The Lyons Recorder contacted Town Hall to see what these utility workers were doing on Lyons’ streets. We got an answer from the Utilities department:
Looks like Longmont Water and a locator for one of the other utilities. You may have seen today ten plus people and will probably be seeing them the next couple of months as they bore a new fiber line from (Highway) 66/36 through town and up 36 to Estes Park. You have all the utility companies out marking where there lines are… Xcel for the gas, Lyons Communication and Century Link, the Town, Longmont, Northern Water, possibly Longmont Electric, Poudre Valley REA, Left Hand water and maybe a few others; all have utilities in various places through town and so they are out checking for the location and depth of utilities before this project begins.
……………Aaron Caplan, Director of Utilities and Engineering