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Dillon: Waiting on Walgreens

DREW ANDERSEN
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DILLON – The Town of Dillon awaits a plan from Walgreens for a temporary fix to open Little Beaver Trail this winter.

According to Public Works director Eric Holgerson, Walgreens will provide the town with a plan in the “next week or so” outlining how the company will stabilize the slope and reopen Little Beaver Trail to public traffic on a temporary basis.

Walgreens contracted Denver-based geotechnical construction firm Haywood Baker to stabilize the building and parking lot for the plat of land on Dillon Ridge Road above Little Beaver Trail. Project superintendent Bob Hollinger said the recent snowstorms delayed their process to an extent, but they were still on track to be done within “a couple of weeks,” depending on the weather.

Details on whether the plan will open one lane or two are still unknown, said Holgerson, but the town is doing everything within its power to provide a solution for Dillon Valley residents.

“We can’t promise anything except that we’ll work as hard as we can to get open,” said Holgerson. “We’re looking forward to seeing a plan in the next week or so.”

Little Beaver Trail is one of two entrances to Dillon Valley – an unincorporated residential area located between Interstate 70 and Highway 6 west of Dillon. The road was blocked in May after a water main burst, causing a retaining wall above the road to collapse.

The road is a right of way owned by the town of Dillon, while the slope above where the retaining wall collapsed belongs to St. Louis-based Pace Properties, who in turn leases the property to Walgreens. Pace Properties vice president Steve Heitz said his company was not privy to Walgreens’ plans for a temporary solution, either.

Holgerson said that as soon as Walgreens’ plans were available, he would have a better idea of the time frame of when Little Beaver Trail would be opened. Numerous attempts to contact Walgreens for this article were not returned.

SDN reporter Drew Andersen can

be contacted at (970) 668-4633 or drewa@summitdaily.com.


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