Summit County roadwork update: Breckenridge reopens Coyne Valley Road |

Summit County roadwork update: Breckenridge reopens Coyne Valley Road

Caddie Nath
Summit Daily News

With a dwindling number of warm days left and the date of the Pro Cycling Challenge’s arrival in Summit County approaching, crews are wrapping up long-term construction projects at Coyne Valley and the Dillon Dam road.

Repairs are complete on a section of Coyne Valley Road washed out by high water in July. The Town of Breckenridge reopened the road Monday, saying the repairs included larger culverts beneath the street, which will allow the infrastructure to hold up under the pressure of high water in the future.

The county is also preparing to temporarily reopen the Dillon Dam Road, which is closed for repairs and security enhancements through the month of August. Crews will clean up enough to allow traffic to use the road from Friday evening through Monday morning the last weekend of August, to help facilitate traffic flow while road closures related to the Pro Cycling Challenge are in place countywide.

The road will be closed again Monday Aug. 29 when work will resume. The project is expected to be completed soon after.

The Dillon Dam Road was closed to traffic Aug. 1 to allow county and Denver Water crews to begin work on a number of road improvements and security enhancements, including the installation of new roundabouts and guard shacks at either end of the dam.

Denver Water officials say the improvements will allow the road to remain open to traffic 24 hours a day.

The county recpath running adjacent to the Dam Road is closed this week for construction work, but will be reopened Aug. 20.

Silverthorne officials say roadwork on Stephens Way and Wildernest Road is also heading into the final stretch. The project could be completed in the next two weeks, according to a town statement.

Crews are expected to finish work on the Stephens Way retaining wall this week and, pending the delivery of additional components for a new traffic signal at Wildernest and Stephens Way, installation of the signal and pavement striping are set to begin this week as well.

State crews are also pushing forward with repair work on Interstate 70 at Vail Pass. The project is causing delays of up to 20 minutes in westbound lanes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until noon on Fridays. Eastbound lanes are also experiencing some minor traffic delays during the week.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on Highway 91, causing single-lane closures in eastbound and westbound lanes from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Fridays. Delays this week will likely be limited to less than 5 minutes, but milling and paving operations beginning Monday, Aug. 22 could cause delays of up to 20 minutes on the north side of Fremont Pass.

CDOT will also perform maintenance operations between Silverthorne and the Eisenhower Tunnel from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Thursday. The work, which includes guardrail repairs and culvert cleaning, will require single, eastbound lane closures at various locations.

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