Map of Summit Cove, with Cove Boulevard and Summit Drive highlighted.

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Jul 20

Soft spots

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:44 PM by Julie Sutor

Roadwork on the Summit Cove Loop Project continues. This week, our contractor completed the asphalt recycling process on the western portion of the project. Through this work, we identified areas with soft soils that don’t provide adequate support for the road and can lead to future road damage. So we’re removing those soils and replacing them with locally sourced recycled concrete in order to build a strong platform to pave on.

The plan for next week is to continue repairing the soft spots and to construct the new width for the roadway. This will prepare us for paving the entire western portion of the project.

Jul 13

Culvert work complete

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 5:20 PM by Julie Sutor

Over the past few days, crews have replaced old culverts and installed two new ones underneath Cove Boulevard to improve drainage in several locations. A big thanks to everyone in the neighborhood for driving cautiously through the work zone and paying close attention to the flaggers.

Next week, crews will be milling the existing asphalt in both lanes of Cove Boulevard, from Whispering Pines Ranch Road to the north entrance of Summit Cove Elementary. The asphalt will be recycled in place to serve as subgrade in preparation for a new surface. Expect single-lane closures, and stay alert for flaggers. Both lanes will be open at the end of each construction day.

Jun 30

Phase 3 Construction to Begin Soon

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 2:45 PM by Julie Sutor

We're excited to announce that construction of Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project will begin in July. Summit County has contracted with Columbine Hills Concrete to complete this summer's work, which is focused on the school zone. The contractor will use the Summit Cove Elementary School parking lot as a staging area for construction activities. The school will remain open for its summer activities and uses.

Crews will begin moving equipment into the staging area on July 5, with site preparation to follow during the week of July 10.

2017 Work Plan Summary
Work this summer will take place along Cove Boulevard, from Whispering Pines Ranch Road to Grey Fox Lane. The project improvements include sidewalk installation along the east side of Cove Boulevard (along school property), striping 10-foot-wide drive lanes, constructing bicycle/pedestrian lanes on both sides of Cove Boulevard and adding a new student drop-off/pick-up zone that will improve vehicle traffic flow and eliminate the need for children to enter traffic in the parking lot.

We anticipate that construction will take place from early July through late August.

Project Goals
As with other sections of the Summit Cove Loop, we’ve designed the school-zone improvements to support the following goals:
  • Reduce vehicle speeds
  • Reduce conflicts among the various modes of travel (motor vehicle, bike/pedestrian)
  • Provide clearly defined, safe and accessible routes for biking and walking.