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Full road closure north of reservoir begins Aug. 25
Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge
UPDATE: The road closure at the project site has been rescheduled to take place Friday, Aug. 25, through Wednesday, Aug. 30 (not Aug. 23-25, as originally planned).
SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will conduct a substantial maintenance project on a northern section of Heeney Road, starting Friday, Aug. 25. The road will be fully closed in both directions at the project site for the duration of maintenance activities, scheduled to take place Aug. 25-30. The work will stabilize an eroding embankment slope, which has begun to encroach into the roadway pavement.
“The erosion hasn’t impacted the functionality of the road yet, but we’re investing in these repairs now to prevent further damage,” Summit County Road & Bridge Director Robert Jacobs said.
Summit County has contracted Colorado-based Yenter Companies to install a micropile wall. Crews will drill and grout about 30 micropiles, which will stabilize the roadway behind the eroding slope, before resurfacing the road to the edge of the wall.
While the project is underway, access to the residential neighborhoods in Heeney will only be available from the southern intersection of Heeney Road and Colorado Highway 9. The northern intersection of Heeney Road and Highway 9 will continue to provide access to Willows Campground and the few residences on the northernmost end of Green Mountain Reservoir. The project will not block access to any residences or businesses.
Heeney Road (County Road 30) is a paved road located about 20 miles north of Silverthorne. It runs along the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir.