Conceptual design to outline widening of Highway 73

18 Sep 2020 12:54 #1 by CanyonCourier
Jefferson County expects to have a conceptual design by the end of September for widening and improving Highway 73 between Buffalo Park Road and Plettner Lane in Evergreen.

The design will widen a half-mile of the road to include a center left-turn lane, a southbound bike lane on the west side and a shared-use path on the east side. It will also provide four parking lots: angled parking across from the church, parallel parking in front of the church, angle parking across from Evergreen Fire/Rescue Station 1 and parallel parking south of the Highway 73/74 intersection.

The county has federal funding for the project, with construction expected to start in the summer of 2022 and taking about a year to complete.

Durian has said the underlying reason for improving the highway is to better facilitate evacuations in an emergency, with the Elephant Butte Fire being a prime example.

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By Deb Hurley Brobst
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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