===UPDATE: Hwy 36 from Lyons to Estes Park
US-36 Fiber Utility Work / CDOT project == Announced this week new hours related to the return of students to school in August. == BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS the fiber utility contract work along US-36 just outside of town limits — CDOT has granted a day lane closure (day work) variance until school starts up; Day lane closures are in effect through August 14, 2023. === Night work (7pm-7am) and lane closures will be in effect AFTER school begins.
===UPDATE: US Hwy 36 – from Boulder to Lyons
This is mainly an expansion of roads to allow for bike lanes — A week after issuing a statement that the project will be done in August, they have now notified us that it will not be done till the end of September.
NOTE: We asked Jared Fiel, CDOT communications, when it would hit LYONS, and Apple Valley Road, and he replied: “Work in that area is anticipated to be completed late September as well.”
“Also, every week the team updates the specific lane closures for this route to be reflected on the online interactive map at https://maps.cotrip.org/. If you access this website and click Boulder as your starting point and Lyons as your end city you can see the specific locations/roads where work is occurring as part of this project as well as the start and end times for that week.
“The team also updates the lane closures, work times and specific mile markers where work is occurring on the project’s hotline every Monday for that week. The number is 720-770-8178.“
===Evans Street APARTMENT CONSTRUCTION:
You may have seen large trailer box like buildings in the parking lot next to the Lyons Recycle Center. This is part of the Evans St. construction. See our ARTICLE 8/10/23 for more details.
The owners of the proposed new hotel on Main St. gave a report to the Town Board of Trustees in July. Most of it was about the economics of building it, and the financial support needed, and blaming delays on the slow economy. The demolition of the small building (formerly Moxie’s) and the beginning of construction currently have no date. But it WILL still be done.
===400-402 Main Street. The owners of the row of stores that were destroyed by fire in April 2023, is being putting it up for sale. The damaged buildings will be demolished. The town will be living with a second vacant lot on Main Street now. — Paul Tamburello, bought it just a month before the fire. (Info per BOT meeting notes)
===BROADWAY “Modal” CONSTRUCTION has finally begun THIS week!
The following is for this week – most of which has “passed” – but it will give you an idea of what to expect – looks like both lanes will reopen EACH WEEKEND ==
NOTICE: For the week of Aug. 7, 2023: One lane on Broadway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday this week. The contractor will mobilize equipment and begin clearing activities including tree removal. Care will be taken to limit tree disturbance and removal as much as possible. No work will occur on Friday, Aug. 11. ——–Two lanes will be open Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 13.
==== You can see weekly updates on this Town of Lyons page. They say this construction will continue until SPRING of 2024.
==== this Announcement was in our “Construction News” article last week.
MORE CONSTRUCTION NEWS: starting 8/21/23 Construction for the lighting project will begin along the 300 and 400 blocks. Parking spaces along Main Street may be blocked, along with detours along the sidewalk. Construction is predicted to take three to four weeks but may be subject to change. Please be prepared. ==== QUESTION: WHAT PROJECT? — The Town of Lyons, Colorado has a subcontract who will construct, and install festoon lighting between 3rd Street and 4th Street on Main Street and provide semi-permanent tree wrap lighting for the mature trees on Main Street from 4th Street to 5th Street.