Flooding of Fort Morgan’s Main Street and two dated downtown blocks meant the city’s popular thoroughfare desperately needed infrastructure and streetscape improvements. The $3.3M project was completed in just 88 days, with businesses remaining open and traffic congestion minimized. ECI solicited and hired local subcontractors who performed 26% of the work. In just 3 months, ECI installed a waterline, storm drains, concrete sidewalks, 17,000-square-feet of permeable pavers to assist with water drainage, fly ash sub-grade stabilization and asphalt roadways, in addition to all downtown-area beautification. Hidden conditions, such as abandoned coal chutes, brought on additional challenges.
The project received the 2009 Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – Colorado Chapter.
Owner – City of Fort Morgan Engineering Firm – SHE Construction Group