Access to Cow Creek South campground to be improved; project will result in some lane closures and delays along Highway 9
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A big chunk of federal stimulus dollars are finally hitting the ground in Summit County, as crews begin improving the access from Highway 9 into the Cow Creek South campground at Green Mountain Reservoir. The Dillon District was awarded $1.474 million dollars for the project.
The new intersection includes deceleration lanes to improve safety at the junction. The project also includes construction of twelve campsites and two campground host sites at the campground.
Work hours for the new campground intersection project will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. No work on State Highway 9 is scheduled on weekends or holidays, including Labor Day, when work will temporarily be suspended.
We regret any inconvenience from traffic delays or loss of camping at Cow Creek South the public may experience during this time,” said Jan Cutts, Dillon District Ranger for the Forest Service. “This short term impact will result in a far safer and more enjoyable recreation experience in the long run.” (more…)
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