Keeping you informed of when the traffic delays will occur is becoming a moving target. Construction does that. It is looking more like the week of the 23rd or later. They need to get the two ends that will meet up with the CR 141 section done first. We have asked the contractor to put up signs a few days before to give you a heads up. The length of time to complete this section depends on many things so it could take anywhere between 7 to 25 day.
Update on 16″ pipe being installed along CR 141. It didn’t happen as we first thought but now is expected to happen either the week of the 16th or week of the 23rd. Expect one lane traffic for a week or so. Other things became a bigger priority.
The board is still working to get all parts of the USDA Letter of Conditions completed. Easements are still an issue. If you have a pipe going across your property please be sure and get us your easement. Using your easement instead of a County Right of Way will save about $1 per foot in installation costs. A dollar may not sound like much but when you consider 190,000 feet of pipe that would be a $190,000 savings to all of us as subscribers. It should also be noted that there will be much less impact to traffic on the county roads if we can use private easements, as the flagging and traffic control requirements will be much lower than if we have to use County Road rights of way. Please call (970) 403-5790 if you have any questions regarding easements.
As of this time Phase 0 is making good progress. All of the 30” pipe from Lake Nighthorse to CR 210 is complete. 16” pipe is done from CR 210 to CR 141 except for a small section at the 210 & 141 intersection. Starting on Oct. 2 the 16” pipe will be put along CR 141 to CR 125. Traffic delays can be expected but probably won’t last more than a week. You also may have noticed powerlines going in along CR 210. Those are to supply power for the pump station at the lake. At this time Phase 0 should be completed in Jan. 2018.
First National Bank of Durango will be our Construction Loan provider for Phase 1. Having the construction loan financing in place before going to bid is one of the requirements of our Letter of Conditions for our USDA funded project. Many thanks to First National Bank of Durango!