US 24 Minturn Resurfacing and Downtown Pedestrian/Bike Improvements

us-24-minturn-bikersIn 2015, CDOT Region 3 released a task order to Stolfus, under our General Engineering NPS contract, to design and provide construction documents for resurfacing and ADA ramp upgrades on approximately 4 miles of US 24 in Minturn.  During that design, Stolfus also was awarded a contract by the Town of Minturn to design the US 24 Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements project through an overlapping portion of the same corridor.  The corridor serves many transportation modes, including pedestrians (with school routes), bicycles, commercial trucks and passenger vehicles.  There is an inconsistent cross-section of curb, gutter, sidewalk, pavement width, and storm drainage facilities.  This inconsistency creates many unsafe situations for all modes of transportation.  Stolfus studied the corridor and developed and facilitated multiple planning and public Open House meetings with the Town, CDOT, and other stakeholders.  Following the studies and meetings, Town Council approved design and construction of improvements to two planned segments.  The design looks to maintain some existing downtown parking while adding curb, gutter, and sidewalk and routing storm runoff away from private property and to a storm sewer system. Stolfus also developed the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant application for the Town.  In October 2016, the Town was awarded the entire TAP grant request for this project.

 

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