Steamboat Springs Construction work along Colorado Highway 131 south of Steamboat Springs will wrap up for the winter Friday. The project involves reconstructing and widening sections of Colo. 131 from mile marker 55 to mile marker 58.
“Since July, crews have been hard at work and have removed roughly 20,000 cubic yards of soil and rock so far,” CDOT Program Engineer Pete Mertes said in a news release. “Once the excavation is complete next year, we will be able to move forward and bring this stretch of roadway up to current design and safety standards.”
Crews have excavated hill slopes and straightened curves in the road to allow better sight distance for drivers. A fiber optic line also had to be relocated as part of the project. The completed roadway, scheduled for November 2012, will include new surfacing, right-of-way fencing, guardrails, drainage, signs and erosion control features.
CDOT said the $6.9 million project is on schedule and on budget. Connell Resources is the project contractor.
VNA offers handbook on health in English, Spanish
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has free copies of Healthwise Handbooks available in English and Spanish. The Healthwise Handbook is a 354-page, self-care guide with information about first aid and emergencies, common health problems, living better with a chronic disease and staying healthy. The handbook is available at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs or at 745 Russell St. in Craig.
History museum looking for front desk volunteers
The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. Friday and Saturday afternoon shifts are especially needed. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact Katy Taylor at 970-879-2214 or email@example.com for more information.