CMC to host public meeting on 12th Street project |

CMC to host public meeting on 12th Street project

— Colorado Mountain College officials will host a public meeting Thursday night to discuss the upcoming realignment of 12th Street and its potential impact on neighbors of the Alpine Campus in downtown Steamboat Springs.

"The goal for this meeting is really to talk about the realignment and the impacts of that and how we can start a crisp communication process," CMC Facilities Director Peter Waller said. "We're just trying to be good neighbors and let people understand what's going on."

Waller said the first phase of the construction project is tentatively scheduled to run from May 1 to July 24 and will involve widening the Crawford Avenue spur from the parking lot of the Alpine Campus' new 60,000-square-foot academic facility to 12th Street. Waller said crews then would work to realign and move the portion of 12th Street between Oak Street and Crawford Avenue about 20 feet to the east. That work is scheduled to take place from July 24 to Aug. 23. He said a traffic flow plan for the construction period still is being developed, and work could start earlier than May if weather conditions are favorable.

Denise Roach, assistant to Alpine Campus CEO Peter Perhac, said Wednesday that the college has invited about 53 people who live adjacent to or near the college campus, but anyone who wants to know more about the construction project is welcome to attend Thursday night's meeting. The college plans to collect email addresses from community members who want to receive regular updates on the project's progress.

In addition to presentations about the project, Waller said, CMC and city officials will field questions from the public.

"The meeting will not be a time to redevelop the project, but I'm sure people will ask questions about it," Waller said. "We'll try to answer anyone's questions the best that we can."

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The project ultimately will make Crawford Avenue spur the secondary access to the Alpine Campus.

In order for the Alpine Campus' new administration and classroom building to be constructed, the city of Steamboat Springs required the college to build a secondary access road to allow emergency service vehicles and snow plows to turn onto 12th Street from the Crawford spur.

According to a project fact sheet released by college officials, the budget for the road construction is approximately $2 million.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction will be the general contractor for the road project.

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