Town Works To Resolve Concrete Conditions Along Prospect Avenue And Moccasin Bypass
The Town of Estes Park and its contractor, Lafarge North America, are planning repairs for uneven surface conditions on recently reconstructed Moccasin Bypass and Prospect Avenue. Pavement conditions on sections equaling about 1,000 square yards cause poor ride ability, or bumpiness. Lafarge attempted to correct these conditions by grinding the surface, but the measures proved only partially successful. At no additional cost to the Town, Lafarge will remove and replace the pavement by Memorial Day weekend. The replacement will require closure of the road for up to three weeks in the spring.
Town Administrator Jacquie Halburnt explained, “Our staff and Lafarge have been diligently working behind the scenes to find the best solution for the community.” Andrew Scott of Lafarge added, “We look forward to wrapping up these construction activities in the spring of 2011 and want to thank the community members for their patience through this process.”
Repairs will take place in the spring to avoid damaging freshly-poured concrete with the salt used in snow-removal operations. Concrete must cure before it is exposed to harsh chlorides such as salt.
Reconstruction of the Moccasin Bypass and Prospect Avenue began in early 2010. Major improvements included widening of the roadway, new curbing and a sidewalk on the south side, reconfigured side street intersections, improvements to drainage, and underground relocation of the power, telephone and cable lines. For more information on this project, please contact Town of Estes Park Public Works Department at 970-577-3588. To receive Town news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.