EDITOR’s NOTES: We published on May 12, an extensive ARTICLE about the three construction projects in town, after consulting with the Town of Lyons Planner, and others involved. The Town has issued the following two updates, June 16, 2022.
4th Ave Ped Bridge Update
There was a conflict with the proposed placement of the caisson and the existing retaining wall on the south bank, the engineering team decided to move the bridge 3’ south to avoid the retaining wall. Two caissons were poured but one of the caissons did not meet specifications, as there was an anomaly in the concrete. Town staff, the contractor and construction manager have been working with the structural engineers on the determination towards best way forward for a new caisson.
Both staff and the contractor are waiting on new direction and design from the engineers. They have enough information to start work in the south side. But are waiting on the driller’s availability along with waiting on delays of ordered material.
In the meantime, the contractor has completed the sidewalk work up to the bridge approaches along with some trail work. Completion is expected in late summer.
Black Bear Hole and 2nd Ave Trailhead
Work also continues at Black Bear Hole and the 2nd Ave Trailhead. Landscaping materials and plantings were placed last weekend with the volunteer efforts of the Wildland Restoration Volunteers . The contractor has completed much of the river work. They are currently working on the restroom facility at the trailhead and grading of the parking area. Completion is expected this summer.