North Area Force Main

North Area Force Main 5-2020

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

Zuni Street north of 144th Avenue, is closed in both directions for construction of the North Area Force Main. Currently, a crew is boring through the intersection of 144th and Zuni and will be installing a 24 inch sanitary sewer line.

This section of Zuni will remain closed through the week of June 12th.  Please utilize Clay, Federal or Huron.

Southbound Zuni south of W 144th Ave. remains open.

Zuni St Closure North of W 144th Ave

We appreciate your patience during this time and drive safely.

Beginning the week of April 27th, traffic on Zuni north of 136th Avenue to 138th Avenue (Legacy HS/King Soopers) will be shifted.  North and south bound traffic will be utilizing the northbound lane with traffic control devices.  The bike lane will be closed and the speed limit will be reduced.  Utility work must be completed in the southbound lanes that is requiring the 24/7 closure by May 26th, weather pending.  

Please adhere to the reduced speed limit as the lane width is reduced and traffic control devices will be present.  Please drive safely and help keep our crews safe!

A south crew began at the Wastewater Treatment Facility and has been constructing to the north.  The crew is currently just north of the intersection of Midway and Zuni.  The first two segments have been successfully tested.  A northern crew has been working south of Highway 7 in the Baseline development area.  Currently, the northern crew is working at the intersection of 160th and Huron in coordination with the intersection expansion project.  

Two separate bore crews are working on the project.  One is located on the northside of the Northwest Parkway and east of the fire station working on a bore under the Parkway.  The other crew is working at the Quail Creek underpass north of 136th Avenue.   The entire 7 ½ miles is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

Thank you for your patience during this project.

NAFM May 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.