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Annual Projects & Programs
- Mosquito Control Program
Mosquito Control Program
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.
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.
7000 Broadway, Suite 108, Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 877.276.4306 | Fax: 866.929.1204
Annual Mosquito Control Reports
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2021
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2019
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2018
Johnstown Annual Mosquito Control Report 2017
- South Water Tank Project
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:
2020: Public Open House Sessions
2021: Construction starting summer of 2021
2022: Construction complete by end of year
Reliable water delivery and water pressure
Water storage for emergency operations
Sufficient water for household activities
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. CR17 work specifically finishing up by the end of May with single lane traffic impacts.
March 2022 Update - Work continues on the cylindrical tank shaft of the water tower as well as on the installation of pipeline. The 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.
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 Update - The 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 Update - Construction 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 Update - Construction 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.
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.
- Addressing Water Taste and Odor Issues
The Town of Johnstown Public Works Department is working aggressively to improve water taste and odor issues for residents. While the taste and odor issues experienced in Johnstown are not a health or safety concern as measured by the State, the issues do greatly impact the enjoyability of the water. The goal for the summer of 2021 is to address taste and odor water issues with the installation of a new Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Feeder system. Staff will be working with residents to obtain feedback regarding the quality of the Town’s water after the GAC System installation.
September 2021 Update - The GAC, PAC, and buoy projects are all completed at this time. We will continue to evaluate the systems as they relate to future water plans.
August 2021 Update - The GAC and ultrasonic buoy system are fully installed and up and running providing better tasting and looking water to Town of Johnstown residents. Public Works is still working on installation of the PAC system, as parts have been delayed as a result of COVID-19. Once the parts are available, the Town of Johnstown Public Works Department will work quickly to install the PAC at the Lonetree Reservoir.
July 2021 Update - The Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) system is up and running. All 6 vessels are in full operation producing 3500 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) in treated water to address taste and odor issues. Residents should begin noticing a difference in the taste and odor issues of the water over the next few days as the water currently in the system moves out and water treated through the GAC is introduced into the distribution system. At this time, the ultrasonic buoy is being assembled and will be placed into the Johnstown Reservoir as soon as it is finished.
June 2021 Update - Please see the Press Release that went out on June 14, 2021 for June's update. All 3 systems (GAC, PAC, and Ultrasonic Buoy) are on time and scheduled to be installed and online by the end of June - weather and provider pending.
May 2021 Update - The GAC system is in the process of being installed with the concrete foundation having been poured the week of May 17th. The ultrasonic buoy for the Johnstown Reservoir has also been purchased and will be installed upon delivery. The ultrasonic buoy will sit around the center of the reservoir and will prevent algae from growing in the hot summer months (the algae is a harmless but major contributor to the taste and odor issues being experienced).
April 2021 Update - In April, the Town Council approved the purchase of a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) system that will begin to address 70-80% of the water taste and odor issues being experienced by residents and is expected to be installed and operational by this summer. This is the first step in addressing the Town’s taste and odor issues and will involve public outreach and input to determine the next steps to reach a goal of 95% removal or better. In addition to the GAC, the Town has also ordered an Ultrasonic Buoy to be installed in the Town Lake which will work to reduce existing algae and prevent new algae growth (a major contributor to the taste and odor issues throughout the hot summer months). As these new parts of the Town’s water infrastructure are installed, the Town will continue to update residents. More specific details can be found in the Town Council Work Session Packet for April 12, 2021.
December 2020 Update - The Town has hired Design Consultant (Burns and McDonnel) to perform a study regarding the Town's water taste and odor issues. The study will be used to determine the next steps required by the Town to install a new granulated carbon feeder system in order to make the largest impact on the water quality for residents.
- 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 plans to explore multimodal transportation options along Charlotte Street that may include dedicated bike routes and wider sidewalks to increase safety and walkability.
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 Update - There 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 Update - Town 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 Update - The 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 Update - The 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 email@example.com or call 970-587-4664.
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
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 Update - The 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.
- Old Town Drainage Project
The Town hired Tait Engineering & Associates in 2020 to complete a storm water system design for the area of Old Town between N. Greeley Ave and Columbine Street from Charlotte St to N 2nd St. The Project involves the installation of 36 inch storm water line with multiple inlets to catch surface water in order to address localized flooding in Old Town as well as the replacement of asphalt to help direct surface flows to street gutters. The project also includes upsizing two 6 inch sewer lines in order to provide the cost benefit of updating all underground utilities at once prior to repaving the construction limits for the Storm water Project.
