Town of Lyons Newsletter
McConnell Bridge Road Closure

McConnell Bridge Closure

Nov. 18, 2017 through June 2018

McConnell Bridge Road and access is currently scheduled to begin construction on November 18, closing to vehicular traffic beginning November 20.

The detour route will have signage to use 2nd Ave. There will be variable message signs (electronic) posted beginning on November 10 along US-36 regarding the upcoming closure and detour.
Please note an emergency vehicle route will be built and maintained through the site at all times. This will only be accessible to emergency personnel (EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement) for emergency situations.
In addition, there will be a safe pedestrian route along the emergency access route for students and pedestrians to walk towards US-36, while safely out of the construction zone. This route will include barriers and fencing to define areas and keep pedestrians safe.

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment: Public Forum 

Nov. 30, beginning at 6 p.m.

Would you like to learn more about risks that could impact Lyons including floods, dam failures, wildfires, hazardous materials incidents, and other hazards?
Throughout 2017, the Town of Lyons worked with hazard mitigation consultants, Amec Foster Wheeler in conducting a series of thorough analyses, to assess likelihoods of threats posed in Lyons. The research-intensive process included various methods of public outreach, through a series of workshops, public hearings, and surveys. The final Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) was completed in 2017, and adopted by the Board of Trustees in September.  Now, the Town wants to share the information found from the study with the community. 
A public forum to discuss these hazards, and how the Town of Lyons is proposing to mitigate or lessen their impact, will be held on November 30, at Oskar Blues.  The forum will begin as an open house, for the opportunity to speak with the planning team and consultants, and be followed by a presentation on the assessment, and a question and answer session. 
Please join us!

Location: Oskar Blues, 303 Main St.
Date: Oskar Blues, 303 Main St.
Time: Open House: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. | Meeting: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Light snacks and beverages will be served.
For more information, contact Director of Community Development, Paul Glasgow, at

US 34 Traffic Impacts for the Week of November 19

via Colorado Department of Transportation 

Please keep in mind that lane closures are weather dependent and subject to change. Although the closure will be consistent, please continue to check the project website for the most up to date information.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. US 34 is closed between mile points 83 - 72 with scheduled residential access.
  • The highway will be open to all motorists (with or without residential permits) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will remain open until 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.
  • Because the highway is currently a one-lane road for 11 miles, travel will be slow on US 34 and drivers will need to follow a pilot car for their safety. These lane restrictions and the anticipated extra traffic on the road for the holidays could mean delays exceeding one hour, especially on Friday. Motorists should plan for extra travel time if they plan to use US 34, and cyclists should plan not to ride in the busy one lane corridor, for their safety.
We encourage those drivers who can, to still use the US 36 and CO 66 detour for quicker access to and from Estes Park and Loveland. The section of US 34 between mile points 72 – 74, west of Drake, will remain closed where crews are repairing the highway near the landslide. All through-traffic from Loveland to Estes Park will need to use Larimer County Road 43.

Go Paperless with Your Utility Bill!

The Town's online bill payment option saves you time and gives you more flexibility in how you pay your bill. It’s fast, easy, and secure, eliminating the need to write a check or find a stamp each month. Going paperless will also help reduce the costs and resources of printing and mailing bills each month. 

Gift Certificate Drawing! 

New customers that sign up for paperless billing between Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $25 gift certificates to a local business!

To setup an online account:
1. Go to:
2. Select “Create a New  Account”. Fill in the email  and password fields, then click in the “I’m not a robot” box  and follow the prompts.
3. Complete the short registration form and click “Next.”
4. Go to your inbox and open the verification email and click “Verify Email”. Then select “Continue” to log in.
5. Select your billing organization and follow the prompts for linking your bill.
6. Once your bill is added to your account, you can add another bill, view and pay your bill online, or setup a recurring auto payment schedule. The 'paperless' option will then be found on the home page. 

Accounts switched to paperless between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 will automatically be entered into the drawing. 

Please direct questions to Utility Billing Clerk, Audrey Dicus, 303-823-6622, ext. 11.

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