Road and Recpath Projects

The Road & Bridge Department, as well as other agencies/organizations in Summit County, are working on a number of road and recpath projects. Some projects are in the construction phase; others are in planning or design phases.

CO Highway 9 South Access Control Plan

The Town of Blue River, Town of Breckenridge, Summit County and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have identified a need to develop an Access Control Plan for Colorado State Highway 9 in Summit County between MP 77.5 (Carroll Lane) and MP 86.26 (Broken Lance Drive), a total distance of approximately 8.76 miles. The access control plan will give CDOT and local agencies a long-range planning document to identify access points along the state highway. In addition to the Access Control Plan, the project team is developing a conceptual (15%) trail design within the study limits to expand on the Hoosier Pass Recreational Pathway Feasibility Study that was completed in 2013. The conceptual trail design will give local agencies a starting point to obtain future funding opportunities.

Peak One Drive

In summer and fall of 2019, extensive construction is taking place on Peak One Drive between the Summit County Commons and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. A new road alignment will make room for a new sand storage building and transit operations center. The sand storage building is scheduled for construction this summer and will be shared by CDOT and Summit County Road & Bridge snow removal operations. The realignment of Peak One Drive will remove one of the tighter curves in the road, improving drivability for buses and emergency vehicles, which use the road frequently.

The building construction and road realignment will require Peak One Drive to be fully closed in both directions from June 17 until early November. Access to the County Commons, including the upper and lower parking lots, will be maintained for the duration of the project. However, the west side of the upper parking lot will be closed to the public, as it will be reconfigured and used for construction staging. Access to the Summit County Medical Office Building and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center will remain open via the Highway 9 entrance. The Recpath will also remain open during the project.

Summit Cove Loop Project 

Summit County Road & Bridge will begin work on the Soda Creek culvert replacement project in Summit Cove on Monday, Sept. 30. Construction will last about one month and will require a full closure of Summit Drive at the site.

Crews will remove several side-by-side, aging steel culvert pipes and replace them with a small bridge structure. The existing steel pipes are beginning to corrode, and installations of multiple side-by-side pipes are prone to erosion that can lead to settlement or failure of the roadway. The new bridge will allow higher flows of water from Soda Creek to pass through, providing the road with greater protection from being washed out in the event of severe flooding. The bridge will also allow for a wider road surface, which will provide space for pedestrian and bicycle shoulders. Along with the culvert replacement, crews will repave the last segment of older, degraded road surface on the Cove Boulevard/Summit Drive loop. Summit County anticipates the construction to be fully complete before winter.

While the project is underway, the road within the project area will be completely closed to all traffic, and detours will be posted. "Summit County Road & Bridge thanks the residents of the Summit Cove area for their patience during this project," Summit County Public Works Director Tom Gosiorowski said. "The end product will be a major improvement for the roadway and the stream."

For more information, contact Eric Cottingham in the Summit County Road & Bridge Department at 970-668-4232.
Learn more about the Summit Cove Loop Project.

Seasonal Road Maintenance

In addition to the larger construction and maintenance projects, Summit County Road & Bridge crews will be working throughout the county to conduct dust mitigation, pothole repairs, drainage maintenance, roadway gravel restoration, and other summer upkeep.