Waterline project set to begin

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Hayden residents should prepare for minor detours while several water-main replacement projects get under way this week, said Mike Miller owner of MJ Miller Inc., the company contracted for the $400,000 project.

The project, which will be paid for in part by a $283,000 Energy Impact Assistance grant, will involve replacing 3,100 linear feet of 8-inch waterline in town, mostly along Washington Avenue. The project also involves extending a waterline across the Routt County Fairgrounds to the proposed Dry Creek Park sports and recreation facility.

Miller said preparation work already has begun, and workers will be in Hayden beginning Friday or Monday. He said they would begin work at the corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue and continue down Washington Street to Poplar Street.

The crew will focus on crossing Dry Creek while it is at its lowest flow of the year.

Then, work will progress toward First Street, saving work at the fairgrounds until last, Miller said.

"If we have a long fall, we will have it done this year," Miller said. "If not, we'll finish next year."

In other construction matters, a long-awaited realignment of the intersection of Third Street, Poplar Street and Breeze Basin Boulevard will take a big step next week when the realigned intersection is paved, Town Manager Rob Straebel said.

Elam Construction will do the work and will plant grass after paving is complete, Straebel said.

-- To reach Nick Foster call 871-4204

or e-mail nfoster@steamboatpilot.com

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