April 2022 Update - The alley between Greeley and Estes has been paved and for the most part, storm drainage work is complete. Remaining work includes gas line placement, grading, paving, and striping of the street. Town Public Works is working with Xcel Energy to prioritize the installation of gas lines so that the roads can be graded and returned to thru-traffic streets.
March 2022 Update - Crews are finishing up the storm drainage work on Greeley in April and will prep the alley for cement pavement to happen at the end of April. Town Public Works is actively working with the contractor to be more vigilant about surrounding area impacts during this project.
February 2022 Update - Work will be completed in the alley between Estes and North Greeley by the end of March. Crews are beginning the installation of storm water infrastructure along North Greeley and work will start on the concrete paving of the alley in March.
January 2022 Update - Work continues on North 1st and Estes with all storm water and sewer lines along Estes completed. The Town is working closely with the contractor regarding the upcoming installation of gas lines in mid-March - April.
December 2021 Update - Work is continuing on southwest North 1st place towards the intersection of Estes. All storm water along Estes has been completed and workers are now replacing sewer lines. Estes will remain open until gas line construction begins and paving takes place. Dates for closed related to gas line construction and paving will be announced closer to date of construction.
November 2021 Update - Work continues on the following streets for the removal and replacement of full width street paving, curb and gutter, sidewalk, landscaping, and private improvements as well as sanitary sewer main replacements and service connections. This project includes concrete and paving work which requires temperate weather, total project completion will be determined by cooperative Spring 2022 weather.
- Continued work on the alley between North Greeley and North Estes Ave through early 2022.
October 2021 Update - Work is already underway to rehabilitate and improve road and storm drainage on North Greeley Ave from 1st Street to 2nd Street, in the alley from North Greeley Ave to North Estes Ave, on North Estes Ave from Charlotte to North 2nd St., and along North 1st Place. This project includes the removal and replacement of full width street paving, curb and gutter, sidewalk, landscaping, and private improvements as well as sanitary sewer main replacements and service connections. There will likely be disruptions in street access and brief water service disruptions in the area as work is being completed.
Upcoming Work to Look Out For
- Continued work on North 1st Place until the mid/end of November
- Beginning work on the alley between North Greeley and North Estes Ave
*Access to cul-de-sacs along North 1st Place is being handled by the construction company.
September 2021 Update - Starting this month, there are plans to rehabilitate and improve road and storm drainage on North Greeley Ave from 1st Street to 2nd Street, in the alley from North Greeley Ave to North Estes Ave, and on North Estes Ave from Charloe to North 2nd St, as well as North 1st Place. This project includes the removal and replacement of full width street paving, curb and gutter, sidewalk, landscaping, and private improvements along sections of Greeley and Estes as well as sanitary sewer main replacements and service connections in the alley. There will likely be disruptions in street and alley access and brief water service disruptions in the area as work is being completed from October 2021 to March 2022. Area residents will be notified by the Contractor, DeFalco Construction, as well as by public outreach regarding construction impacts and can expect to be informed of the specific dates as the work gets closer. The first section of road to be worked on will be N 1st Place from Columbine Ave to N Estes Ave. The Contractor will coordinate maintaining property access to the adjacent cul-de-sacs during construction.
August 2021 Update - The Town is closing in on final project plans. Construction is anticipated to start mid-September. More information will be provided to area residents as the works gets closer.
July 2021 Update - The Town is still in the process of finalizing upcoming project plans and work and will be sending out more information to area residents in August.
June 2021 Update- The Town is in the process of finalizing bid documents and soliciting bids for construction on the Old Town Drainage Project
- North 2nd Bridge Project
The North 2nd Street Bridge project aims to widen the existing box culvert bridge crossing the Hillsborough Ditch in order to provide safe and reliable travel for vehicles and pedestrians commuting to and from Roosevelt High School. The North 2nd Bridge Project aims to address an unsafe squeeze point for both vehicles and pedestrian as well as to straighten the overall roadway alignment. Design and Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021 with construction occurring after irrigation season.
April 2022 Update - North 2nd Street is ready for you Johnstown! With construction complete, pavement operations wrapped up, and pedestrian needs accommodated... North 2nd Street is now completely open to through traffic and is safer than ever before.
With construction having started the second week of January, this project has lasted just shy of 3.5 months (the road was officially open the week of April 18). Finishing up a month ahead of schedule, the North 2nd Street Bridge Project cost just around $1 million. The project included a brand new box culvert (unofficially the part ‘under’ the bridge that the water goes through), new wing walls (the wings coming out of the bridge that help to direct water to under the bridge), new curbs, new pedestrian sidewalls, and pedestrian sidewalks.
