Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM MST
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Rio Grande Agave Room 
149 West Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Basic Agenda for the Evening
6:00 PM: Guests arrive, Happy-1/2-hour
6:30 PM: Dinner Served
7:00 PM:  Announcements and Sponsor
7:10 PM:  Presentation
8:15 PM:  Wrap-up


Nathan Alburn 
ASCE N. Colorado Branch 

  Thank you to our sponsor

Established in 1967, Kimley-Horn is a full-service engineering and planning firm that specializes in water/wastewater, surface water, transportation, civil, structural, electrical, and roadway engineering. Kimley-Horn is a national firm with more than 6,700 staff in over 100 offices nationwide. Most recently, Engineering News-Record ranked Kimley-Horn 10th of the top 500 design firms overall. In Colorado, Kimley-Horn employs nearly 300 team members who are located in six of our Front Range offices.

Kimley-Horn believes in excellent client service and as such, we prioritize staffing offices to be near to our clients. Three years ago, we opened our Northern Colorado office that currently resides in Fort Collins. From this office we have served numerous clients and disciplines including water/wastewater, stormwater, civil design, planning, transportation, and landscape architecture. Some of our notable projects include Colorado State University Women's Soccer and Softball fields, Northern Colorado's first bicycle roundabout, Montava transportation and multimodal design, and the City of Greeley 12th Street interceptor sewer design, which is currently under construction!

COVID-19 Safety Meaures

Fall 2022

ASCE Northern Colorado Branch

We want to conduct this meeting in a safe and healthy manner. Please review the following safety measures for the meeting:

  • We recommend everyone self-check their temperature prior to arrival at the venue. If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed, do not attend.
  • Masking requirements will adhere to the local public health requirements at the time of the meeting. It is anticipated, though not guaranteed, that masks will be optional. 

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere other people are present. Any person who chooses to participate in this meeting assumes all risks arising from that decision, including but not limited to infection from other meeting participants or other persons.




ASCE Northern Colorado Branch March 2023 Dinner Meeting, NISP's Highway 287 Realignment

Please join us for our March dinner meeting as we learn about the realignment of Highway 287 for NISP's Glade Reservoir.

What happens when a 7-mile highway relocation IS the environmental mitigation? This presentation will discuss design considerations and constraints for developing a new highway alignment that is critical path in the overall Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP).

The NISP will supply 15 Northern Front Range water providers with 40,000 acre-feet of new, reliable water supplies. Northern Water is pursuing permitting, design and construction of the project on behalf of the participants, who will be providing water to nearly half a million residents by 2050. The US Army Corps of Engineers issued a federal Clean Water Act Section 404 Record of Decision and Permit in December 2022, which culminates nearly 20 years of federal permitting for NISP. The main project components include:

  • Two reservoirs (Glade Reservoir northwest of Fort Collins, and Galeton Reservoir northeast of Greeley)
  • Five pump plants
  • Over 80 miles of pipelines to deliver water for exchange with two irrigation companies and for delivery to participants
  • Relocation of approximately 7 miles of US Highway 287
The current alignment of US Highway 287 goes through the planned footprint of Glade Reservoir, so approximately seven miles must be realigned and relocated east as a two-lane arterial roadway. Construction of the relocated highway will be completed prior to the completion of Glade Reservoir to avoid a road closure and associated displacement of traffic onto other roads. Northern Water continues to work closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to ensure the design requirements and construction planning meet all regulatory standards for CDOT.  


Stephanie Cecil, PE, PMP, Northern Water

Stephanie is a Project Manager for Northern Water, helping to manage and implement complex water projects, including the Northern Integrated Supply Project. She is a professional engineer and project management professional with over 12 years of experience in water resources projects including large diameter pipelines, pump stations and other hydraulic structures. She works with a wide array of stakeholders to execute intricate projects.

Nancy Lambertson, PE, PTOE, Muller Engineering Company

Nancy has a diverse technical background in both roadway design and traffic engineering. Nancy’s expertise includes design of highways, streets, interchanges, intersection improvements, traffic operations analysis and design, and conceptual alternatives development and analysis. She also specializes in the preparation of construction phasing and traffic control plans for CDOT and CDOT Local Agency projects. She has been the PM on 40+ transportation projects, ranging from multimodal design to full interchange reconstructions.

Register before the end of the day, Thursday, March 2, 2023.