The Town of Mountain Village will perform significant safety improvements on San Joaquin Road and Mountain Village Boulevard summer 2023.
The two-part project will widen lower San Joaquin Road by 12 feet to add six-foot wide paved shoulders on both sides of the road from Tristant to Mountain Village Boulevard and fill in missing sidewalk sections between Lost Creek Lane and County Club Drive through the Village Center.
“This project has been a long time in the making as it was identified as a Phase 1 high-priority safety project in the Town’s Trails Master Plan and by Mountain Village Town Council,” said Transit Director Jim Loebe.
The San Joaquin project began Monday, June 5. The Mountain Village Boulevard work began July 20.
Residents and guests traveling these corridors should expect daytime delays during the entirety of this construction timeframe. A map of both areas and expected impacts is available at the bottom of this page.
“All modes of transportation will be affected on lower San Joaquin Road and Mountain Village Boulevard through Village Center,” Loebe said. “Expect extended periods of alternating, one-lane traffic as well as periodic short full road closures on San Joaquin.”
The Town secured $925,945 in grant funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Multi-Modal Options Fund to help offset the total project cost.
“Improving safety and walkability within Mountain Village is an ongoing, high-priority goal for Town Council,” said Mayor Laila Benitez. “These specific projects have been in the works for a number of years and we are all excited to see it finally become a reality.”
“With the exponential growth of residents and guests commuting and recreating within Mountain Village by both foot and bike, the Town is committed to providing safe spaces for these pursuits,” Loebe added. “This project is just the beginning of the Town's efforts to promote both a safer experience and utilization of active transportation to explore our amazing community.”
Those who would like to receive targeted updates about the construction projects’ traffic impacts are encouraged to sign up for ReadyOp text message alerts through bit.ly/MVNotifications.
Project updates will also be shared on the Town's Construction Projects page.