Starting December 14, Weld County Road 13/Colorado Boulevard between Highway 392 and the Poudre River Trail’s Frank State Wildlife Trailhead will close for work related to a City of Thornton water project. Detours will be posted and the closure spans about a quarter of a mile. The road is expected to reopen December 21, weather permitting. The Poudre River Trail near the project will remain open, but trail users might experience minor delays.
Thornton purchased water rights northwest of Fort Collins in the mid-1980’s to accommodate its municipality’s growing needs. Thornton staff have been working cooperatively with cities, towns and counties since 2014 to plan the pipeline route. The pipeline will allow Thornton’s water to be transported through the Town of Windsor, but it will not impact Windsor’s water supply.
The majority of the project is being constructed to the east of Weld County Road 13 and Windsor staff have been working with staff from the City of Thornton to coordinate construction to minimize and mitigate traffic impacts.
“We are committed to being good partners now and into the future and are working closely with town of Windsor leaders,” said Thornton Water Project Director Mark Koleber. “We remain committed to minimizing the short-term construction impacts to local residents and commuters along the pipeline route.”
For more information on the Thornton project, visit https://thorntonwaterproject.com/weld-county/ .