Nominated by the Town of Berthoud, CO, SEH's Mountain Avenue Improvement Project was presented with the Colorado-American Public Works Association's (APWA) 2009 Chapter Award for Engineering/Construction Management in a Small Community.
Berthoud is located approximately 50 miles north of Denver and just south of Loveland, Colo.
SEH provided full design services, including plans, specifications, and cost estimate, for the complete removal and replacement of one mile of full width roadway pavement. The curb, gutter, and sidewalk were also replaced.
As with many SEH projects, the overall scope of the project was extensive and involved the full range of infrastructure that characterizes a city’s downtown. The project included:
- Installing storm sewer system
- Removing and replacing water main
- Removing and replacing irrigation ditch drainage piping
- Replacing sanitary sewer system including cured-in-place pipe
- Installing signage, striping, and a traffic signal video detection system
- Incorporating streetscape improvements
- Assisting with bidding
"One of the really distinguishing features of the project was the extensive coordination with the Colorado Department of Transportation, business owners, the general public, and utilities," remarked Project Manager Rick Zabel. "It was also important to coordinate the streetscape improvements with the Town's comprehensive streetscape master plan."
The budget for the entire project, which consists of three phases, is $4.3 million. SEH's award-winning project represents Phase One and had a budget of $2.4 million. That construction was started in May 2008 and completed in December 2008 gives testament to the quality and thoroughness of the design documents SEH delivered. SEH designed Phases Two and Three but the Town has elected to construct only Phase One at this time.