Lower Kearns Road Culvert Project
This project repairs the failed culvert immediately downhill from Lower Kearns Road. Construction will be broken into two phases to minimize traffic impacts on the community.
In late June 2023, the culvert below Brush Creek Road failed in the vicinity of lower Kearns Rd. This failure produced a large sinkhole in the area. The Town implemented an emergency stabilization of the sinkhole to ensure public safety and decrease future damage to the surrounding infrastructure.
This reconstruction project will provide a permanent replacement of the culvert and roadway in the affected area. The design is currently in development. Construction will be broken into two phases to minimize traffic impacts on the community.
Construction began in mid-August to repair the failed culvert immediately downhill from Lower Kearns Road. The project's first construction phase will start in mid-August and go into mid-November. Phase 1 of construction will include the replacement of the failed section of the culvert (northern portion) and roadway reconstruction. Two-way traffic on Brush Creek Road will remain with a re-alignment. The exact configuration of lower Kearns Road is still to be determined, but the traffic patterns will be affected on lower Kearns Road as well.
- The project area will continue to be one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers during work hours this week (9/5 to 9/8) for the continuation of utility locates and project setup.
- Brush Creek Road will return to two-lane traffic before and after construction hours each day as well as over the weekends.
- Lower Kearns Road to remain OPEN during the project. There will be smaller duration intermittent road closures on Lower Kearns Rd (depicted in green below) that will be communicated as they are scheduled, but for now, one lane of uphill traffic will remain open during the project as it exists today.
- The project should complete setup on Friday 9/8. The configuration will be tested to ensure functionality for larger vehicles on Friday, and the setup will remain in place into December to allow for the culvert replacement to occur. If there are concerns with the setup, please reach out and the project team will adjust as necessary.
The schedule for Phase 2 of construction is still to be determined but will include replacing the southern section of the culvert below Brush Creek Road. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.