SWSP II Construction Update
Updated Construction Notice
General impacts: Heavy construction activity and noise Sept. 9 through Dec. 2019
*Recommend dogs on-leash in Coot Lake area for safety*
Park impacts: Partial Tom Watson parking lot closure Oct./Nov. 2019
Access impacts: Heavy construction activity on west side of Tom Watson Park and 63rd St. pedestrian crossing Oct./Nov. 2019
IBM Connector Trail: Closure west of 63rd St. Sept./Oct. 2019.
Aug./Sept. 2019: Fencing, surveying and general preparation
Sept. 2019 - Jan. 2020: Major pipeline construction and restoration
Feb. 2020: Anticipated project completion.
Lagerman Trail Closure
Due to construction of the SWSP II project a section of trail at the Lagerman Agricultural Preserve will be closed. The section that will be closed is located on the eastern part of the trail, along 75th Street between the James Ditch and Pike Road. The closure dates are approximately July 15 through early September.
St. Vrain Road Closure
There will be a detour plan along North 75th St and Airport Rd to route traffic that would normally uses St. Vrain Rd as a throughway. Garney, the City of Longmont, and Boulder County understand that this is an inconvenience to your normal day-to-day activities. We appreciate your patience and cooperation through this closure will minimize impacts in the future.
If there are any questions or concerns about the closure, contact Ethan Louis at (814)528-3089.
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Major Milestone Completed for the SWSP II Project
Precision Boring Technology, a sub-contractor to Garney Construction, has completed all of the trenchless crossing installations for the SWSPII project. Over 1,000 linear feet of 42-inch and 48-inch diameter steel casing pipe was installed underground at 13 critical road and railroad crossings throughout the length of the 21-mile project. A process known as hand-tunneling was utilized to install the casing pipe without interrupting traffic or closing down roadways. The team began working on these crossings in August 2018 and completed the work in February 2019.
Construction Begins on Original SWSP Pipeline 25 Years Ago this Month
Construction of the pipeline began in 1993 and was completed in 1999. Due to project participants' increasing water demands, particularly during the higher-demand summer months, the West Longmont Pump Station was added in 2003 to increase the capacity of the pipeline. Two years later an additional pump station at Broomfield followed to further increase the capability to deliver water during the high-demand months.
October Construction Activities
Project Engineer Stephanie Cecil talks about October construction activities.
Construction to Impact Boulder County Roads
Aug. 23, 2018 Construction Activities
Northern Water Construction Manager Mike Fiscus talks about construction activities on Aug. 23.
Construction Commences on New Water Supply Pipeline
The $44 million project includes more than 20 miles of steel pipe that will provide improved water quality, increased delivery reliability and during some portions of the year will act as the primary source of raw water for the participants in the project.
Construction Begins on SWSP II
SWSP II Interactive Map Launched
The interactive map provides an overview of the pipeline alignment as well as the anticipated schedule for pipe laying activities and road/trail impacts. Pre-construction work may take place prior to pipe laying activities in some areas.
SWSP II Website Launched
Northern Water has launched a new website in its continued efforts of keeping the public well-informed about the Southern Water Supply Project II.
The new project website at www.SWSP2.org provides a wide array of details about the project, such as maps, documents, timelines, information about the participants and much more.
Construction is slated to begin August 1, 2018. This website will provide the public with the latest construction information.
Northwest Pipe Company Awarded the SWSP II Contract
VANCOUVER, WA – 5/21/18 – Northwest Pipe Company (Nasdaq: NWPX), an industry leader of engineered welded steel pipe products for the water transmission market, was selected by Garney Construction of Kansas City, Missouri to provide a combined total of 108,400 feet of 36 and 32inch diameter steel water pipe for the Southern Water Supply Project Phase II located in Northern Colorado. Manufacturing is scheduled to begin early next month ahead of deliveries starting in July 2018. The project is anticipated to be substantially complete by the end of January 2020.
“We are very pleased to be working with Garney Construction Company to help provide vital water infrastructure to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District,” said Scott Montross, President and CEO of Northwest Pipe Company.
About Northwest Pipe Company
Northwest Pipe Company is the largest manufacturer of engineered steel pipe water systems in North America. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are strategically positioned to meet North America’s growing needs for water and wastewater infrastructure. The Company serves a wide range of markets and its solution-based products are a good fit for applications including: water transmission, plant piping, tunnels and river crossings. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has manufacturing facilities across the United States.
Robin Gantt, Chief Financial Officer, 360-397-6325