This week, Summit County’s design-build team of Ecological Resource Consultants/Tezak Heavy Equipment (ERC/Tezak) continues major earthwork operations on the Swan River Restoration project site. Last week, crews completed assembly of the mobile rock milling plant and began production of materials for testing. Located just east of Rock Island Road, this machinery is being used to transform the vast quantities of dredge gravels into usable materials for both onsite and offsite beneficial reuse.
Earthwork is ongoing and the site is rapidly transforming. Rough grading of the stream channel is happening quickly and crews are simultaneously sorting and relocating reclaimed usable materials (e.g., soil, gravel, cobbles, etc.) around the project site, as well as upstream to the mobile rock milling plant. You may notice large stockpiles of these materials being sorted by size around the site periphery.
Please continue to exercise extra caution where construction related-traffic is crossing Rock Island Road back and forth between the restoration site and rock milling platform. Rock Island Road remains open during construction; however please observe all traffic controls in place during operations, including stop signs placed at the intersection of Rock Island Road and the temporary construction access roads.
Work is scheduled to continue through November 2016, followed by a winter shut-down period, before recommencing in spring 2017. Additional information about Swan River Restoration Project is available at RestoreTheSwanRiver.com as well as on the Open Space and Trails Special Projects web page. If you have additional questions about the restoration project, you can contact Summit County Open Space and Trails Director Brian Lorch, or Open Space and Trails Resource Specialist Jason Lederer, or call 970.668.4060.