, trees and greenery and safer vehicle and pedestrian access. You can view the presentation boards for this meeting by clicking here.  

January 2022 UpdateTown Public Works hosted an Open House questions and answers session for residents about the design features of this project on January 18, 2022. Now that the project is at 100% design completion, Public Works will also be hosting a neighborhood meeting for impacted residents on March 1, 2022 at Town Hall at 6pm. The project focus remains the sewer and stormwater improvements, historic neighborhood, trees and greenery, and safer vehicle and pedestrian areas.

December 2021 UpdateThe Town is currently finalizing designs (which included evaluating needed traffic calming measures), and will have a Final Design Open House and Q&A for area residents January 18, 2022 from 6-7pm at Town Hall. Public Works is also planning a Construction Open House prior to construction that is anticipated to begin Summer 2022.  

November 2021 UpdateThe estimated starting time for work related to the Charlotte St. project is Summer 2022 pending weather and resource availability. The Town is currently finalizing design (which included evaluating needed traffic calming measures), and will have a Final Design Public Meeting for area residents early 2022. Public Works is planning additional Public Meetings for 2022 prior to construction start and after the grant for the work has been awarded. 

October 2021 Update - In October the Town and the contractor finished contacting landowners regarding right of way landscaping and are looking to wrap up the design phase of this project (which will now also include a parklet feature near Letford). Public Works continued to evaluate the design to limit impacts to the public. 

September 2021 Update - Town Staff and the contractor for this project went door-to-door to impacted area residents this month to discuss Right of Way Landscaping options and special cases. Please view the project's exhibits below and if you are a resident who would like to connect about Right of Way Landscaping as it relates to this project, please contact Troy White, Public Works Director twhite@johnstownco.gov or call 970-587-4664.

PDF of Proposed Street Section | PDF of Existing Street Section

Details of Proposed Street Section: On the North side there is a 2.5 foot right of way, 5 foot sidewalk, 8 foot parkway, 2 foot gutter, 25 foot asphalt drive and parking lane. On the South side there is a 1.5 foot right of way, 5 foot sidewalk, 7 foot parkway, 2 foot gutter, 25 foot asphalt drive and parking lane

Proposed Street Section image. Details in text
Existing Street Section Image

August 2021 Update - Public Works has identified the needed and desired project scope which includes reconstructing asphalt and concrete, replacing aged water and sewer, and installing new stormwater system. The focus of the project at this point includes: Tree Preservation, ADA Compliance, Utilities Replacements, Flooding & Stormwater Mitigation, and Historic Character Preservation. Town and Contractor staff will be going door-to-door in late August/early September to discuss right of way landscaping with residents. Please contact Ehilbig@johnstownco.gov for more information about right of way landscaping. 

July 2021 Update- There will be a Public Meeting (#2) held on July 27, 2021 at Town Hall from 6pm-7:30pm. At this second open house, get an idea of the suggested changes that the Town has made to the project as a result of feedback. Please attend to  provide additional input and ask questions!

June 2021 UpdateThe Public Works Department held 2 Public Open Houses to discuss potential Charlotte St. Improvement ideas at the end of May. Residents provided feedback from the end of May into June regarding project ideas and street needs and this feedback was brought to Town Council during a work session on June 14.
The next steps for the Town are to reevaluate the project direction in order to preserve the historic character of the street by working around the established trees, addressing flooding, improving sidewalks to meet ADA requirements, and upgrading aged utility infrastructure. Another open house will be held to share these updates with the public and discuss design challenges along the Charlotte Street corridor.

May 2021 Update - There will be two public Open Houses for the Charlotte St. Project. The virtual open house will be May 25 and the in-person open house will be on May 27. Please see all information related to these opportunities at the top of this page.  

April 2021 Update - In April, Town Council awarded the design consultant for this project to Tait & Associates Engineering and will be presenting design concepts to residents for input. The project design is planned to be complete by the end of year in order to be eligible to apply for a DOLA (Department of Local Affairs) grant to assist in funding a portion of the construction anticipated to begin 2022.

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Parks & Rec Projects

Letford Elementary (Demo) and Park

Letford Elementary School was closed for students at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. There are plans to demolish the school and grade much of the existing property (save some playground and statue pieces) and turn the space into a Town park for the benefit of the community. The demolition of the building and grading of the property will likely begin in early 2023.