In the past, the North 2nd Street Bridge could just barely accommodate 2 vehicles passing and has been an unnecessarily unsafe squeeze point for regular traffic and daily school traffic. Construction improvements have made this area a much safer and far more reliable route for vehicles, as well as pedestrians. Thank you, Johnstown (specifically area residents) for your patience and understanding as we made this much needed improvement.
March 2022 Update - In March crews finished box culvert staining and prepped the area for pavement onto the south road as well as over the bridge. This project is estimated to be complete by the end of April.
February 2022 Update - Work continues on the North 2nd Street Bridge project with full street closure over the bridge in place. This month, new box culverts were installed and preparation is being done for the construction of the bridge's wing walls in March. Wing walls will protect the area around the bridge from erosion as water collects in the ditch and moves under the bridge. Paving for this project will likely begin in early April. The project is on track for completion by the end of April.
January 2022 Update - Construction is beginning on the North 2nd Street Bridge project on January 25, 2022! Construction will impact traffic use of the road as the road will be closed completely to all traffic from Canal Ave to Columbine. Area residents and those commuting to/from Roosevelt High School are encouraged to rely on the detours to move through the neighborhood. The most reliable streets, at this time, are Charlotte St (east to west) and North Greeley/North Fremont (north to south). The road will be closed until mid-April for the construction of a safer and more pedestrian friendly bridge. You can find more information about the start of the project here. Detour and closure maps below.
December 2021 Update - The Town continues to work through the design for this project in partnership with the Hillsboro Ditch Company.
November 2021 Update - Data collection for this project is complete and the design has been submitted to the Hillsboro Ditch Company for review/approval.
October 2021 Update - Public Works and Connell Resources continues to work on project design for this project. The Town is also working with the Hillsboro Ditch Company. Currently utility data and information is being gathered to assist in the design phase and the anticipated timeframe for design to be complete is in Quarter 1, 2022.
September 2021 Update - The contract for this project has been finalized and the kick off meeting was in September. Public Works staff and Connell Resources have begun working on project design.
August 2021 Update- The RFP for this project has been awarded to Connell Resources, Inc. at the August 16 Town Council Meeting. Public Works Staff is working with Connell to finalize the contract and start the project design.
July 2021 Update - The RFP for this project will be awarded by the end of August.
June 2021 Update - The RFP for this project is now out and staff is waiting for the application period to end to assess.
April 2021 Update – Staff is working on an RFP that will be issued in May/June to obtain a Consultant for the design and coordination of a new box culvert bridge structure.
- 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 identified for upgrades below. Upgrades will include replacing the ground beneath the playground from a wood chip base to a solution called “Pour-in-Place”. This new rubbery ground is safer, more reliable, and cleaner than the current wood chip base. Due to restricted funding the Pour-In-Place upgrade will not occur until 2022 and will require a 2-3 week closure for the installation of the Pour-In-Place. The rest of the park will still be accessible by the public as this only impacts the playground. The Town will announce park closures as they become relevant.
April 2022 Update - Both weather and resources did not permit, so the Rolling Hills Park Update was not completed prior to April 30. The small delay should not impact the installation greatly as the new playground set and pour-in-place is scheduled for installation in early May. Crews are working hard to get this facility back up and running as the weather warms up.
March 2022 Update - If you have been to the Rolling Hills Park anytime after March 15, then you might have noticed that the playground is missing. Not to worry, the playground will be back and better than ever by May! Public Works removed the old playground in mid-March in preparation for the installation of the new playground and pour-in-place rubber grounding that will be fitted in April. While the swing set is still usable at Rolling Hills Park, it will also get a much needed makeover with the rest of the playground in April (weather and resources permitting). If you are interested in seeing the pour-in-place rubber grounding, it was installed lasted year at Parish Park playground. Pour-in-place rubber is ADA compliant, and is a safer and cleaner play foundation than gravel or wood chips.
February 2022 Update - Equipment and pour-in-place has been secured for the Rolling Hills Park and construction on the playground at the park will begin in mid-March with the removal of playground equipment. Installation of the new playground, swing set, and pour-in-place rubber grounding will take place in April. Residents can expect to see the playground area coned and taped off for safety throughout March. While the playground may be closed for use, the park is still open to the public.
