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Prospect Avenue Project Begins With Burial Of Electric Lines

Town-NEWS-LOGOThe Town of Estes Park Public Works Department is beginning reconstruction of a 2,500-foot section of Prospect Avenue from the intersection with Stanley Avenue west to Ouray Drive. To allow for property roadway alignment and future improvements, the first phase of the project requires the burial of overhead electric lines. The second and final phase will include widening the road, curbing and sidewalk additions on the south side, reconfiguration of side street intersections and improvements to drainage.
Burial of conduit and electric lines by Estes Park Light and Power and contractor A-1 Excavating will begin the week of November 16 and is scheduled to be complete by late March. Work will be sporadic during the winter and dependant on the weather. Most of the work will take place behind the curb with little interruption to traffic and electric service. Overhead lines will be removed by Estes Park Light and Power once the project is complete.

The second phase, roadway reconstruction, is tentatively scheduled to take place from March through June, 2010. To maintain two-way automobile traffic during closures of Prospect Avenue, a full detour is planned along High Street, which runs parallel to Prospect Avenue from Aspen Avenue west to the Estes Park Medical Center. All entrances to the Medical Center will remain open. Details will be announced prior to any construction.

Locally referred to as part of the Moccasin Bypass, Prospect Avenue has some of the poorest pavement conditions in Estes Park. With current and projected traffic and pedestrian volume along Prospect Avenue, the Town of Estes Park has targeted the roadway for major capital improvements as part of its Street Improvement Program.

For further information on the project, please contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3588. To receive Town news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail

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