Current Construction Projects

Basalt River Park - Town Owned Park

The Town has broken the Basalt River Park development into 2 phases. Phase 1 of the Park installation project includes utility installation, grading, hardscape installation (concrete plaza), and temporary erosion control to close out the site for the winter and to prepare for the next phase. Phase 2 will include the finishing of the park with final landscaping, misting features, bathrooms, bus stop, and band shell. The intent is to complete the Phase 1 work in February 2022.

A rendering of the Basalt River Park and neighboring private development can be seen below.

Rendering 1

Two Rivers Road

This project is for the development of all of the Two Rivers Road improvements associated with the Basalt River Park and Basalt River Park Development. This includes, a reconfiguration of the parking, sidewalks, drainage improvements, and the addition of chicanes and crosswalks similar to the improvements that exist adjacent to the River Center and RMI.

The project began in early August and is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of 2021, with some finish work scheduled for the spring of 2022.

Basalt River Park Development - Private Development

The private development south of Two Rivers Road, and west of Basalt River Park includes the following projects and timelines:

Phase 1 Townhomes on Two Rivers Road – August 2021 to June 2022

Phase 2 Townhomes & Gallery building – September 2021 to September 2022

Free Range Restaurant –  July 2021 to December 2021

A rendering of this complete development is pictured above.

Swinging Bridge to Two Rivers Road Waterline

This project primarily includes the installation of 1,300 linear feet of 8” ductile iron pipe (DIP), fittings, valves, and appurtenances connecting the portions of the Town of Basalt’s water distribution system along Two Rivers Road, Cottonwood Drive, and Swinging Bridge Lane.

The project began at the end of June and was completed in early November, 2021.

Basalt Public Works Facility - At Original Road and SH82

This project is a major portion of Phase 1 of the Public Works Facility development plan and includes, the reconfiguration of the shared access to the site under a CDOT access permit, utility relocation and connection to MVMD, the moving of the existing trailer/office, grading to within 5’ of the proposed pole barn, sidewalk and pedestrian access improvements, and temporary erosion control. The building of a new pole barn and perimeter fence will be included as part of Phase 1 but will be bid later this summer. This facility is on the parcel previously occupied by Shelton Drilling. 

This project is scheduled to begin in August and was completed in December, 2021.


East Entrance Sign

At the "upvalley" intersection of Two Rivers Road and Highway 82, motorists may notice a mound of earth and the staging of some construction equipment.  This is for Basalt's new East Entrance Sign, which is championed by the Basalt Chamber Sign Committee.  The sign will feature rustic steel and river rock cobble in what has become Basalt's signature style.  

This project began in August and is scheduled to be completed in November, depending on weather.