Summer Construction & Patching Potholes
May 23, 2023 – The summer construction season has begun, and the Town’s Public Works team is busy patching potholes, finishing construction started last year, and digging into new projects. Every spring, our Streets and Engineering Teams allot significant time and capital funds to fill potholes and patch roads. The amount and depth of potholes this year is more severe than it has been in many years following the extreme amount of snow that storms dumped in our valley this year. Work to repair this damage cannot begin until spring because fixing potholes when temperatures are variable means they will have to be patched again within days. So, through the month of May, the Town’s Street crew will likely be fixing potholes. Two of our largest roadways are maintained by WYDOT though, so that agency is tasked with patching both Broadway and Cache. Beyond patching and routine maintenance to keep streets as smooth as possible, the Town’s Public Works team is overseeing the following projects this summer.
- Flat Creek Drive Updates: Construction on Flat Creek Drive between Snow King Drive and Karns Avenue will replace water and sewer pipes, improve stormwater utilities, and rebuild the street once all of the below-ground updates take place. This project should be complete by the end of July.
- Gill Avenue Updates: Various sections of Gill Avenue are under construction to replace old sewer piping. This project should be complete by July 4.
- Rancher Street Updates: Further work to complete updates to the surface, add a sidewalk, and improve sewer capacity on Rancher are underway and should be complete in the coming weeks.
In addition, a water main will be replaced on Milward Avenue this summer as well. From mid-to late summer, the Streets Team will also do ‘Chip Sealing’ on various roads to help extend their lifespan and better withstand wear and tear. As through the winter, the Town’s Streets Crew is understaffed, and we are looking to hire, so please help spread that word. We appreciate our community’s patience as our Public Works Department continues to navigate the need for upkeep, maintenance, and new and improved infrastructure while short-staffed.