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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Summit County Begins 2017 Recpath Work

Photo of the Recpath at Dillon Dam.

Major improvements on tap for recreational pathway near Dillon Dam; construction begins May 10

Jason Lederer, Senior Resource Specialist

Summit County - Summit County will kick off its 2017 maintenance work on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System on May 10, starting with the Dillon Dam section of the Recpath, in the vicinity of the Dillon Dam Control Buildings. The work on this section will last for approximately four weeks.

Crews will conduct improvements on about 600 feet of existing asphalt, including widening, regrading, asphalt replacement, drainage improvements including new catch basins and gutters, fence relocation, guardrail replacement and slope stabilization. Columbine Hills Concrete Inc. will complete the work on behalf of the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department.

“This project replaces a section of the Recpath that is in substandard condition,” said Jason Lederer, Open Space and Trails senior resource specialist. “It improves safety for Recpath users and enhances their recreational experience. The contractor will make every effort to have the project completed ahead of schedule, weather permitting.”

The contractor will maintain a Recpath detour along Dillon Dam Road during construction. One-lane closures of the Dam Road are anticipated from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The reservoir overlook near the southwest end of the dam will also be temporarily closed to the public while the contractor uses this area for staging. All travelers through this area, including Recpath users and vehicle drivers, should be aware and respectful of adjacent construction operations to ensure safety for all.

“This work is critical to improve the Recpath facility, to reduce the sand that accumulates on the path, and to provide a smoother ride for cyclists and other pathway users,” Open Space and Trails Director Brian Lorch said. “We thank Recpath users for their patience during these repairs.”

Construction will not occur during weekends or holidays, in order to minimize project impacts to road and pathway travelers.

For more information, contact the Open Space and Trails Department at 970-668-4060.

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