Over the past several years, Town Board and staff members have been working hard taking the steps necessary to undertake major infrastructure improvements to downtown Main Street. After securing $2 million in grant funding from the Colorado Energy Impact Assistance Fund, and $1 million from the State Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWRF), matched with $500,000 in Town funds, the Town awarded a construction contract to Native Excavating to complete the project. The project consists of replacing/upgrading the water main, street lights, curb/gutter/sidewalks, storm drain system, the installation of blank conduit (for future upgrades), as well as other minor improvements. These improvements will be the basis for Oak Creek’s downtown revitalization over the coming years, as well as supporting our existing and new businesses infrastructure needs for the next fifty (50) years and beyond. Please check here or on the Town’s Facebook page for construction updates as they become available.
Weekly Newsletters and Notices:
May 1, 2017: The week of May 1st will see waterline installation work begin within the State Highway 131 right-of-way between Lincoln and Moffat Avenues as well as initial sidewalk and other concrete work as the weather allows.
April 20, 2017: On April 21st, from approximately 1pm-4pm, business’ and residents on Moffat (N. of the railroad tracks), Myers, and Main St. (between Lincoln and Moffat) may experience a disruption of water service as the Town and Native Excavating switch to temporary water services in that area. Notices have been posted at address’ that are expected to be affected. You may contact Town Hall with any additional questions.
April 17, 2017: Please see newsletter above for weekly update.
April 7, 2017: Mobilization for the project will begin April 17, 2017. This work includes signage, bringing equipment and materials to Town, and other first steps. The actual construction will begin between Lincoln Avenue (Space Station) and Moffat Avenue (Fire Station), and there will be traffic control limiting travel to one (1) lane at a time in this area, however Main Street will remain open. Local traffic will be able to use the alleys, and one or both Bell Avenue and S Sharp Street will be open to local traffic at all times. There will be closures/openings of Main Street areas as work progresses or is completed. A signage plan is being developed that will provide information about how to access our local downtown businesses as well as parking and pedestrian travel paths.
April 4, 2017: Things are moving forward on the Main Street Project. Native Excavating, Inc. has been selected as the primary contractor, and we are working through some details with the Colorado Department of Transportation and others to get started, hopefully mobilizing sometime this month. We have scheduled a Main Street business owner/operator and property owner meeting for April 17th beginning 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Future meetings will be posted here as scheduled.