Playground Projects

The Town is working to upgrade playgrounds at our local parks: ground materials as well as playground equipment. We will announce the next park(s) identified for upgrades below. The Town will announce park closures as they become relevant.

December 2022 Update - Playground updates specific to each park will begin in Spring 2023. Further details to follow. 

Johnstown Little Thompson Trail Project

This trail will provide a relaxing and much needed recreational footpath for residents and visitors to the Town of Johnstown. It will be a concrete path about 4.330 feet long and 10 feet wide, that meanders from WCR46.5 east of the railroad tracks through the land north of WCR46.5 and ultimately stopping at CR19. The project kick off meeting for the Little Thompson Trail Project will be in January 2023 with project completion estimated by fall 2023. This project had previously been on hold in an effort to find the best way to preserve the wildlife in the area through the duration of the project. 

 

Sewer Projects

Low Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion 

The goal of the Low Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project is to expand the current treatment facility through equipment and operational upgrades to better serve residents. The expansion will increase treatment from 0.5 MGD to 1.5 MGD tripling the plants current capacity.

December 2022 Update -  Work continues on the headworks and MBR building including the installation of the roof and doors. Equipment continues to be installed as it is delivered. 

November 2022 Update - Work continues around the headworks building and the installation of equipment as it becomes available. The below photo shows the work being done on the headworks and MBR building so far. 

Picture of building related to Low Point Sewer Expansion project - building under construction

October 2022 Update - Masonry work was completed on the MBR building this month and roofing has begun. The contractor will begin installing equipment in the MBR building as it arrives on site. The masons have begun working on the headworks building. The contractor is continuing to install process piping and backfilling operations around the new buildings.

September 2022 Update - Masonry work continues around the new MBR building and will continue into October. The contractor is continuing to install process piping and backfilling operations around the new buildings. Equipment will start to be installed in early October in the MBR building. 

August 2022 Update - Approximately 95% of the concrete has been installed. Masonry work has begun around the new MBR building and will continue throughout the site in the coming months.

July 2022 Update - Contractor has completed around 95% of all concrete work for structures (foundational work). Contractor will begin with masonry work in early August. The self certification for CDPHE is complete.

June 2022 Update - Work continues on the Low Point Wastewater Treatment Plan Expansion project. The Town continues to work with the State related to existing approvals of the Process Design Report and Site Location.

May 2022 Update - Much of the same work continued this month as it did in April. As a reminder, the goal of this project is to expand the current treatment facility through equipment and operational upgrades. The expansion will serve residents better as it relates to water out and the treatment of water out. 

April 2022 Update - Earthwork construction continues for this project and the crew is wrapping up foundation work on new structure construction for MBR/SBR and the EQ basins adjacent to the news headworks building. 

March 2022 Update - The project remains on schedule and continues in the construction phase on the building foundations. 

February 2022 Update - Construction work continues on the foundations for two new structures.

January 2022 Update - Crews have been onsite the month of January continuing earthwork construction and excavation. There will be a new headworks building on site and excavation for this is also ongoing.

December 2021 Update - A pre-construction meeting for this project was held in December and there is ongoing earthwork and excavation construction happening. 

November 2021 Update - The contractor for this project has been selected and is in the process of sourcing materials. Site plans are being submitted to the Town for review and approval. 

October 2021 Update - The Low Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion designs are under review with the State of Colorado at this time. This is a standard practice for any entity planning to build/construct a wastewater treatment plant. Documents are ready to be awarded to the contractor when able. 

September 2021 Update - The Low Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion designs are under review with the State of Colorado at this time. This is a standard practice for any entity planning to build/construct a wastewater treatment plant. After the State returns their review, the next step of this project is to finalize the design and enter the construction phase (likely by early 2022).

June 2021 UpdateTown Staff and the Contractor for design are nearing the final design stages for this project. Start of construction, weather permitting, will be in Fall 2021. 

April 2021 Update - In April, the RFP for the Low Point Expansion Equipment was awarded to Huber Technology Inc, Hydro International, Suez WTS Systems USA Inc, Aerzen USA, Trojan UV, Fournier Inc. These vendors will be working with the Design Consultant, Aqua Engineering, on the expansion project. Specific cost information can be found in the April 5, 2021 Town Council Meeting Packet. The Town is in the process of evaluating Construction Contractors to perform the expansion.

