For Immediate Release June 11, 2012
Staff Contact: Curtis Ansel, Civil Engineer,
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South Pratt Parkway and Missouri Avenue Closed for Paving
JUNE 11, 2012 - On Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14, the intersection of Missouri Avenue and South Pratt Parkway will be closed for asphalt paving operations. This paving will be occurring between 7 am and 7 pm with the intersection being closed to traffic during this time. Detour signs will be in place during this closure. This intersection will be reopened to traffic at night.
This project is related to the Left Hand Creek Flood Control Project a multi-purpose project designed to reduce the current 100-year floodplain within the Southmoor Park Neighborhood and will remove a significant number of homes from the floodplain. The major components of this channel improvement project include:
• Widening the existing channel immediately north of Pike Road and from South Pratt Parkway to Main Street.
• Modifications to Pike Road at Ridgeview Drive.
• Replacement of the existing deteriorating box culvert at South Pratt Parkway.
• Addition of new box culverts under Main Street.
Tree removal along the channel in the designated construction zone has been completed and creekside improvements continue.
Project construction began on October 30, 2011 at the intersection of South Pratt Parkway and Missouri Avenue and has continued east toward Main Street. South Pratt Parkway at Missouri Avenue is currently closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Missouri Avenue remains open to all traffic with occasional one-way lane closures.
The vehicular detour route has been set up for southbound traffic on South Pratt Parkway along Jersey Avenue east to Main Street. Northbound traffic can use the traffic signal at Missouri Avenue and Main Street. Cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use the Kanemoto Park pedestrian bridge west of the intersection to cross safely to Missouri Avenue. Appropriate signage and traffic control devices mark the required detours and lane closures.
Channel improvements, grading, and boulder walls will continue along Left Hand Creek between Main Street and Pike Road for the next several months. These improvements will assist with reducing the flood plain area for neighboring homes and businesses and enhance the aesthetics of the channel.
To learn more about the project, you may visit the project web site at www.ci.longmont.co.us/lefthandcreek. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Left Hand Creek Public Information Office at 720-532-2097.