The Jay Avenue bridge replacement project is being redesigned and a tentative construction schedule will close the road from Old Goat Trail to Will O'Way for four months, according to town staff.
The plan for a box culvert that would be constructed off-site and dropped into place spanning Surface Creek at Jay Avenue and completed by Dec. 31 has come to grief because of a six-inch diameter domestic water line that crosses the creek at that location.
The best work around for the problem is currently thought to be a change of the bridge design to a span structure that won't be completed, staff said, until next spring following the month's long road closure.
The original cost estimate of the bridge was over $100,000 higher than the present design cost estimates, staff told trustees at a work session. There is also a grant that will pay for more than half the cost.
No construction start date was announced.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.