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Oct 17

Swan River Restoration Project - Construction Update for Week of October 17, 2016

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 3:37 PM by Jason Lederer

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. Crews have completed backfilling around the new Tiger Road crossing and are anticipating installing guardrails this Wednesday. Once the guardrails are installed, the original Tiger Road traffic pattern will be restored. However, please continue to exercise caution and courtesy while passing through the construction site, as work will still be occurring nearby.


Following completion of the crossing, the detour will be removed and remaining unfinished stream channel sections completed. The tie in location where the new Swan River channel will connect to the existing channel downstream of Muggins Gulch is visible in the photo below.

Given that snow will cover the site before we know it, I also decided today was a good day to document some photopoints from around the site. Below are some before and after photos from a few of the ten photo points we have stationed around and within the project site.

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.