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Curious residents urged to wait until stores open

Matt Zalaznick

In the past few weeks, a batch of snoopers – including young children – have been spotted roving around the massive cranes and heavy machinery at the hectic Village at Avon construction site alongside Interstate 70.

Shane Bohart, director of development, says the interest in the project is appreciated, but he’d like people not to visit the Village until The Home Depot and Wal-Mart open next summer.

“We appreciate the level of interest in the project and what we’re doing here, but the last thing we want on our watch is anybody getting hurt,” Bohart says. “Please do not visit Home Depot and Wal-Mart until the buildings are open.”

Curious residents should call the development company, Traer Creek, and then visit its office behind City Market in Avon, Bohart says.

Residents can see maps and elaborate models of the Village at Avon, he says.

No trespassing signs have been installed and some areas have been chained off, Bohart says.

Rapid progress at the Village at Avon may have stoked the valley’s curiosity. Just this spring, the site was a vast field of mud. Now, The Home Depot and Wal-Mart buildings are partially standing and parking lots have been paved.

Workers are also progressing on the Interstate 70 interchange that will bring shoppers to the Village at Avon. Drivers on I-70 have been detouring on what will become the eastbound on- and off-ramps of the interchange for several weeks while a bridge are rebuilt.

Beginning Friday, drivers headed west also will be diverted onto the westbound on- and off-ramps.

The interchange is scheduled to open next June or July, Bohart says.

Traer Creek can be contacted at 949-6776. Residents should call before visiting the office.

Matt Zalaznick can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 606, or via e-mail at mzalaznick@vaildaily.com.


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