North Area Force Main

North Area Force Main 10-2020

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

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Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23, Zuni north of 144th will be closed to traffic.  There are two waterlines with one located on the west side (Broomfield) and one located on the east side (Mile high).  This requires the alignment of the sanitary sewer line to be in the middle of the roadway.  As a result, the portion of Zuni with active construction will be closed to through traffic.  Traffic will be detoured and the closure will continue north as the active construction continues.  This is the final segment of pipeline construction and is anticipated to take approximately eight weeks to complete.  

Southbound Zuni at 144th Avenue will remain open.  Please observe detour routes.  


Zuni North Closure Map

A south crew began at the Wastewater Treatment Facility and has been constructing to the north.  The crew has completed installation and tested up to 149th on Zuni.  In this area, the roadway transitions to a narrower right of way and roadway surface and there are utility challenges.  There are two waterlines with one located on the west side (Broomfield) and one located on the east side (Mile High).  This requires the alignment of the sanitary sewer line to be in the middle of the roadway.  As a result, the portion of Zuni with active construction will be closed to through traffic.  Traffic will be detoured and the closure will continue north as the active construction continues. This is the final segment of pipeline construction.  


Restoration work is actively occurring in the McKay Park area.


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


Thank you for your patience during this project.

North Area Force Main Zuni St Work Oct 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.