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US: Loop project finally gets OK to move forward -- Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Found: Wed Oct 09 16:05:11 2019 PDT
Source: Estes Park Trail-Gazette, The (CO)
Copyright: 2019 The Estes Park Trail-Gazette
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Loop project finally gets OK to move forward

November 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

The $17 million Downtown Estes Loop project was approved by the Estes Park Town Board on Tuesday night during a special meeting held before about 100 residents in the Events Center at the Estes Park Fairgrounds.

It took a vote on 3 separate motions to finally approve the project which has been in various stages of development since early 2013.

The first motion -- a De Minimis finding of insignificant impact to Baldwin and Children's parks -- passed 4-3. Trustees Bob Holcomb, Ward Nelson, Ron Norris, and Patrick Martchink voted for the motion. Mayor Todd Jirsa, Mayor Pro-Tem Wendy Koenig, and trustee Cody Walker voted against the motion.

The second motion -- to send the question of the Loop to a vote of residents -- failed 4-3.

Trustees Holcomb, Nelson, Norris, and Martchink voted against the motion. Mayor Jirsa, Mayor Pro-Tem Koenig, and trustee Walker voted for the motion.

The third motion -- to move forward with the project's funded Phase 1 -- passed 4-3. Trustees Holcomb, Nelson, Norris, and Martchink voted for the motion. Mayor Jirsa, Mayor Pro-Tem Koenig, and trustee Walker voted against the motion.

State and federal officials said Tuesday night that the actions by the board will show support for the project and allow the completion for the final design, right-of-way acquisition to begin, and secure funding that has been promised for the project.

The proposed project will be funded entirely with federal and state funds.

The Town of Estes Park will get $13 million in Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant funds for construction of a one-way couplet (Loop) concept. To secure federal funds, the FLAP program requires a local match. In order to secure matching funds, the Town partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to submit an application for CDOT's Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program.

The town was then awarded $4.2 million through CDOT's RAMP program for West Elkhorn Avenue. This funding will be used as both the local match for the FLAP funding, and to rehabilitate West Elkhorn Avenue (new pavement resurfacing, new striping and upgrades to signing). The terms of the RAMP application require that Estes Park take over ownership from CDOT of West Elkhorn Avenue from Moraine Avenue to West Wonderview Avenue (U.S. Highway 34).

The Downtown Estes Loop, or one-way couplet, roadway realignment involves the conversion of Elkhorn Avenue from East Riverside Drive to Moraine Avenue, and Moraine Avenue south of Elkhorn Avenue to West Riverside Drive, into one-way thoroughfares for westbound traffic. Moraine Avenue will then revert to two-way traffic going west from the intersection.

In addition, a new one-way road for eastbound traffic will be constructed along a route similar to West Riverside Drive as it travels from Moraine Avenue to East Riverside Drive near Ivy Street, continuing to Elkhorn Avenue. At Elkhorn Avenue, east-bound traffic will become two-way again.

Replacement of the Ivy Street bridge has also been included in the funded first phase of the project.

Future phasing, to replace other downtown bridges and improve stream beds, is not funded at this time.

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