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Road, trail construction begins in Avon

Christine Ina Casillas

People leaving Starbuck’s and Burger King in Avon this week have been faced with some challenges getting out of the shopping center.

Drivers on Hurd Lane will not be allowed to turn right until the town installs a permanent concrete median along the road. The barrier will allow people only to turn right onto Avon Road.

“People are going to have to go the long way if they want to get out of the (Nottingham Square) shopping center,” said Jacqueline Halburnt, assistant town manager for Avon. “They’ll have to turn left, instead.”

The detour for people leaving the Nottingham Square shopping center takes them through the Eaglebend neighborhood, left at Stonebridge Drive and then onto U.S. Highway 6 and back around to Avon Road through the first roundabout into town.

“This should only last about a week, though,” Halburnt said. “Getting onto Avon Road isn’t going to be that big of a deal, but leaving the center will be longer and might be an inconvenience for some. Just be patient.”

The concrete median is just one of the construction projects under way this season for Avon.

Also on Hurd Lane, crews will be roto-milling the existing asphalt and installing a two-inch asphalt overlay. Another two-inch asphalt overlay will be on Buck Creek Road – also known as Mountain Star Drive – from the lower bridge to Nottingham Road. A third overlay will be on Wildwood Road from the intersection of Buck Creek Road to the Mountain Star maintenance building.

All the projects should take about two weeks to mend, Halburnt said.

Crews also will be fixing the Buck Creek drainage system, closing part of the Eagle Valley Trail. The project is expected to be completed in the middle of October.

The drainage work will close the section of the Eagle Valley Trail between West Beaver Creek Boulevard and Avon Road for about a week in October, Halburnt said.

“We’re installing more piping in case of flooding,” she said. “That way, the drainage system can handle more of the runoff.”

Trail users will have to use alternate routes, she said.

Christine Ina Casillas can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 607 or at ccasillas@vaildaily.com.


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