Official Communication from the Town of Lyons
Protect the Paws!

Protect the Paws!

This is a friendly reminder to please be aware of little paws, while the Main St. Streetscape & Confluence Area CIP projects begin to place asphalt!
Asphalt reaches around 225° F when laid – nearly 13° hotter than the boiling point of water, at 212° F. The freshly-laid surface opens to traffic very shortly after the hot asphalt is placed, as vehicle tires can withstand the warm temperature. However, pads on dogs’ paws are not as durable, and while the road may be open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, the extreme heat of the newly-placed asphalt may still be present.

Consider placing the back of your hand on any patch or area with new asphalt – if you cannot hold it down for 5 seconds, then the surface is too hot for dogs.  

The Town will continue to send eblast notices when new asphalt is anticipated to be placed; however, always err on the side of caution and apply the 5-second rule. 

Your pooch is counting on you to protect its paws!

LaVern M. Johnson Park Pre-Opening Tours

Space still available! | August 2, 3, and 4

LaVern M. Johnson Park project managers would like to invite members of the public, ages 18+, to tour LaVern M. Johnson Park, prior to public opening.
The tours will take place August 2, 3, and 4, with time slots available from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Because the park is still under construction, close-toed shoes are required, and project leads request participants be at least 18-years-old.

If you are signing up more than one person, please ensure that the exact amount of participants are accounted for within the time slot.

For more information, and to sign up for a tour, click the following link:
LaVern M. Johnson Park Pre-Opening Tours >>

Final 2 Sandstone Summer Concert Series!

Thursdays, August 4 & 11

Farmer's Market at 5:30 p.m., Music at 6:30 p.m.
Sandstone Park

Don't miss the last two Sandstone Summer Concerts, taking place on August 4 and 11 at Sandstone Park. This fun family event is free to attend. Local food is available for purchase in the park. The final shows feature musical talents, The Tiller's Band and Samba Dende.

See you at Sandstone Park!

More Information on Sandstone Summer Concert Series >>

Sandstone Summer Concerts

Black Bear Hole

In an effort to manage heavy usage at Black Bear Hole, the Town has developed options that align with the budget, to alleviate some of the impacts from heavy impact. This week, the Town received signage listing ordinances and regulations of usage, which has been posted in the area. Similar signage will also be posted in other heavily recreated areas, including access points along the creeks and in parks.
Additionally, Sgt. Goldberger informed Town that the Sheriff's Office has allocated more hours toward extra weekend patrol, beginning in August. The extra weekend duty, which patrols Lyons traffic and parks on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, will increase up to eight hours per day. The Sheriff's Office has been informed of the conditions, and will keep a close eye on Black Bear Hole.

Capital & Recovery Projects

Main St. Streetscape Update

Crews continue work at the US-36/McConnell traffic signal, establishing the turn islands and asphalt patching. The teams anticipate the right turn lanes to be open to traffic by Thursday, Aug 4.

Stream Restoration

The final stretch of the stream restoration project is underway. After a couple weeks of revegetating the banks, the stream team has begun installing irrigation. Please be considerate of the efforts during this phase, by keeping off exposed lines.

Confluence Area CIP

Defalco, the contractor awarded with the last stage of the CIP project, informed the Town this week that street grading will begin any day now. Following the street grading, curb and gutters will be poured. 

In Other News...

US-34 Traffic Impacts for the Week of August 1

via Colorado Department of Transportation

See this week's US-34 traffic impacts, and other updates on the US-34 Big Thompson Canyon Construction Project >>

Resilient Boulder's Free Wellness Event
Food, Fun, and Yoga: A Mindset of Wellness & Resilience

Sunday, August 7
9 to 11 a.m.

Nutritional Therapist, Shannon Keating, will facilitate foods demonstration of some of her thoughtfully designed disaster ready recipes and answer questions about a Resilient Pantry. Certified yoga instructor, Hannah Keitel, will lead the group in breathing exercises and yoga poses that help people de-stress and regain a more centered and balanced mindset.

Town of Lyons

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