Central Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Central Wastewater Treatment Plant project involves the design and construction of a new  wastewater treatment facility. The Town’s current wastewater treatment process consists of a lagoon system built in the 1950s. This type of treatment no longer meets State compliance due to the amount of growth the Town has experienced nor is the treatment process the most efficient or effective to meet Town needs. The new wastewater treatment plant is intended to increase daily flows from the current .999 MGD to 2.5 MGD. The Town plans to begin design for the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2021, with actual plant improvements and construction to follow.

December 2022 Update - The Design Engineer has submitted 90% construction plans. Town Staff, the design engineer and the CMAR will work on value engineering as the design progresses and will look at developing the Final GMP (guaranteed max price) based on the 90% plans. 

November 2022 Update - The Design Engineer continues working with CDPHE. Town Staff, the design engineer, and the CMAR will work on value engineering as the design progresses. 

October 2022 Update - The Design Engineer is working with CDPHE on the Site Location and Chemical Modification approvals. Town Staff continues to review the design and provide direction to the Design Engineer. The Town received a proposal for the CMAR design services and has awarded the project to Moltz. This will be presented at the next Town Council Meeting. 

September 2022 Update - The Design Engineer is working with CDPHE on the Site Location and Chemical Modification approvals. Town Staff published an RFP to select a CMAR firm to start reviewing the design plans and prepare a GMP. Town Staff anticipates awarding the CMAR design services in October. 

August 2022 Update - The Design Engineer submitted the Site Location Application for the project to the State (CDPHE) as well as the Utility Plan update for the project to the North Front Range Water Quality Planning Association (NFRWQPA) which was discussed at the NFRWQPA meeting on July 28th. 

July 2022 Update - The award for the RFP for the Grit System has been issued and all early equipment awards issued. Utilities continues to work with CDPHE and NRFWQP on design plans. Specifically, the project was presented to NWRF this month (Utility Plan Update) and they approved it. Still working with CDPHE on applicable early certifications for site location. Town and design engineer are continuing progress for 60% design of the plant. 

June 2022 Update - The Design Engineer is currently working with NFRWQPA and CDPHE on approvals as the staff met with NFRWQPA and the Design Engineer is working on addressing related comments, which were minor. The early equipment procurement for the Grit System is expected to be presented to Council at the beginning of July.

May 2022 Update - The Design Engineer submitted the Site Location Application for the project to the State CDPHE as well as the Utility Plan update for the project to the North Front Range Water Quality Planning Association (NFRWQPA) for review and approval. The early equipment procurement for the project was awarded at the May 16 Council Meeting

April 2022 Update - The Design Engineer received review comments for the 30% plans and will be submitting the Site Location Application for the project to the State. The project team is working through the equipment selection process for the new facility and is anticipating presenting equipment selections to Council for award at the end of May

March 2022 Update - The Utilities Department anticipates to award an applicant for equipment selection at an April  or May Town Council Meeting. The 30% design plans have been completed. The next step is to present this data to the Town Council. 

February 2022 Update - The RFP for equipment selection for this project closed in February and the Utilities Department is working towards making a proposal award in April. The design engineer has been working hard collecting data, and the design should be 30% done by the end of March. 

January 2022 Update - The RFP for equipment selection was posted on the Town’s website and Rocky Mountain Bidnet on January 13, 2022. Proposals for Equipment Pre-Selection for the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Project are due February 17, 2022. The design engineer is putting together a conceptual site layout and collecting data to drive the design process.

December 2021 Update - Surveying and geo-tech for this project will be completed by the end of December. Aqua Engineering is working on RFP documents for equipment selection. 

November 2021 Update - Aqua Engineering continues to work to collect collect utility information and organize data for the development of plant design. 

October 2021 Update - The contractor, Aqua Engineering, is currently working to collect utility information and organizing data which will help them to understand how to design the plant to best serve residents. 

September 2021 Update - The kick off meeting for this project was in September and the project is fully in the design phase at this time. Since the Town is developing designs for two wastewater treatment plants, this project design will likely sync with the design for the Low Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

July 2021 Update - Aqua Engineering has confirmed completion of the contract for this project with the Town of Johnstown. Design planning for this project has begun. 

