News Flash


Posted on: May 21, 2018

2018 Basalt Streets Maintenance from May 21 through June 28


There are four more 'stop' bars to be painted in old Town Basalt tonight.  The crew will move into Willits tomorrow to paint crosswalks.  They hope to bring in a second striping machine to stripe the parking spaces as well.


Road Striping - Downtown Basalt:  

Road striping should begin around 7:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, June 20.  If they finish in time, they will head to Willits and begin road striping there tonight and tomorrow night.


Painting of Roads, Parking Spaces, Crosswalks, etc.:

Innovative Marking Systems will begin painting parking space lines, symbols, crosswalks and stop bars to throughout Southside, Elk Run and the Downtown Midland core.  

They have been given permission to work at night without the use of heavy equipment or backup alarms.  They will work with a small gas powered machine about the size of a golf cart.   Depending on the amount of work they finish, temperature and weather dependent, we hope to follow the same approach with the Willits core beginning Tuesday or Wednesday night.  We will post information as soon as it is known.

Darren of Grand River Construction will be the point of contact for the night work.  He can be reached at 970 250-9740.

The painting of the lane lines may begin on Thursday or Friday, weather dependent. 

Thank you for your patience while we spruce up our roads!


On Wednesday, June 6, road work will begin about 7:30 AM around the west end of East Valley Road; trucks will start milling and hauling to the Eagle County Storage area near Crown Mountain. They will start on the west end of East Valley Road near the Park and Ride, then continue east to the City Market entrance.  City Market will be accessible.  Once they complete that section and rush hour traffic slows, they will move to the roundabout to start milling.  Roundabout milling will take around 2 hours.  They hope to pave the roundabout Thursday morning.  

Please avoid taking the west end of Two Rivers Road and avoid taking East Valley Road tomorrow - Wednesday, June 6.  Alternate routes to access the business areas include the Basalt roundabout and east Two Rivers Road.  The east end of  Willits Lane, and the far east end of East Valley Road will access Willits and City Market.  Please do not travel through the Sopris Village neighborhood.

Thanks for your help and patience during this road work!

Stay tuned to this site for updates as they are released.

Grand River Construction company will be crack sealing the town Roads, chip seal and fog sealing Swinging Bridge Lane, Riverside Drive, Pinon Drive and River Oaks Lane from May 21st through June 1st.


They will then be milling and Paving Two Rivers Road and East Valley Rd.( Roundabout to Sopris Village Ln) from June 4th through the 14th.  The roundabout will be milled and overlaid during that window and may add two days to the schedule- we are still trying to determine the exact dates of that work.


The final phase of work will be the painting of pavement markings for both parking and roadways from June 18th through the 28th.


Please see the attached schedule from Grand River for more details and specifics of which road they plan to be at and when.  We will update it as we move forward and things change- mainly due to any unforeseen weather.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we improve the safety and beauty of our roadways.

Weather Depending the schedule for the 3/8 chip and fog seal is as follows. There will be no street parking allowed on these dates and you may encounter delays enter or exiting your driveway- however no access will be entirely blocked off. If there is a rain delay please plan on the same schedule going forward but pushed back until the following day.

  1. Riverside Dr May 30, 2018
  2. Meadow Ln May 30, 2018
  3. Swinging Bridge Ln May 30, 2018
  4. Pinon Dr May 30-31, 2018
  5. River Oaks Ln May 31, 2018

Apply the fog seal to all roads June 5, 2018

If you have any questions please contact Matt Wagner at the Public Works Department at 970-927-4723 ext. 501.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Home