January 2022 Update - The Rolling Hills Playground equipment will be getting a much needed replacement in the coming months. During this time, the playground will be closed for no more than a week. Public Works is also working on scheduling the pour-in-place rubber grounding for the play ground area this year as well. This grounding is the same at the base of the playground in Parish Park and is much safer and cleaner than woodchips.
December 2021 Update - New woodchips have been placed in some Town parks this month. The Rolling Hills Playground equipment has arrived and is on schedule for the January 2022 install. Playground closure information will be able to be found on the Town's website and social media as playground construction gets closer.
November 2021 Update - The Town continues to wait on the ordered playground equipment to arrive and once it does, Public Works will put a plan in place for an early 2022 installation at Rolling Hills Park. Playground closure information will be able to be found on the Town's website and social media during that time.
October 2021 Update - The Town is still waiting on the ordered equipment to arrive, but is still on schedule for an early 2022 installation. The install should take 2-3 days and there will be a playground closure during that time. The dates specific to this install are still to be determined.
September 2021 Update - Playground equipment has been ordered and should be delivered by the end of the year for an early 2022 installation. The install should take 2-3 days and there will be a playground closure during that time. The dates specific to this install are still to be determined.
August 2021 Update - Public Works Staff is in the process of selecting the new Rolling Hills playground equipment that will be installed by the end of the year. This equipment replacement will NOT include the rubber-grounding (pour-in-place) and will be announced as the date for the work is confirmed
July 2021 Update - The Town can confirm that by the end of the year, Rolling Hills playground equipment will be replaced. This equipment replacement will NOT include the rubber-grounding (pour-in-place) and will be announced as the date for the work is confirmed.
June 2021 Update - Either West Lake playground or Rolling Hills playground equipment will be replaced by the end of Summer 2021. This equipment replacement will NOT include the rubber-grounding and will be announced as the date for the work is confirmed.
- Johnstown Reservoir Dam Repair
The Johnstown Reservoir Dam needs repairs to its outfall structure. Work on this project will begin in September 2021 and is estimated to be completed and reopened to the public Summer 2022. During this project, the trail around the lake will be closed for pedestrian use intermittently. Please see the Town's website and posted signage at the reservoir for more information as closures occur.
The project will be completed in 2 phases.
Phase 1 - Reservoir Component, repairing dam infrastructure
Phase 2 - Work to armor the reservoir bank
April 2022 Update - The Johnstown Reservoir should be completely filled with water by the first week of May. This does NOT include fish as the Town worked with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) last year to empty the reservoir of wild life prior to draining to preserve whatever resources were able to be saved. The Town continues to work with CPW on the reintroduction of fish to the reservoir and will let residents know when fishing can resume later this summer. Outside of water and fish restocking, the reservoir continues to have some construction work on the path surrounding it. Teams will continue to work on the surrounding path to grade it (even it out) before laying better walking material on top.
March 2022 Update - The outfall structure has been completed and work to fill in the dam is currently ongoing. The Utilities Department anticipates filling the reservoir with water end of April/early May. Starting in April and into May, work will also be done to even out the walking path around the reservoir. This path will then be resurfaced for a safer and better pedestrian experience.
February 2022 Update - The outfall structure (tower) of the dam will be completed by the end of this month.
January 2022 Update - The Johnstown Reservoir will remain empty for the coming months and residents will notice an increase in construction workers in the area as the work on the dam proceeds. In January, the contractor constructed the pipe encasement and was able to form and pour the structure. Pipe supports and outlet pipe were also installed in January.
December 2021 Update - Work on the Johnstown Reservoir Dam has begun, starting construction with the outfall structure of the dam. There will continue to be intermittent closures of the walking path around the dam.
November 2021 Update - The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) completed a fish removal and relocation at the end of November to protect the resource. The reservoir has been completely drained and will need to dry out prior to any work beginning on dam infrastructure repairs. Work is expected to begin in December with some parts of the reservoir trail closed to pedestrians at times during the work.
October 2021 Update - The Colorado Department of Natural Resources called for an emergency Pubic Fish Salvage to last from October 6, 2021 to November 1, 2021. The fish salvage has been enacted so the Town of Johnstown can completely drain the reservoir to allow for planned needed repairs to be made on the dam. Because the entire fishery may have been lost, CPW enacted the public fish salvage in order to optimize use of the resource. The dam will be drained by the end of November and repair work will begin.
- 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.
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 Update - Town 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.
March 2022 Update - The Utilities Department will award the applicant for equipment selection at an April 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 (CMAR)
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
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. 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.