Winter Park prepares to embark on sidewalk, weed-spraying projects |

Winter Park prepares to embark on sidewalk, weed-spraying projects

Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

The Town of Winter Park will begin work next week on a couple of projects involving sidewalk construction and weed control.

The sidewalk construction will take place on the north side of Vasquez Road between Forest Trail and Van Anderson Drive. The 8-foot-wide concrete sidewalk with curb and gutter will be 1,300 feet long.

“The digging probably won’t start until Wednesday,” said Chuck Swanson, Winter Park’s Public Works director and town engineer. “It going to take about two months to complete because the contractor will also be installing a storm sewer where there’s only a ditch now.”

The cost of the sidewalk-and-storm sewer project is $343,000.

The other project is spraying for noxious weeds, which will take place for four hours on Wednesday morning, Aug. 6.

Two stretches of roads will be sprayed that morning. One is Vasquez Road from the railroad tracks west to the National Forest boundary, while the other is Arapahoe Road south to the National Forest boundary.

The spraying will be performed by Grand County Division of Natural Resources. The target of the spraying is the chamomile daisy.

“We’ll be out posting cards at residences along the routes where the spraying will take place either on Friday or Monday,” Swanson said.

For more information or questions, call the Winter Park Town Hall at 726-8081.