June 2021 Update The design engineering contract for the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant has been awarded to Aqua Engineering. Aqua Engineering has worked with the TOJ previously during the design phase for Low Point and understands the Town's needs and will develop the best design approach to meet those needs. Another benefit of the awarded consultant: consolidating the design approach for the Town's two wastewater treatment plants to the same treatment approach to allow for Staff to rotate and manage operations easily and consistently provide the opportunity for better service. 

April 2021 Update - The Town posted an RFP in January to hire an engineering firm to design a new Central Wastewater Treatment Plant. The proposals for the Design RFP on the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant project are under review with the intent to award in the next month in order to start moving forward on design plans.

Central Sewer Interceptor & North Interceptor Project

The purpose of the Central Sewer Interceptor Project is to upsize the sewer trunk lines to the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project is planned to occur in 3 phases (or 3 sections of installed trunk line) that enable the Town to better serve current residents, continue to meet State requirements, and accommodate current growth patterns.

Phase 1: Is specific to the trunk line installation from the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility to CR46.5
Phase 2: Is specific to the trunk line installation from 46.5 south to 46 and then west to CO Blvd
Phase 3 (North Interceptor): Is specific to the trunk line installation happening in the north of Old Town Johnstown area of CR 48.5 and CR 16 around CR50 and CR 52

Tentative General Schedule for North Interceptor Project Phase. 
Contractor Award ............... May 2022
Construction Start ............... June 2022
Substantially Complete ............... December 2023
Anticipated Construction Completion ............... Spring 2024

December 2022 Update - Phase 1: This portion of the project is complete. Phase 2: The Clearview lift station has been decommissioned and staff is completing minor remaining items before project completion. Phase 3 (North Interceptor): Town staff continues to coordinate with property owners on easements for this project. The contractor has finished the shoring system for the new lift station and is working on the preparations to pour the foundation. 

November 2022 Update - Phase 1: Town staff is processing the final pieces to close out this portion of the project. Phase 2: The contractor has completed the mainline on WCR46 between WCR15 and WCR13. The contractor will work during the month of December to complete the portion of the mainline between CR46 and the railroad tracks. This work will be the final item to complete before crews process minimal remaining tasks to close out this portion of the project by early January. Phase 3 (North Interceptor): Town staff continues to coordinate with property owners on easements for this project. The contractor is currently working on the shoring system for the new lift station and you can see the excavation in the photos below. The shoring should be complete by the end of December. 

Low point construction for sewer project

October 2022 Update - Phase 1: This phase continues to wrap up as collections and distribution staff work with the contractor to optimize the performance of the lift station. Phase 2: The sewer main continues to be installed along CR46. Crews will be mobilizing to complete the bore under the railroad tracks. This bore is necessary to stop use of the Clearview Lift Station. Phase 3/ North Interceptor: The contractor has begun preparing the site for the new lift station and providing subject submittals to the Town and design engineer. The contractor has also begun ordering long lead items to ensure a timely project completion. The project team continues to work with Weld County to secure necessary permits as well as coordinating with relevant property owners related to easements.  

September 2022 Update - Phase 1: The contractor continues to wrap up the project while collection and distribution staff work with them to optimize the performance of the lift station. Phase 2: The contractor is installing sewer main along WCR 46 between CR15 and CR13. The bore crew has completed the bore under CR 13 and continues to work with the railroad related to this phase. Phase 3/North Interceptor: The 100% design plans have been issued to the contractor and the contractor has begun preparing the site for the new lift station and providing submittals to the Town and design engineer for review. The project team is working with Weld County to obtain all necessary permits for the new lift station. 

August 2022 Update - Phase 1:The contractor is wrapping up some small items and collections and distributions staff is working with them to optimize the performance of the lift station. Phase 2 – Contractor is installing sewer main along WCR46 between CR 17 and CR 15. The bore crew has begun installing the bore under WCR13. Phase 3/North Interceptor: The 100% design plans have been issued to the Contractor.  The contractor has begun preparing the site for the new lift station and providing project submittals to the Town and the design engineer for review to be able to procure equipment. The Contractor is also working with Weld County to obtain the necessary permits.

