Dillon approves road project
April 12, 2009
DILLON ” Town council recently approved moving forward on its third installment of road reconstruction. The project will start May 4 for Gold Run Circle and lower Tenderfoot Street. Upper Gold Run construction is set for August and September.
Timing of the project’s phases is always dependent on weather.
The town has scheduled a pre-construction meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Dillon Town Hall.
Town staff and the construction contractor will be available to meet with neighborhood residents.
The town did two road construction projects last year ” reconstruction of Three Rivers Street and West Buffalo Street.
“It’s a pretty big project,” said Devin Granbery, Dillon’s town manager. “It will take all summer to do.”
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As part of the project, Dillon will be providing a connection for the existing
recpath and work will be done to improve drainage.
Bikers and pedestrians will be displaced until approximately July 4 ” then they will be able to bike and recreate through the area.
“It’s a work zone, and it’s muddy,” said Dan Burroughs, Dillon’s town engineer. “It’s not a good situation for road bikers” during construction.
“With road construction, it’s time to address parking issues on the road,” Granbery said. ” … It (Yacht Club condos) was built at a time when there wasn’t off-street parking requirements. Condo owners did not provide enough parking spaces for the units. This needs to be remedied.”
Yacht Club is a condominium complex located at the corner of Gold Run and Tenderfoot.
According to an attorney representing residents of Yacht Club at the April 7 town council meeting, the planned street project could eliminate approximately 25 percent of condo parking.
Right now condo residents are tandem parking for units, Granbery said. A good portion of vehicles are parked in the public right of way. The current town code does not allow overnight parking on town streets and the public right of way.
“This is an ongoing problem,” Granbery said. “Whether the road project goes through or not, it’s still a problem.”
The Town of Dillon’s position is that Yacht Club condominium owners have to solve the off-street parking issue on their own property and at their own expense, not with tax funds.
Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org