Frisco’s Main Street opens as construction wraps up |

Frisco’s Main Street opens as construction wraps up

Steamrollers flattened fresh asphalt along Frisco's Main Street. The road was reopened Wednesday morning.
Elise Reuter / |

Frisco’s Main Street is set to open the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 21, with paving of the two-block stretch of construction completed ahead of schedule. The sunny autumn afternoons allowed Columbine Concrete to begin laying the pavement last week, leaving the asphalt a few days to set.

Over the next two weeks, construction crews will finish brick pavers, electrical work on streetlights and construction cleanup, looking to finish ahead of the Oct. 31 completion date if the weather complies. Summit Stage bus stops will remain at their temporary locations, and temporary parking and roadway closures may be expected as construction continues.

“We are excited to finish up the third phase of Step Up Main Street. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for this project, and the street looks great,” town manager Bill Efting said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to wrapping the whole project up in the spring with the final phase from 2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue.”

The project finished phase three of four for the town’s Step Up Main Street project, designed to lower the road by 10 inches, improve drainage, and add widened sidewalks, sharrows for cyclists, brick pavers and street lamps. The town’s main drag was last improved in 1982.

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