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news graphicThis page is your location for news and events that may be of interest to Silverthorne residents and visitors.  Other sources of Silverthorne information include the Silverthorne Signal newsletter and programming on SCTV's Cable channel 10.  Silverthorne's SCTV programming is also available online at   We also publish a Backyard Page in the Summit Daily newspaper each Monday to highlight upcoming public meetings agendas.   You can also stay connected to the Silverthorne Recreation Center and Silverthorne Pavilion on their social media sites.

We're always happy to answer any questions you have about Silverthorne news, just give us a call at Town Hall at 970-262-7300.  You may also want to check our e-notifications page where you can sign up for automatic e-mails on a variety of Town topics. 



Highway 9 Resurfacing Project

April - October 2017

Post Date:04/13/2017 2:51 PM

Highway 9 Resurfacing Project

Regular updates about this project can be found on this page for the duration of the project.  Specific questions should be directed to CDOT's Public Information Group at 720-933-4221.

July 12,2017 - Night paving at the I-70 interchange in Dillon and Silverthorne will begin Wednesday, July 12th at 7 pm, and continue until Thursday morning at 7:00 am.   Paving crews will return to the site on Thursday. July 13th, at 7 pm and resume operations until Friday morning at 7 am.   Crews will be paving the left lanes of the area, located between 3rd Street on CO HWY 9 in Silverthorne and extending to West Anemone Trail on US HWY 6 Dillon.  Concrete sidewalk work will maintain its normal schedule during daylight hours .  Crews will be off the site by Friday, July 14th. at noon. All highways will remain open, although detours may be in place.  Please pay close attention to signage and flaggers directions when traveling through the construction zone.

July 10, 2017 - Be advised of a planned intersection closure on EB US-6 and Dillon Dam Road in Dillon.  Closure is scheduled for Monday, July 10 from 7 am to 7 pm.  Motorists will be unable to travel north on Dillon Dam Rd from EB US-6 during these times.  Also, a 12 ft width restriction is in place for the duration of the project.  

July 7, 2017 -Paving next week moves to the south end of town.  APC is scheduled to pave Wednesday night NB from Little Beaver to 3rd Street and Thursday night SB from 3rd Street to Little Beaver between 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. They will be doing concrete curb ramps, curb and gutter at I-70/SH 6 median during the day the week of July 10.  All work is weather and material dependent.

 APC will be coming back through the Town Core area to finish the second lane of southbound Highway 9 in the coming weeks.  

June 26, 2017 - CDOT/APC will be laying asphalt on Highway 9 this week.  They plan to work from North-South to 13th Street in the right hand, southbound lane.  This WILL impact all the businesses from Kum & Go to 13th Street.  Columbine will be doing concrete work for the next 2 weeks but those closures are small and usually not nearly as impactful.  

June 14, 2017 - Public Works will be closing the Northbound Hwy 9 right lane directly in front of the Performing Arts Theater and Silverthorne Town Center between the hours of  8:00 am and 12:00 pm for clean up.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

June 9, 2017 - CDOT/APC will be working north of Town for about the next 3 weeks, milling and filling around Summit Sky Ranch and Peak Materials.  In town, Columbine will be working on concrete curbs and gutters.  The Parks Department will take this opportunity to start cleaning out the medians and planting flowers!

May 23, 2017 - Parks Department closing Hwy 9 right hand southbound lane from 6th  Street to 4th  Street one block at a time for roadside cleanup.  Parks will provide their own traffic control.

Completing road cut in front of the Performing Arts Theater.  Closures are for concrete curb repair and replacement.  Traffic control will be conducted one side at a time, starting at noon.

May 16, 2017 -  APC Construction out of Golden, and contracted by CDOT, is starting work on the curbs and the ramps; all concrete work to be completed by Silverthorne's Columbine Hills Concrete.  Following this work, a brand new surface on Highway 9 will be constructed.  Asphalt work, known as "milling and filling" will be completed by APC.  The work schedule is daily (M-F) in 2 areas for a length of 1 mile each area, weather permitting.  From this point forward Town Engineer, Susan Pearson, will be included in CDOT Monday morning contractor meetings so the public can be kept up to date about this project.

May 12, 2017 - RKR, Inc. will be cutting Hwy 9 for the installation of electrical conduit into the median. This is right in front of the new theater between 4th and 5th streets.

Friday 5/12:  Potholing and locates.  Therefore there is construction activities in front of the Performing Arts Theater starting today.

Monday – 5/15: Traffic control will set up.

Tuesday – 5/16: Road Cutting 1st thing Tuesday morning.  The pipe will go in the road between noon and 1:30.  Electrical inspection will be conducted at 1:45  Road repairs will be started right after the electrical inspection.

Wednesday and Thursday – 5/17 and 5/18: More - road repairs, concrete curbs and T patch.

 This work has been permitted by CDOT.

April 21, 2017 - This is a notification of Hwy 9 lane closures on Tuesday April 25th from 7am until 4pm.  Our Water Department has a preventative maintenance program for the Town’s waterlines and they must do annual valve exercising next week.   The Town's Water Department will start exercising the water valves, in Hwy 9 at Ruby Ranch Road and end at Hwy 70, then they will work back on the North side of Hwy 9 towards Ruby Ranch Road. They will work from Ruby Ranch Road proceeding south, primarily but not completely on the West side of Hwy 9; there is minimal work on the North side of the Hwy.  The water valves are in the Hwy so they will be closing the lanes that they are working in for a short periods of time.  This can be thought of as a series of rolling lane closures along Hwy 9 throughout Tuesday. 

April 14, 2017 - Construction has begun in the acceleration/deceleration lanes near the entrance to Summit Sky Ranch.  Flaggers will be out implementing the traffic management plans.  As construction moves toward Town, updates will be provided.

April 7, 2017 - The Colorado Department of Transportation will be conducting a much needed project - resurfacing Highways 9 and 6 – starting mid-April through October 2017.  Silverthorne Public Information Officer, Susan Schulman, and Town Engineer, Susan Pearson, are working directly with CDOT’s PIO to keep the public informed about road closures and detours throughout the project.  AZT Construction Services has leased the old Acorn site in Silverthorne to use as a materials testing office for the project.  The public will start to see construction trailers and equipment as early as today as the project gets under way.  Frequent project updates will be found in this Town Manager’s update, the Town website, e-newsletter, blog and social media; as well as through fliers posted around Town and CDOT’s VMS signage.

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