Summit County Government

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Summit Cove Loop Project Open House March 22

Illustration of the school zone with bike lanes.

Summit County will construct Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project this summer, with new bicycle/pedestrian lanes along Cove Boulevard in the school zone

Contacts:

Kate Berg, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department

970-668-4204, kate.berg@summitcountyco.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge Director

970-668-4212, robert.jacobs@summitcountyco.gov


SUMMIT COUNTY – Big improvements are in store for the school zone around Summit Cove Elementary this summer, as Summit County undertakes Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project. Summit County will hold a community open house to share design and construction details from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Summit Cove Elementary School.

“This phase of the project is a key part of our efforts to make the Summit Cove neighborhood more bike- and pedestrian-friendly,” County Commissioner Thomas Davidson said.

Work this summer will take place along Cove Boulevard, from Whispering Pines Ranch Road to Grey Fox Lane. Planned improvements include striped 10-foot-wide drive lanes, buffered bicycle/pedestrian lanes on both sides of Cove Boulevard, a new sidewalk along school property and 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’re really excited about this section of the project,” Summit Cove Elementary Principal Crystal Miller said. “It’s going to increase the safety of the drop-off/pick-up area and provide improved walkability and bike-ability. This offers another way for students and the larger community to be active and safe as they travel to and from the school.”

In its entirety, the Summit Cove Loop Project includes striped bicycle/pedestrian lanes in both directions along Summit Drive and Cove Boulevard, making for safer and more enjoyable walking and riding experiences along the most heavily traveled roads in Summit Cove. The project also includes road resurfacing, crosswalks, drainage improvements and maintenance of side roads adjacent to the loop.

Phase 3 construction is scheduled to take place from June through August. Summit County hopes to complete all improvements during summer break, while school is not in session. Construction of subsequent phases of the project will occur in future years. Work in the school zone is partly funded by a $350,000 Safe Routes to School grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

During the March 22 open house, community members will have the opportunity to learn about the details of the project design, ask questions and meet the Road & Bridge and Planning Department staff leading the project. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information on the Summit Cove Loop Project, visit www.summitcountyco.gov/summitcoveloop. To receive project updates via email, including regular construction updates throughout the summer, subscribe to the Summit Cove Loop Blog on the Summit County website.


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