Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Message from Sgt. Nick Goldberger

Speed and traffic safety through Town

Good day everyone, I wanted to bring up some concerns that a few citizens have voiced in regards to traffic speeds on some streets in Town.
Both Park Street and Evans Street have seen a dramatic increase in traffic volume, due to the summer season and the construction that is happening in Town and in the area.  One of the primary concerns from some citizens is the speed of the people driving down the streets. On July 1st, Deputy Kellison did sit out on Evans (not at peak time however) and observed 6 vehicles pass by. The fastest speed of the vehicles passing through was 21 MPH.  On July 3rd, Deputy Robinson sat in the area of Park Street and observed between 50-60 vehicle pass through. The maximum speed witnessed at this time was 26 MPH in this area. I am certain that there were other vehicles that could have been going faster, but not when we were out there. Vehicle speeds on these normally quiet roads can often appear faster than they truly are due to traffic volume, the close proximity to the houses and the people walking around. We will keep conducting patrols and putting out the speed sign in these and other areas in Town.
Over the weekend, a citizen/s closed off Evans Street by putting up a construction barrier on the East side of Evans. This is a safety response concern for Fire, Rescue and Law Enforcement due to the fact that we take into account the roads that are open for a response to a call and this could have affected a response if one came up.  Diverting traffic flow is regulated by the Town of Lyons and the Sheriff’s Office.
We are aware that people want their quiet streets back and we will continue to conduct more patrols in these area to help minimize any speeders in the area.
Please contact me directly if you wish via my cell phone (303) 210-5350 or call Boulder County Dispatch (303) 441-4444 to report any concerns and a deputy will respond to the caller.

Sgt. Nick Goldberger
Boulder County Sheriff's Office
Operations/ Town of Lyons Supervisor

Recovery & Capital Projects Update

Main St. Streetscape

Currently, crews are prepping curb, gutter, and sidewalks at the US-36/Stone Canyon intersection, and anticipate to begin pouring concrete next week. Throughout the work at the intersection, crews will intermittently work on prepping and pouring the sidewalk connecting 2nd Ave. to downtown Main St.  

Confluence Area CIP Update

Xcel's contractor, Sitewise, is slated to be finished with the gas lines installation the week of July 11. 
Upon gas line completion, DeFalco will pour curb and gutter and lay asphalt, after initial prep work; project leads estimate roughly 2-3 more months of work until the project is complete. 

Stream Restoration

The final round of planting and revegetation along the creek will begin the week of July 18, and take approximately two weeks to complete. Following the revegetation, an irrigation system along the banks will be implemented.

We Need Your Help!

During this time, please consider the delicacy of the new plantlings - give them a chance of survival by staying off newly vegetated areas.
We sincerely appreciate your support in this effort.

St. Vrain Creek “Reach 3” Restoration Public Meeting Scheduled for July 12

Presentation of Alternatives and Site Visit

via Boulder County 
On July 12 Boulder County Parks and Open Space and its consultant, Engineering Analytics, will host a meeting and site visit to present the design criteria and preliminary alternatives for the restoration of the breaches on Reach 3 of St. Vrain Creek, between U.S. Highway 36 and Hygiene Road.
This is the second of several public meetings to continue discussions about post-flood restoration of Reach 3. This project is directly linked to the St. Vrain Creek Watershed Master Plan.

Presentation of Alternatives & Site Visit
Tuesday, July 12
Presentation: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Site Visit: 6:15 - 8 p.m. (RSVP required to
Boulder County Parks and Open Space Building
5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont (map)

Staff will present the design criteria and alternatives at 5:30 p.m., followed by a short tour of some of the areas along the creek that were hardest hit in the 2013 Flood. There are a limited number of spots on the tour and reservations are required. Those interested should contact Jesse Rounds at to reserve a spot. No personal vehicles will be permitted on site.
This conceptual design project is funded through a planning grant from the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) program and is being administered by the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs. 

For more information, contact Jesse Rounds at or 303-678-6271.

Public Meeting: Floodplain Code Updates and Remapping

July 14

via St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District 

Please join the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District  for a discussion about proposed floodplain code amendments and the floodplain remapping process on July 14.
Details about the meeting and a helpful summary page are available at the links below.
Study Session News Release
The Summary page highlights the proposed updates to the floodplain code in a concise manner. It identifies where a proposed update clarifies an existing practice, is proposed to meet minimum FEMA or State requirements, or is new.

Town of Lyons

Please do not reply to this email, as we are unable to respond to inquiries sent to this address. Please direct questions to Arielle Hodgson.

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