City of Rifle summer construction update |

City of Rifle summer construction update

A paving crew with Frontier Paving Inc., repaves West Avenue near Centennial Parkway earlier this week in Rifle. The paving is part of the Centennial Parkway project to install new utilities at the entrance to Rifle.
Kyle Mills / Citizen Telegram

Rifle city officials recently sent out the following public works summer project update.

2019 Waterline Project

The current main is reportedly in bad condition and in need of replacement. Construction crews are replacing the raw water main that feeds the entire city to ensure water supply at all times, according to a city press release.

Crews have completed water main work along Highway 6, and Johnson Construction is currently placing the shoulder on the side of the new asphalt. Traffic lights and traffic control are scheduled to be taken down this week.

Centennial Parkway project

This project involves installation of new utilities, landscaping and streets at the entrance to downtown Rifle.

All utilities have been installed, according to the release, and West Avenue was paved Monday. There is still striping to be completed on West Avenue, but the street is expected to be opened this coming week. There will still be construction and one-lane traffic, but after this week there should be no more closures to West Avenue.

General maintenance

There are more plans for maintenance throughout the city for the remainder of 2019. All streets were surveyed in the spring and several streets are in need of repair.

Whiteriver Avenue will be resurfaced from First Street to Fourth Street, and the intersection of Whiteriver and Third Street is being smoothed out.

Potholes on Tripp Avenue, Birch Avenue, Fairway Avenue, East Avenue and Dakota Court are being removed and replaced.

Large portions of Firethorn Drive and all of 24th Place are being removed, replaced and re-striped, according to the release.

Projects being performed by other entities in Rifle are also ongoing. The Dominion Gas Pipeline work is expected to continue above Deerfield Park. Xcel Energy gas work is complete at West Third Street, and milling work will begin on one lane of West Third Street.

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