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Town Invites Public Comment On Prospect Avenue Reconstruction Design

The Town of Estes Park Public Works Department is proposing a design to reconstruct a 2,500-foot section of Prospect Avenue. A public forum will be held on Wednesday, June 17 from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. in Room 203 of the Town Hall, located at 170 MacGregor Avenue in Estes Park. Cornerstone Engineering and Surveying, the project consultant, will present a completed preliminary design for public review, questions and comments.

The proposed reconstruction would begin at the intersection with Stanley Avenue and continue west to Ouray Drive. Construction would begin in September of 2009 with work completed in approximately fourteen weeks. The project would include widening the road, curbing and sidewalk additions, reconfiguration of side street intersections, improvements to drainage and burying overhead power lines along Prospect Avenue.

In order to maintain two-way automobile traffic at all times during the road closure, a full detour is currently 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.

Locally referred to as part of the Moccasin Bypass, Prospect Avenue has an average daily traffic in excess of 5,000 vehicles. The average daily traffic is expected to reach 8,000 vehicles over the next 20 years. 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 proposed project, please attend the June 17 public meeting or contact Cornerstone Engineering at 586-2458.  Please visit the Town of Estes Park website at www.estes.org.

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