Official Town of Lyons Communications

McConnell Bridge Grand Opening

Construction on McConnell Bridge is in its final stages! This week, the teams continue to lay asphalt for the new road. 

McConnell Bridge Grand Opening: May 8

Despite a few minors adjustments, construction has remained slightly ahead of schedule. The Town is excited to announce McConnell Bridge's grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 8! All are welcome to take part in the community-wide celebration, Join State, local, and County representatives for a community-wide event, celebrating the bridge's highly anticipated opening - a significant milestone in flood recovery.

The opening celebration will be held on site, beginning at 1:00 p.m. While the bridge will remain open to traffic after the Grand Opening, contractors will still be on site for 2-3 additional weeks, closing final punch list items. Please be cautious of the ongoing work and personnel presence during this time. 


Street Sweeping

Beginning May 2

Beginning Wednesday, May 2, street sweeping will begin along the main roads (Main Street, High Street, 2nd Ave., 3rd Ave., 4th Ave., 5th Ave.). The sweeper will then move to residential streets. The sweeping is anticipated to occur between May 2 and May 9. 


Please do not park vehicles along these roads during sweeping.

We appreciate your help!

Asphalt Repair and Patching

May 7-11

From May 7 to 10, the following areas will have road patching completed:
 
Longs Peak
Railroad Ave. and 2nd Ave.
Railroad Ave. near Walt Self
 
On May 11, asphalt repair and overlay will occur at the following :

 
Apple Valley Road street cut
Corner of 4th Ave. and Evans

In efforts to increase efficiency and effectiveness, please ensure vehicles are not parked along the right-of-way in these areas, during the scheduled times. We appreciate your assistance!


Emerald Ash Borer

Town Parks Scheduled for Treatment

State forestry officials have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) – an invasive, highly destructive tree pest – in the Town of Lyons. Lyons represents the fourth community with EAB in Boulder County, where the pest was first detected in 2013. An arborist recently identified an ash tree on private land in the vicinity of 4th Avenue and Broadway Street in Lyons as potentially infested with EAB. The property manager notified members of the interagency Colorado EAB Response Team, which took a sample and was confirmed by Colorado State University experts as being EAB. The infested tree and surrounding trees also are being examined by experts from the CDA and Colorado State University Extension. Most trees in the immediate vicinity are on private property so assessment of other nearby ash will require coordination with private property owners.

All Ash Trees in LaVern M. Johnson Park, Bohn Park, Sandstone Park, and Town Hall municipal properties will undergo insecticide treatment, over the next two weeks.

An estimated 15% or more of all urban and community trees in Colorado are ash species susceptible to being killed by EAB – and a majority of these trees are on private land. EAB attacks and kills both stressed and healthy ash trees, and is so aggressive that trees typically die within two to four years after becoming infested. It is unknown whether EAB arrived in Lyons by natural spread or via accidental human transport, such as in firewood or other raw ash material.

Populations of the insect are capable of spreading a half-mile each year on their own. For more information please visit www.townoflyons.com/EmeraldAshBorer.


Lyons Goodwill Fund

Applications Accepted through June 1

The Human Services and Aging Commission is pleased to offer the Lyons Goodwill Fund Grant, which is open to registered 501(c)3 businesses who serve the Lyons community. Applications will be accepted until June 1.

Lyons Bistro Catered Lunches

Wednesday and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Lyons Bistro would like to welcome all area folks age 60+ for delicious catered lunch every Wednesday and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walt Self Senior Building.
Call 303-441-1415 a day prior to reserve. There is a suggested donation of $3.00.


Lyons Valley Park Affordable Housing Meeting

May 8, 6:30 to 8:30 | Lyons Middle/Senior High School Cafetorium

On Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Summit Housing Group invites the community to an information sharing and gathering session. Summit Housing Group wants to hear feedback on their most recent concepts and will have an open dialogue for education, information and feedback.   

Please use the door at the northeast entrance near the auxiliary gym, which is best accessed by the large school parking lot.

www.summithousinggroup.com >>


Dog Park Closed June 1 and 2

Due to the Bohn Park Construction, the Lyons Outdoor Games event will be held in the Bohn Bark Off Leash Dog Park. The dog park is scheduled to be closed on June 1st at 9am and remain closed through 11am on Sunday, June 3rd.

Stay tuned for more information on the Lyons Outdoor Games!

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