Apple Valley North Design-Build

Thank you for your interest in the Creek Rehabilitation Design-Build Construction for Apple Valley North Project! You can find the weekly updates sent out by the SVCC below, along with any other project updates as they are released. Check in often and if you would like to be added to our mailing list, email Erika Shioya. To learn about the 30% design process for Apple Valley, which is informing the current phase of the project, click here.

If you have any comments, you can fill out our online form or contact the SVCC staff. These comments will be passed along to our project team, led by Iron Woman Construction.

  • December 5, 2017 email updates
    • County permit in final review with tentative issuance Thursday 12/7.
    • Waiting on CDOT Special Use permit for work on right of way by Rainbow Bridge.
    • Construction is anticipated to begin, with the exception of CDOT right of way, as soon as County permit is issued later this week.
    • Landowners will be notified prior to the start of construction and we’ll switch to weekly updates.
    • Due to limited budget and efforts to maximize our engineers and contractors’ work on the project, please direct all requests and concerned to me or Erika first, and we will work with the project team to address your questions or requests.
  • November 21, 2017 email updates
    • Submitted final permit applications on 11/15
    • Construction is anticipated to begin by or on the week of December 4 once permits are obtained
    • Landowners will be notified prior to the start of construction and we’ll switch to weekly updates
    • Obtained 60-day extension on the project end date from CWCB, NRCS, and DOLA.  Project to be extended to February 27, 2018.  Planning to submit a request for an additional 60 days beyond this granted request.
  • November 7, 2017 email updates
    • Completed funder’s review and approval on the design on 11/6.
    • Working on permit submittals.
    • Completed pre-construction meeting with funders on 11/3.  Construction can begin once permits are obtained.
    • Construction is anticipated for November; mobilizing equipment.
    • Requesting 60-day extension on the project end date from CWCB, NRCS, and DOLA.  Project to be extended to February 27, 2018.  If this is approved, may request an additional 60 days if necessary. 
  • October 23, 2017 email updates
    • Landowners provided important input at the 10/16 site walk with the design team.  
    • Completing final design details and hydraulic modeling.
    • The project team will be presenting the design to the SVCC Board of Directors on Wed 10/25, 4pm for approval.
    • Finalizing design this week for permit submittal and funder’s review.
    • Conducting cost analysis on the revised design.
    • The SVCC photo points volunteers will be on site this Fri 10/27 from 2-5:30pm to document the site for low flows prior to construction.
      • If you are also taking photos of your property, now is a good time to take some photos.
    • Construction is anticipated for early November.
    • Pre-construction meeting set for 11/3.
  • October 9, 2017 email updates
    • Planning a site walk with landowners for the week of October 16.  More information on the site visit will be coming soon.
    • Completed public meeting on Wednesday, October 4. 
    • Released draft final design plans prior to the public meeting.
    • Completing final design details and hydraulic modeling.
    • Completed Boulder County Limited Impact and Special Use (LISU) hearing on 9/26.
    • Finalizing design for permit submittal next week.
    • Conducting cost analysis on the revised design.
    • Construction is anticipated late October.
  • Draft Construction-Ready Documents Available: October 3, 2017
  • September 25, 2017 emailed updates
    • Boulder County Limited Impact and Special Use (LISU) hearing with the Commissioners is scheduled for tomorrow 9/26.
    • Public meeting to present the construction-ready design and construction process, Wednesday, October 46:30-8:30pmlocation to be determined for either Lyons or Longmont.  The draft final plans will be released a few days prior to the meeting.
    • Finalizing design for permit submittal in early October.
    • Construction is anticipated to start the week of October 23.
    • Completed weed control on the northern portion of 18976 N St Vrain Dr buyout property.  
    • Engineers are very close to completing designs.  It’s very important to submit any remaining comments or concerns regarding this project, please submit them via this link  http://www.saintvraincreekcoalition.org/permanent/avncomments/ on our website, or via email to me or Erika Shioya, Assistant Watershed Coordinator.
  • September 11, 2017 emailed updates
    • Boulder County Limited Impact and Special Use (LISU) hearing with the Commissioners is scheduled for 9/26.
    • In preparation for a quick permit submittal after the Boulder County hearing, the project team is making progress on:
      • Hydraulic analysis and grading plans to ensure “no-rise” in the floodplain,
      • Design details coupled with field surveys,
      • Landowner discussions and meetings as needed to address design.
    • The project team determined that the design will not deviate significantly from the 30% design plan.
    • Construction is anticipated to start in early/mid-October.
    • The consultants have selected NSRI for weed control to be conducted only at the northern half of the 18976 N St Vrain Dr buyout property.  Treatment will occur late September/early October.
    • Comments or concerns regarding this project, please submit them via this link http://www.saintvraincreekcoalition.org/permanent/avncomments/ on our website, or via email to me or Erika Shioya, Assistant Watershed Coordinator.
  • August 28, 2017 emailed updates
    • Boulder County Limited Impact and Special Use (LISU) referral comments regarding our project permit application are due this Wednesday 8/30.  The permit hearing with the Commissioners is scheduled for 9/26.
    • In preparation for a quick permit submittal after the Boulder County hearing, the project team is making progress on:
      • Hydraulic analysis and grading plans to ensure “no-rise” in the floodplain,
      • Design details coupled with field surveys,
      • Landowner discussions and meetings as needed to address design (This includes coordination on staging areas and water diversions like Stone Mountain Lodge and Sosey Ditch).
    • The project team determined that the design will not deviate significantly from the 30% design plan, the existing pool spacing in the creek will be enhanced for native and sport fish diversity, and existing drop structures in the creek will be modified for native fish passage.
    • Our contractor Iron Woman is bringing in topsoil and a few pieces of equipment, from another project that they are finishing, to stage for the construction phase of our project.  Construction is anticipated to start in early/mid-October.
    • The consultants are reviewing noxious weed control companies for fall herbicide treatment for the large infestation on the buyout property at the southern extent of this project.
    • The SVCC-CWCB construction contract documents have been submitted to our funders at CWCB so that they can process our contract and release construction funding.
  • August 14, emailed updates
    • Boulder County permitting Limited Impact and Special Use (LISU) permit hearing with the Commissioners on 9/26.
    • Determining the feasibility to stage equipment and bring in donated topsoils.
    • The project team is working on:
      • Determining additional staging areas (submitted a request to stage on FEMA buyout property via Boulder County).
      • Field Surveys,
      • Hydraulic analysis,
      • Design details, and
      • Developing a Quality Assurance Plan and Operating Maintenance Plan
    • Seeking weed control company for large infestation on buyout property at the southern extent of the project
    • Developed draft Traffic Management Plan
    • Wildland Restoration Volunteers (WRV) will be coordinating the revegetation work. We’ll be announcing volunteer opportunities.
    • Comments or concerns regarding this project, please submit them via this link

