Paving project to address Village Road in Granby area |

Paving project to address Village Road in Granby area

Tonya Bina

A ten-week, $600,000 project to repair the cracks in the pavement of Village Road is scheduled to start after the Fourth of July. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

GRANBY – A 10-week paving project of a “wavy and alligatored” Village Road in the Granby Ranch area is due to start just after the Fourth of July.

Although the project may produce some inconvenience to motorists, the goal is to have one-way traffic through construction, with only occasional stops, according to Tim Hartman, owner of Allegiant Management of Winter Park, the property manager for the Master Homeowners Association of Granby Ranch properties, the Inn at SilverCreek, the Lodge at Ten Mile Creek and Innsbruck.

During the duration of the project, which has been an Association goal for at least 20 years, traffic will enter the Granby Ranch areas via the Highway 40 entrance as always, but to exit, motorists will be directed to the county dirt road Ten Mile Drive through SilverSage.

The estimated $600,000 paving project of Village Road will involve the first section of the road from the Highway entrance to the driving bridge just past the Inn at SilverCreek.

The Master Homeowners Association, which owns the road, is footing the bill for the project through reserve spending and a loan it acquired through U.S. Bank of Granby. The loan has a “very quick payback program,” said Erin Life, assistant property manager of the Master Homeowners Association. The Association is “trying very hard not to special assess the owners and trying hard to maintain reserves for other special projects,” Life said.

The Association sought out local contractors for the project, hiring Overlook Mine Sand and Gravel of Granby, and mountain-based engineering companies.

“Literally everyone who’s a part of the developments in the area is very gung ho getting this done,” Life said. “It should improve sales and home values, so it’s worth the minor pain for 10 weeks.”

– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext.19603.