A series of roadway improvements are scheduled to begin this spring for North 7th Street, also known as Highway 257, between Main Street (Highway 392) and Windsor Lake. Work may begin as early as March 29, weather permitting, and is expected to be finished by early June. While traffic impacts are expected to be minimal, drivers are asked to utilize alternate routes when possible.
The first phase of the project involves the concrete replacement of curbs, gutters, sidewalk and stormwater pans along Highway 257 between Highway 392 and Ash Street. This work also includes adjusting sidewalk ramps in a few locations to improve accessibility. Additionally, the alley located directly north of 628 Main Street is deteriorating and will be reconstructed during this time.
The second phase of the project is intended to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety by installing a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Birch Street and Highway 257. Town engineers chose this location for a new pedestrian crossing due to its lower traffic speed limit, shorter crossing distance for pedestrians and its proximity to Boardwalk Park.
A third phase of the project is scheduled to take place in late May and early June and will be completed by the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT will be completing an asphalt overlay between Highway 392 and just south of Birch Street. The overlay will improve road safety and provide a better experience for cars and cyclists traveling in this area.
Additionally, waterline maintenance will take place during phase one and/or phase two of the project as a coordinated effort to improve utility access near the intersection of Main Street and Highway 257. To minimize traffic impacts, this work will take place overnight, starting after evening rush hour.
During the construction, bike lanes will be closed. Drivers are reminded to always use caution when traveling in a work zone.
Project updates will be shared as they become available on the town alert center at windsorgov.com/alertcenter.