Roundabout construction on the horizon
Motorists traveling in Snowmass Village can expect to see construction beginning at the intersection of Brush Creek and Wood roads in mid-April.
The project is expected to take approximately six months to complete, from April through October. This six-month timeline allows for the intersection to be up and running before the start of the 2016 ski season, with some minor landscaping details being completed in spring 2017. In addition to landscaping, the project ultimately will install new bus stops, sidewalks, crosswalks, medians and a mini-roundabout at the intersection of Wood Road and Carriage Way. Upon completion, the intersections will be transformed from two-way stops to roundabouts with improved pedestrian crossings.
The construction can be expected to cause some minor delays to traffic, said a statement from the town. In an effort to minimize these impacts, the roundabout project will be phased. The first phase, which could begin as early as Monday, will aim to construct a retaining wall at the corner of Upper Kearns Road and begin work on Brush Creek Road near the intersection of Lower Kearns Road. During this first phase, the lanes on Brush Creek Road will be shifted, but traffic will be allowed to flow through as normal with two lanes open.
The mini-roundabout construction at the intersection of Wood Road and Carriage Way is not expected to begin until early summer.
Some road and lane closures may be deemed necessary during certain times of the project, but there will always be detours in place for traffic to continue with minimal delays and access all areas of the village. Motorists can stay informed on traffic impacts at http://www.tosv.com/roundabout.
The town also has set up direct lines of communication for urgent questions on the project. Questions or concerns can be called in to the project hotline at 970-922-2323 or emailed to roundaboutinfo@ tosv.com.
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