For Immediate Release | October 28, 2016
Contact: Justin Hildreth, Town Engineer
970-748-4045 | email@example.com
Metcalf Road Bicycle Climbing Lane Project Complete
Road Widening Creates Safer Uphill Travel for Bicyclists
Avon, CO – The Metcalf Road Bicycle Climbing Lane Project, which links Nottingham Road to Wildwood Road, is complete. The project broke ground in June and widened Metcalf Road 4 to 6 feet to accommodate a bicycle climbing lane in the uphill lane. The 1.8 mile climbing lane makes it safer for bicycle traffic to travel uphill toward the Wildridge community and also creates another way to access the West Avon Preserve. In addition to the road widening, drainage improvements were made to the commercial area on the lower east side of Metcalf Road. Downhill bicycle traffic will ride with the flow of vehicular traffic in the downhill lane.
The Town of Avon contracted with Ewing Construction to complete the project at a cost of $1.1 million. An upper segment of the Metcalf Road Bicycle Climbing Lane Project between Wildwood Road to Old Trail Road is scheduled to be paved in the spring of 2017.
For more information, please contact Justin Hildreth, Town Engineer, at 970-748-4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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