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Frisco Main Street construction to resume on Monday

The town of Frisco will continue will the next phase of their “Step Up Main Street” construction project on Monday, August 24. Expect intermittent one-lane closures — but no full closures — during the first two weeks of the project leading up to Labor Day.

Construction will stretch from Seventh Avenue to Madison Avenue to improve drainage and create a more welcoming space. The project schedule is as follows:

Construction on Main Street from Madison Avenue through the 2nd Avenue intersection.

Construction will be from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

In September, there will be sidewalk closures, which will last from 5-8 days per sidewalk in order to demolish and pour new sidewalks

There will be detours and one-lane closures of Main Street at the beginning of Phase 3; and, only once sidewalks are completed, will there be a full closure of Main Street driving lanes.

“We are excited to start phase 3 after a successful Phase 2. Phase 2 finished two weeks early, and the finished product looks great,” Frisco Public Works Assistant Director Rick Higgins said in a statement. “We feel confident in the skills of the contractor, Columbine Hills Concrete, they have done a great job with the last 2 phases.”

“Step Up Main Street” is a revitalization master plan for Frisco’s Main Street from Madison to Seventh Avenue. Main Street was deeded to the town by the Colorado Department of Transportation in 1981 and improvements were made in 1982. In 1982, the town initiated improvements to Main Street, including sidewalks, on-street lighting, on-street parking and street furniture. Today, the infrastructure is aging and outdated.

For more information on the “Step Up Main Street” project, please call the Step Up Main Street Construction Hotline at 970-668-0836 ext. 9 or visit

Copper Mountain sends crew to fight wildfire near Four Corners

The Copper Mountain Fire Department deployed three firefighters and a Type 6 wildland engine to Durango last week to assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs in battling the Cox Canyon Fire in New Mexico.

“Our department has excellent training in fighting wildland fires, and, by deploying for the last three to four years, we have been able to polish our skills in real-world situations,” Copper Mountain Fire Chief Gary Curmode said in a statement. “Summit County has been fortunate to have had a wet summer, and our wildfire danger has been below normal, so we are assisting others to fulfill our mission and assist them in their time of need.”

Copper Mountain Assistant Chief Todd Hebebrand, Captain Tim Schlough and Colorado State Forest Service Assistant District Forester Ryan McNertney may be deployed for up to two weeks.

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