- Town of Lyons Projects
- Town Parks Department Projects, list
- CDOT striping of Hwy. 36 for bike lanes in Lyons
- Proposed Main Street hotel
Town of Lyons Projects
Broadway Modal Improvements “BIDDING” Update – this is the widening and adding parking to Broadway Avenue –
Report at Town Board of Trustee Meeting 4/19/23 – The Town of Lyons advertised a request for construction bids in January and again in March and received bids that were over the available budget.
The Town and the engineering consultant along with CDOT have updated the scope-of-work to allow for more competitive bids to be received and the request for new bids was posted last week… removing the electric lighting as part of the scope. The lighting will be put out to bid as a separate project in order for the road and trail upgrades to come within budget. Once a contractor is selected, a start date will be communicated.
Martin Parcel Closure Begins April 24th (Town of Lyons)
The area commonly known as the Martin Parcel will be closed temporarily, beginning April 24th for fire mitigation projects. These projects are essential to maintain the safety and health of the ecosystem and for visitor safety. The parcel will be fully be closed starting Monday, April 24th until further notice. During this time, the parcel will be undergoing vegetation removal, tree trimming, and other fire prevention measures.
(NOTE: This was also reported in our “Mother Earth” Projects article)
Town of Lyons Parks Department
==St Vrain Creek Restoration behind Summit Housing.— The Project is still in the conceptual stages and is funding dependent. Town Planner Aaron Caplan is researching and in discussion with several possible grant and other partners on the project to see how we might move it forward.
==St Vrain Trail Extension Project from McConnel Drive to US 36/66 is nearing 30% design completion but still has several concerns that need resolution before moving forward including alignment issues and funding shortfalls. Trail alignment through Highland Ditch and Clark’s Hardware area is still keeping the planning to the 30% design limit.
==Storage building (“brown shed”) — Town equipment has been moved to the new department’s location.
==Addressing public complaints: The department is adding some very minimal fencing to one picnic area on the north side of Bohn Park and some signage due to some trespass issues. Still under discussion is the lessening of the lighting in Bohn Park spare parking lot.
==Dog Park fencing is on the list to repair. It will have to go out to bid. It is not in this year’s budget.
==Baseball/softball court lighting is unfunded and put on hold due to high costs. It will probably take a grant effort, which, at this time is yet to be prioritized.
==Youth Recreation: Funds donated to the Town through the statewide Broncos settlement are being discussed, and presentations are being made to the Board of Trustees at their meetings (see their Minutes). The Town Administrator is coordinating the report. The Student Advisory Committee also made recommendations. It mostly centers around expanding youth educational and recreational opportunities. (Approximately $18,000)
These details were either obtained through the BOT Minutes, or (mostly from) Dave Cosgrove, Director of Parks and Public Works, Town of Lyons this past week.
Bike Lane striping, CDOT
CDOT, together with Boulder County, will be improving and striping bike lanes along US-36 from Jay Rd in Boulder up to Apple Valley Rd in Lyons. —
5/14/23 UPDATE: The project begins May 15, Monday, and will last 17 weeks ==Travel Impacts== Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists and cyclists can expect various shoulder closures throughout the project’s duration, and right lane closures at Left Hand Canyon and Nelson Road. Night work will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., and feature mobile closures. Both Northbound and Southbound traffic will be affected. The project is expected to last into August.
The LYONS SECTION: ===Intersection of US 36 & SH 66: Striping modifications to preserve the bike lanes through the intersections and highlight the locations of bicyclists as they cross the EB to SB and NB to EB right turn slip lanes. Creation of a NB “bike box” to improve visibility of left turning NB to WB bicyclists at the intersection. ===US 36: SH 66 to 2nd Ave.: Striping modifications to widen the shoulders (from 2’ to 4-5’) and create more space for bicyclists. Skip striping to highlight the location of bicyclists at intersections and driveways. Narrow travel lanes from 12’ to 11’ in both directions to reduce motor vehicle speeds and create more room for additional shoulder and bike lane width === US 36: 5th Ave. to Apple Valley Rd.=Striping modifications to widen the shoulders/bike lanes and create more space for bicyclists, including the use of skipped striping at intersections to designate a space for bicyclists
$8.2M from CDOT
$240,000 grant from the CDOT Safer Main Streets Initiative
$60,000 from Boulder County
(Apple Valley to LeftHand Canyon: $240,000)
Project information hotline: 720-770-8178 ext. 9061
Proposed Hotel by Moss Rock, on Main Street
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The Moss Rock proposed hotel on Main Street has become associated with Marriott hotels, so that they can use use their points and reservation system. The name and ownership of the hotel will remain with the Moss Rock owners. (This was confirmed by Mayor Rogin). There will probably be a small sign saying Marriott in the lobby. The Marriott name recognition will also give them wider publicity.
The town is giving them a sort of tax break. We have contacted Town Hall to get someone of authority to give us a better breakdown of what this means. Lyons Mayor Hollie Rogin is the chair of the Lyons Urban Renewal Authority, and she has agreed to write an article clarifying the LURA agreements in the next week or so. (The discussion of the agreements were part of the LURA March meeting, and there was no meeting in April.)
The Town of Lyons Head Planner, David Kimmert, states “We continue to talk regularly with the owners of the lot. They indicate that they are moving forward with their hotel plans and that we hope to see a submittal in the near future. They have until December 31st to start construction, so we should be seeing building plan sets in the coming weeks and months.”
UPDATE: You may also be interested in reading Lyons Mayor Hollie Rogin’s explanation of a tax break that is being given to Moss Rock / owners. ARTICLE 5/11/23.
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