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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Fravert & 5th Street Improvements Project

Fravert and 5th Street Improvements Project

Overview:

  • Street closers 
  • Temporary water shut-offs 
  • Detours onto Tripp or Prefontaine 
  • Potential one-way traffic

Project Description:

The project will rebuild the failing road up Fravert and 5th Street to Fairway Avenue.  A continuous sidewalk will be added up the hill to Fairway Avenue to provide a safe pedestrian corridor.  The crosswalk will have what is referred to as a “bulb out”.  The project will begin mid-June and will continue throughout the summer.  60% of this project’s funding came from the Garfield County Mineral Lease Grant.

Update (August 19th):

The Discovery of an antiquated waterline led to a replacement of waterline from Fravert Avenue and Fairway Avenue. The waterline is completing its final connection on August 18, 2020 and the reconstruction of the roadway will resume. Replacing the waterline resulted in a functioning fire hydrant that before was out of service and also added a new fire hydrant at the Coyote Apartments. Countless leaking valves and potentially failing pipe was replaced as well. Because of the time it took to replace the waterline it is expected that 5th Street will remain closed next week. Please use Tripp drive, 16th Street, or the bypass as a detour.

Timeline:

Start Time: July 20, 2020   -   Finish Time: October 2020

Fravert & 5th Street Improvements Project

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