North Area Force Main

North Area Force Main 7-2020

News & Updates...............

Click HERE to view a map for specific construction location activity.  

On August 1, north of 136th, the traffic control will be switched from the northbound lane of Zuni to the southbound lane of Zuni.  Please be aware of the upcoming traffic switch and use caution.  

Zuni Traffic Change 136th to 138th Map

A south crew began at the Wastewater Treatment Facility and has been constructing to the north.  The crew is currently north of 136th Avenue.  The interconnection vault was set and the internal piping is currently being installed.  The interconnection vault will allow in emergency situations for staff to physically divert flow from the force main into a gravity main.  Paving and concrete work continue south of 136th.

The northern crew will be finishing in the area north of the Northwest Parkway and then will be moving to the area south of Highway 7 that could not be completed.  Baseline’s site contractor was completing drainage improvements in the area and to avoid conflicts, the north crew postponed work in the area.  

All of the boring work for the project has been completed.  The second bore under the Northwest Parkway was completed in early July and the crew has cleaned up and demobilized from the site.

The entire 7 ½ miles is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

Thank you for your patience during this project.

NAFM July 2020

Background Information

The area of Broomfield north of West 160th Avenue, excluding the Anthem Development, has limited sanitary sewer infrastructure. The NALS was constructed and placed into service in October 2013. The NALS serves the Highlands, Palisade, Northlands, 275, and North Park developments. Currently, the NALS pumps wastewater to the Anthem Lift Station located along Highway 7 east of Lowell Boulevard. The NALS can only pump to the Anthem Lift Station until the Anthem Lift Station and dual force mains reach between 60 and 70 percent capacity. The construction contract was approved by Council at the October 22, 2019, meeting.

The North Area Force Mains (NAFM) project will construct a force main from the NALS directly to the Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 124th and Lowell Boulevard.  The force main will be over 7 ½ miles when completed.  

The contract was approved by Council at the October 22, 2019 meeting and construction was able to begin in late January when materials arrived.