Longview Trail, Larimer County, CO


The work consists of constructing approximately 4.4 miles of concrete trail east of CR 17. The 10-foot wide Long View Trail passes through one City of Loveland natural area (Sunset Vista), three City of Fort Collins natural areas (Colina MariposaHazaleus and Cathy Fromme Prairie) and one Larimer County open space (Long View Open Space). On the south end, the trail ties into the Loveland Recreation Trail at Sunset Vista Natural Area on the corner of the newly enhanced 57th St. and north Taft Ave intersection. On the north end, the trail ties into a sidewalk and underpass leading into Fort Collins’ Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area and existing Fossil Creek Trail.

Grants covered almost half the cost of construction thanks to a $1 million grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Transportation Enhancement (TE) Grant as well as a Great Outdoors Colorado’s (GOCO) Paths to Parks Initiative grant for $999,550.

Loveland’s share of the project is budgeted at $1,126,943.70 and includes street and crosswalk improvements on 57th Street, 0.67 miles of paved trail, a parking lot, three bridges and wetlands restoration.

Fort Collins share of the project is budgeted at $1,841,936.61 and includes crosswalk improvements on Trilby Rd, Scenic Dr. and Fossil Creek Dr., 2.21 miles of paved trail, two bridges and wetlands restoration.

Larimer County share of the project is budgeted at $660,741.26 and includes 1.52 miles of paved trail.

They were particularly good working with the contractors. The skillset of the group was particularly strong with civil engineering and road/drainage designs, but not quite as strong in natural channel design principles. – Luke Schultz – Coal Creek Sediment Reduction and Bank Stabilization



Luke Schultz – Coal Creek Sediment Reduction and Bank Stabilization

AVI personnel working on this project have provided excellent service and good responsiveness. Very much team players and valuable as resources.

Marcia Murdock, AML Project Manager

AVI completed a very good report, detailing multiple surfacing options and developed cost estimates for each option — good job!

Kevin Stogsdill, PE-WYDOT Interstate 80 RECON

I was very impressed by the timely efforts including straightening out the problem R/W survey that had stalled the project for years.

Dan Lyons, PE-WYDOT Veteran Road

AVI is one of our best consultants. They have proven they can handle multiple projects at one time. WYDOT would be hard pressed to give AVI a project they could not handle.

Cliff Spoonemore, PE-WYDOT Snowy Range Road