Work slowly progressing on wall slide behind Walgreens
September 13, 2010
DILLON – With Little Beaver Trail closed since May, it’s been a struggle for Dillon Valley residents at peak traffic times – the road is one of only two ways into Dillon Valley.
But Dillon town manager Devin Granbery said Walgreens intends to start work on the damaged hillside retaining wall at the end of this month.
“The work will take about one month,” Granbery said. “We’re hopeful that this will allow the road to re-open in late October.”
Locals and visitors seeking access to Dillon Valley from Dillon must still use Evergreen Road, at the top of the hill near the Lutheran church.
Little Beaver Trail was shut down May 24 after a water main break caused 170,000 gallons of water gushed down the 60-foot retaining wall behind Walgreens. The water and weight of erosion caused the retaining walls to slide into Little Beaver Trail. Although the accident site hasn’t lent itself to any quick fixes, consultants have been working to get Little Beaver Trail open.
“Walgreens is supposed to be issuing a construction contract,” Granbery said.
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Updates on the specific time of reopening of Little Beaver Trail can be found at http://www.townofdillon.com.
SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.