July 2022 Update - Phase 1: The contractor is completing minor items around the site related to operations, the Town anticipates final completion of the project by the end of August. Construction (major) completion happened end of June with the life station operation handed to the Town. Town staff were trained on the operations of the new lift station in May-June and took over operation of the lift station end of June. Phase 2: East side CR17 pipeline installation complete. Working on installation of pipeline on CR46 between CR17 and CR15. The bore under CR13 is anticipated to begin August. Phase 3/North Interceptor: Contractor is anticipated to start construction on the new lift station in early August. Staff is working on early procurement of the equipment that Council has approved to ensure that the project stays on schedule.

April 2022 Update - Phase 1: The Town performed a walk-through with the contractor on the pressurized and gravity sections of the sewer pipe installed as part of the project. The new lift station start up is scheduled for May (all things being well) with the decommissioning of the old lift station scheduled for June. Phase 2: Bore work wrapped up at the Hillsborough Ditch crossing and crews are extending pope to either side of the ditch easement. Work will begin  along CR46 once the sewer bore is completed under CR17. Phase 3: The project design and construction team is finalizing costs for construction based on 90% design and construction will be presented to Town Council in the coming months. 

March 2022 Update - Phase 1: The electrical equipment has arrived and work continues on the lift station. The lift station should be online by April/May. Phase 2: Crews continue to install pipe and work through bore crossings. Work will continue on 46 for other construction projects, however pipe installation should be complete between 46.5 and 46 by mid-April. Phase 3: The design process is still underway for this portion of the project and more information related to permitting should be available in April.  

February 2022 Update - Phase 1: The trunk line installation is complete and the building on property continues to be improved. There has been a slight delay in electrical equipment supply but overall this should not impact the project significantly. The work on the lift station will be completed by mid-March. Phase 2: Crews are currently installing pipe and working through irrigation crossings for this trunk line that is running 46.5 south to 46. This work will continue into March. Phase 3: This phase, including installation of the trunk line north of Old Town Johnstown, is at 90% design and the review process is underway. Permitting for the lift station is expected to be approved by the end of March.  

January 2022 Update - Phase 1: Trunk line installation from the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant facility to CR46.5 construction is ongoing with wet well and vault piping undergoing work currently. Crews are also working on the building (HVAC, ceiling panel installation, and electrical). 
Phase 2: The contractor working on the trunk line installation from 46.5 to 46 and then West to CO Blvd project has started clearing and grubbing the site, potholing utilities, and installing groundwater wells. 
Phase 3: This phase, including installation of the trunk line north of Old Town Johnstown, is at 90% design and the review process is underway. Permitting has been submitted for the related lift station.

December 2021 Update - Phase 1 construction is still ongoing and on track. Phase 2 contract has been awarded to Connell Resources, Inc. Phase 3 is still currently undergoing concept planning.  

November 2021 Update - Phase 1 construction is still ongoing with an estimated completion around May 2022 (depending on cooperative weather and resource availability). Phase 2 contract will be awarded at the December 13 Town Council Meeting. This phase should be complete by September 2022. Phase 3 contract will be awarded in the Spring of 2022. The Town is currently working on 90% designs for this phase. 

October 2021 Update - Phase 1 is under construction specifically with with pipe being installed on the north side of HWY 60. There are no anticipated traffic impacts during Phase 1. Phase 2 is in the design stage and pipe has been ordered. Phase 3 is currently undergoing concept planning. 

September 2021 Update - Phase 1 is under construction, Phase 2 is in the design stage, and Phase 3 is currently undergoing concept planning.

July 2021 Update - Phase 1 of this project is still underway - and the construction occurring under HWY 60 should be completed by the end of August (weather and materials permitting). There are still no expected service disruptions or closures as a result of this work. 

June 2021 Update - Phase 1 of this project is underway. Phase 1 includes: new lift station and 1 mile of pipeline to the wastewater treatment plant. There are no expected road closures or service interruptions as a result of Phase 1. 

April 2021 Update – The Town held a Pre-Construction meeting with the Construction Contractor, Connell Resources, to start construction of Phase 1. The Town is also working with IMEG and Connell Resources to complete the design on Phase 2 of the project.