Avon’s Post Boulevard repairs begin
“The dip settlement isn’t compacted well,” said Norman Wood, Avon town engineer. “When you approach the slab, it’s not settled. We’re compacting the grouting and getting it stabilized.”
Work began Monday to correct the settlement problem at the north approach to the Eagle River bridge in the southbound lane of Post Boulevard , Wood said. The repair work requires closures of the southbound lanes from the Post Boulevard roundabout at Beaver Creek Boulevard and Yoder Avenue to the roundabout at U.S. Highway 6. The section of the road is expected to be closed until Oct. 24.
Workers will remove and replace the asphalt on the road, as well as replace the facing on the retaining wall on Post Boulevard, Wood said.
The northbound lanes of Post Boulevard will remain open, but southbound traffic should detour west to Avon Road and then south to Highway 6.
“During the compaction grouting, traffic will be moving back and forth continuously until Oct. 24,” Wood said. “After that, there will be lane closures but not total lane closures.”
Repair work will continue after Oct. 24, and the roads will be shifted to one-lane traffic for the remaining period, he said.
Post Boulevard was expected to be one of the main thoroughfares for the Village at Avon’s big box stores, winding from the shopping center’s new Interstate 70 interchange through a series of roundabouts in the mall and then under the railroad tracks to the bridge intersection at Highway 6.
The full-diamond interchange on Interstate 70 opened last week, now allowing three entrances into the Village at Avon project: East Beaver Creek Boulevard, Highway 6 and now Interstate 70.
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