Main Street (Hwy 24) Pedestrian Planning & Construction
Residents of Minturn have repeatedly expressed through committees, master planning, public comments, Planning Commission meetings and Council meetings, the desire for the town to provide a safe modem of transportation for pedestrians of all ages, especially along areas of Main Street (HWY 24) where no sidewalk, curb, path or shoulder exists for children walking to the school bus stop or families trying to get to Little Beach Park (as examples).
The Main Street Pedestrian Planning (engineering) project is the first action step in the process to meet this public need. Minturn has received a Transportation Alternative Program grant through the Federal Government, to engineer a set of plans for what the extension of sidewalks/paths might look like on Main Street to Maloit Park Road. Minturn then intends to use these engineered plans to apply for grants to assist the funding of constructing such infrastructure. Through a competitive process, the town has hired Stolfus & Associates to be the lead engineer for the project. Stolfus is an engineering firm which specializes in transportation projects.
Thank you for your commitment to the community.
Town of Minturn
Current Project Schedule:
- WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
- US 6 & US 24 Improvements in Minturn: (May 2019)
- US 24 at Minturn Roadway Improvements (May 2019)
- CDOT Project Update (February 2019)
- Main Street (Hwy 24) Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan (December 2016)
Below is the schedule for planning, grant writing and construction for the project.
|November 2016||Town notified of successful TAP grant application for construction — $1,200,000|
|November 2016||CDOT reaffirms town will receive $340,000 in RPP monies|
Final plans submitted to CDOT
|June 2017||CDOT and Town agree to jointly plan, bid and construct projects. CDOT repaving from Dowd Junction to Maloit Park Rd. Town for curb, gutter, sidewalk and storm sewer in South Minturn|
Both CDOT and Town begin right of way and temporary easement acquisitions
|December 2017||Town applies for DOLA grant of $1,000,000 to leverage funds and expand project|
|April 2018||Town learns of any DOLA grant award|
Plans of CDOT and Town consolidated for joint bidding and construction
Plans released for bidding project
Decisions by Town Council at the July 6, 2016 Town Council Meeting. Sidewalk continuity to be maintained in Minturn from the 100 Block to the Boneyard Open Space:
Meek Ave to Mann Ave:
- East side: Varies 5’ to 8’ sidewalk, no on-street parking.
- West side: 5’ sidewalk, 8’ parallel parking where available.
Mann Ave to Cemetery Road:
- East side: 5’ sidewalk, no on-street parking.
- West side: 5’ sidewalk, 4’ shoulder, no on-street parking.
Cemetery Road to Boneyard Open Space:
- East and west side the same: 6’ sidewalk, 8’ parallel parking where available.