     

  • July 30, 2017 emailed updates
    • The Boulder County Land Use application is nearly ready for submittal.  We hope to submit this week.
    • The project team is making progress on the items previously mentioned: securing staging areas, developing additional design details, utility locates, and development of a Quality Assurance Plan and Operating and Maintenance Plan for post-construction projectmonitoring.
  • July 24, 2017 emailed updates
    • Several folks have asked about the status of the construction-ready design.  Iron Woman, Ramboll, and the other members of the design team are currently working on the hydraulic model needed to meet the 100yr floodplain, regulatory, no-rise funding criteria for the project; in other words, they are balancing areas of cut and fill to achieve the no-rise in the 100yr floodplain in the proposed primary, secondary, and overflow channel design.  After this key task is completed, we can see how specific property needs affect our ability to maintain the no-rise criteria.  
      In the meantime, if you have specific concerns, comments, or requests, please send them to me or Erika, or via this link: http://www.saintvraincreekcoalition.org/applevalleynorth/ Your early submittals will help us and the design team to track them and assess the timing  for when to best address them in the design process.
      Additionally, the 30% basis of design report has been finalized and approved by our funders at DOLA.  This finalized version included edits in the Basis of Design Report, and no edits were necessary in the plan set nor the appendices.  You can find the final report here:
      The major updates include:
      • Clarification on funding goals of the DOLA CDBG-DR program which funded the 30% design plan, and the NRCS EWP funding goals, and the DOLA/CWCB Technical Assistance Team.
      • Project files of record will be maintained by the SVCC for at least 5 years.
      • Clarifying language regarding hydrological and hydraulics information.
      • Adding clarifying labels to the alternatives analysis section.
  • From July 21, 2017
    • The Creek Rehabilitation Plan for Apple Valley project products have been finalized! You can find them here.
  • From July 13, 2017 emailed updates
    • The SVCC volunteers working on photo points (Chris Lamson and Gerry Kelly) will be on site this Saturday, 7/15 to take supplemental photo points. They will be recognizable by their construction vests.
    • If you haven’t, please let us or your Reach Rep Leah Treadwell know if you will be taking photo point data on your property.
    • The project team is working on: the permit application to Boulder County, additional staging area determination, field assessments, utility locates, design and hydraulic analysis, and development of a Quality Assurance Plan and Operating and Maintenance Plan for post-construction project monitoring.
    • If you have comments or concerns regarding this project, please submit them via this link http://www.saintvraincreekcoalition.org/permanent/avncomments/ on our website.
  • From July 1, 2017 emailed updates
    • Our consultants (Iron Woman, Ramboll, Great Ecology, Flywater, and Olsson Associates) are officially under contract with a project start date of June 27, 2017.
    • The Team had a kickoff meeting with our CWCB funders on Friday, 6/30.
    • Immediate work includes: permit application to Boulder County, additional staging area determination, field assessments, utility locates, and development of an Operating and Maintenance Plan for post-construction project monitoring.
    • The Team will be onsite Tuesday, 7/11 to collect additional field data.
  • From June 17, 2017 emailed updates
    • We’ll be contracting our consultants (Iron Woman, Ramboll, Great Ecology, Flywater, and Olsson Associates) as soon as our agreement is activated with our funders at the State. We hope that this will be next week.
    • Once under contract, the design-build team will be working on field assessments, permitting, hydraulic modeling, and construction-ready designs.
    • All necessary funds for final design and construction are secured. Eventually the funds needed for the required 3-yr monitoring and maintenance period will need to be raised; those funds are 2% ($32,924.66) of the construction cost which is currently estimated at $1,646,233.

 

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