Granby City Market traffic light project enters design phase |

Granby City Market traffic light project enters design phase

Tonya Bina
Grand County, Colorado

Granby, Colorado, officials are hoping motorists notice a new stoplight at the City Market intersection of Thompson Road and U.S. Highway 40 by next July.

On Oct. 13, Granby Mayor Jynnifer Pierro, Trustee Ed Raffety and Town Manager Wally Baird met representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation and walked the site with a consulting engineer to discuss the light’s design.

Design is slated to be completed in November, with reviews in December and construction proposed for April, according to Baird.

A $125,000 impact fee paid to the town from Wyndham Worldwide, a timeshare development under construction in Grand Elk, will be used toward the cost.

Another third, around $125,000, could be contributed by Grand Elk “as soon as it obtains refinancing,” according to a June 10 agreement between parties relating to the cost of the masthead signal.

The other third of the cost will be paid for through Grand Elk Ranch General Improvement District taxes, generated by Grand Elk development.

If Grand Elk is unable to refinance, the agreement reads, the improvement district will increase its share for the signal.

Adjustments will need to be made, Baird said, if land uses on county-managed property on the east side of Highway 40 ” such as a proposed medical center and the existing rodeo arena ” necessitate a new access.

” Tonya Bina can be reached at 887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail

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