Summer construction season winds down in Summit County |

Summer construction season winds down in Summit County

Caddie Nath
summit daily news

With the end of the construction season and cold weather fast approaching, roadwork projects are winding down or being put on hold all over the county.

In Frisco, construction is complete for the season, while Dillon officials say they’re on the verge of wrapping up a long-term project on Little Beaver Trail and work on Ensign Drive possibly in the next week or two, slightly ahead of schedule.

Denver Water is also pushing forward with a series of security improvements on the Dillon Dam road, which will require lane closures as they head into the final stretch this week.

The Dam Road will be down to one lane for both directions on the west side beginning at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will be directing traffic, but drivers should expect delays, according to a statement from Denver Water.

During the lane closure, crews will be finishing paving operations and curb and gutter construction.

Though roadwork will largely be complete after this week’s closure, construction on two guard shacks at either end of the roadway will be ongoing through the end of October. The road will not be opened to traffic at night until the work is complete.

In Breckenridge, though the public works department is beginning to prepare equipment for winter, crews are pushing forward with a Main Street landscaping project through the end of the month.

The work includes tree planting, irrigation, electrical work and some concrete replacement and is not supposed to impact traffic, according to a statement from the town.

Construction on a new sidewalk on Airport Road is also underway.

On Interstate 70, Colorado Department of Transportation work continues at Highway 91.

Crews are doing bridge work near Copper Mountain from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 6 p.m. on Fridays. The project requires a 10-minute detour. Work will wrap up by the middle of this month, but if the project is not completed, crews will shelve it until spring.

Projects on Highway 9 near Blue River, to replace a blocked culvert that caused flooding on the roadway this summer and on I-70 at Vail Pass are now complete.

The Town of Silverthorne is also nearing completion on significant road and intersection improvements around the future Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse site, which were under way all summer.

The work, including new sidewalks and signals, is expected to be finished by late October.

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