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CDOT to hold public forum about Breck roundabout

BRECKENRIDGE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will hold a public forum May 7 to outline details and answer questions about a proposed roundabout at North Park Avenue and Main Street in Breckenridge.

The roundabout is part of a plan that involves relocating Highway 9 from Main Street to Park Avenue and is designed to reduce vehicle and pedestrian conflicts on Main Street. The swap will also give the town of Breckenridge jurisdiction over Main Street, enabling town officials to redesign the downtown core.

CDOT officials have met with town and county leaders regarding the swap and the new road configurations that would have to be built in conjunction with it.

The changes to Main Street are part of the Environmental Impact Statement for improvements planned for Highway 9 between Breckenridge and Frisco. CDOT plans to publish the final EIS this summer then hold a 30-day public comment period and public forum to discuss the preferred alternative.

CDOT officials hope to begin construction in the summer of 2004, although that could be delayed because of funding availability.

Breck rec center closes for spring cleaning

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge Recreation Center will be closed from May 12 to 17 for maintenance and cleaning. The pool area, however, will close from May 11 to 22 so employees can install sound-suppressing panels in the ceiling.

The Silverthorne Recreation Center will honor Breckenridge rec center passes in the interim.

After-school programs will be moved to Upper Blue Elementary School on May 12, 14 and 15. The Friday program will continue as usual at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Tuesday, May 13, is a half-day of school, so there are no after-school programs.

For more information, contact Dean Radueg at (970) 453-1734.

Poop scoop canceled

BRECKENRIDGE – This year’s Carter Park Poop Scoop Cleanup, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed because of bad weather.

The town hosted the inaugural event last spring to encourage dog owners who use Carter Park to help clean up dog detritus on the ground after the snow melts. The park is popular with dogs, and their owners don’t want to lose their privileges to bring them there. Last year, scores of people – many of whom didn’t own dogs – shared in the poop-scooping festivities.

Town officials will announce a new date later.

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