MacGregor Avenue Improvements
Now that the weather has cleared there are a significant number of construction activities taking place on MacGregor Avenue. The subgrade has finally dried out and final grading for the roadway is taking place. Xcel Energy continues to work on lowering the existing gas main and anticipated completion is June 23. Taking place concurrently, the concrete curb and gutters are being placed along the east side of the roadway and are also scheduled to be complete June 23. Work to complete the concrete walk will follow and is scheduled for completion June 28. The base material and the first layer of asphalt are expected to be placed by June 30. Please return to this page for up to date information on the MacGregor Avenue Improvements project.
Ballot Issue 1A funds at work
The Town’s Public Works Department began reconstruction/rehabilitation of MacGregor Avenue the first week of May, 2017. The Town Board approved a contract with Mountain Constructors, Inc. including a two-month construction schedule from May through June.
MacGregor Avenue Road reconstruction began at the intersection with Wonderview Avenue and continues north for approximately ½ mile.
The MacGregor Avenue Road Improvement project includes the following improvements:
- Two-lane roadway reconstruction;
- An eight foot pedestrian walk/trail on the east side of MacGregor Avenue;
- Improvements to the intersection with Wonderview Avenue for increased pedestrian safety including pedestrian activated rapid flash beacons, raised concrete islands, trimming of trees;
- Drainage improvements.
The contracted construction cost of the complete project is approximately $1.35 million, which includes road repair, drainage improvements, and trail construction. Funding is being provided by the Town’s Street Improvement Fund, the Town’s Trail Expansion Fund (both Ballot Issue 1A funds) and the Larimer County Open Space Fund. One lane will be open to northbound traffic for the duration of the project with periodic full road closures not to exceed ten days. Plans are available for review to the public.
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