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Avon’s Lake Street construction; schedule of Phase II

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Vail CO, Colorado

Lake Street is a new roadway that will begin at the existing north intersection of Benchmark Road and West Beaver Creek Boulevard. Lake Street will run from West Beaver Creek, along Buck Creek, through the existing Avon Recreation Center parking lot and proceed south between Avon’s Municipal Building and the Fire Station, terminating at the new at-grade railroad crossing on the west side of Riverfront Lane. Construction will cost approximately 4.5 million dollars.

The project includes deep and shallow utility work, an interim recreation center parking lot immediately east of the building, curb and gutter, and an asphalt roadway with on-street angled parking. Also included are landscape and streetscape improvements involving new trees, plantings, lighting, bus stops, seating areas, and other site landscape elements. The centerpiece of the project will be the plaza at the intersection of Lake Street and the future Main Street. This plaza will contain decorative paving material, seating areas, and tree islands. The plaza, a critical public gathering place, will be the western terminus of Main Street, the eastern portal into Harry A. Nottingham Park, and a future special event location.

By implementing the project in two phases, the town is making every effort to reduce impacts during construction to the best extent possible.

Getting Around During Phase I (April – August, 2008)

Phase I includes the northern half of the project, from roughly West Beaver Creek Blvd to the current volleyball court location.

All access to the area will be from the south entrance of Benchmark Road. Access from West Beaver Creek is closed.

Falcon Point, Beaver Creek West and Lakeside Terrace condominium residents and visitors will need to utilize the entry/exit on West Beaver Creek Boulevard.

Sheraton Mountain Vista, new Recreation Center Parking, and the Avon Library can be accessed from the existing south entrance of Benchmark Road.

Getting Around During Phase II (August – October, 2008)

Phase II involves roughly the south half, from the current volleyball court location to the Railroad.

Access to the Recreation Center and Harry A. Nottingham Park will be from either the north (West Beaver Creek Blvd) or to the south (existing Benchmark Road between the Seasons and the Avon Library).

Where to Park

Phase I – existing Recreation Center and Park Parking lot south of the Recreation Center, new Recreation Center parking lot (open June 2008), and Municipal Building parking lots are all open. In addition, the parking lot north of the Seasons Building is public parking and can be used to access the Recreation Center or the Park.

Phase II – new Recreation Center parking lot will be the only public parking during this phase. Access to the Municipal Building will be limited, as the west lot will be the only available parking. Park visitors are encouraged to park in the new Recreation Center lot to lessen interference with municipal operations.

Lake Street is a critical step in realizing the vision of the Avon West Town Center plan, creating a sustainable, transit-oriented ‘live-work-play’ community in the heart of Avon and revitalizing the town core. The Town of Avon appreciates public patience and cooperation during these temporary construction inconveniences.

Updated construction information and maps with parking and detour information can be found online at http://www.avon.org/lakestreet. For any questions or concerns about the project, please call Jeffrey Schneider at 748-4134.

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