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Engineering

Responsibilities include planning and designing public works projects that include road and bridge, parks, and natural resources improvements; reviewing and enforcing engineering standards; providing surveying, construction, right-of-way, traffic and support engineering; overseeing floodplain administration and improvement district administration; and coordinating right-of-way (utility), special transport, and access permits.

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2015 Increases in County Transportation Capital Expansion Fees (TCEFs)

Larimer County's Transportation Capital Expansion Fees for 2015 will increase by 6.6% from the current values as of July 1, 2015.

As an example of what this increase means, the transportation capital expansion fee on a new single family home will increase by $210.00, from $3,208.00 to $3,418.00.  The adjustment in the fees each year reflects changes in road construction costs during the previous year and is based on the Colorado Construction Cost Index data compiled and reported by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Larimer County collects the transportation fee from new traffic generated by applying a fair share of the costs to improve the public facilities to accomodate the increase in trafic.  The Larimer County Transportation Capital Expansion Fees are detailed in Sections 9.5 and 9.6 of the Larimer County Land Use Code

Preliminary Floodplain Study Information for the Glen Haven Area

Larimer County is releasing the preliminary results of the floodplain study in the Glen Haven area.

Proposed Floodplain Code Amendments

Larimer County is proposing to change Section 4.2.2 of the Larimer County Land Use Code to allow substantially damaged structures in the floodway to be re-built if damaged by something other than a flood.

Revisions to Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards

Larimer County together with the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins are in the process of making technical revisions and corrections to portions of the Urban Area Street Standards.  Proposed changes are within Chapter 16 (Pedestrian Facilities), Chapter 22 (Materials and Construction Specifications), Chapter 25 (Reconstruction and Repair, and Appendix A (Standard Drawings).

2013 Flood Information - Roads and Bridges 

Flooding in September, 2013 impacted thousands of County residents.  A major contributor to that impact was the devastating damage to much of the County road system.  Temporary emergency repairs to reestablish access to properties in the affected areas have been completed and plans for permanent repairs are underway. 

New Survey Bench Marks

Larimer County has set two new benchmarks in the Glen Haven and Drake flood damaged areas to help property owners and surveyors doing work in the canyon: 

Road Information Locator (RIL)

Road Information Locator is a software application that gives you the ability to view the county’s roadway assets using a map (road ownership, road maintenance, signs, culverts, traffic count information, crash information, plus much more).

Contact Information

Department Director
Mark Peterson
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Address
200 W. Oak St.
Suite 3000
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone
(970) 498-5700
Fax: (970) 498-7986

Office Hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(except holidays)

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