Pitkin County road projects continue
September 12, 2012
ASPEN – Road paving in Pitkin County continues this week with the start of work on Willoughby Way, on lower Red Mountain on the edge of Aspen.
The short Magnifico Road, off Willoughby Way, also will be paved. Magnifico, a $33,000 add-on to the county’s list of road projects this year, got the nod from county commissioners on Tuesday. The funding will come out of savings from the recently completed repaving of Castle Creek Road.
Also coming up is the repaving of Jack Gredig Drive, the road to the county landfill. Much of that work will be done during hours when the landfill isn’t open, according to Brian Pettet, county public works director.
Pettet hopes to see more extensive work on Woody Creek Road take place this year, as well. The $135,000 project involves shoring up a 150-foot stretch of the road where asphalt continues to erode along the edge of the pavement as the steep slope below the road subsides.
Commissioners previously authorized funding for the work; on Tuesday they approved plans to use two types of retaining walls to hold up the slope. The work will allow widening of the road in the stretch from about 13 feet – essentially one lane – to 18 feet, according to Pettet.
The segment that will see repair is part of a longer stretch of narrow, paved roadway, about three miles from the road’s intersection with Upper River Road.