Mine to Mine Street Closures
from Gloria Gates, City of Cripple Creek Events and Tourism Coordinator
The 4th annual Mine to Mine Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2015. The Mine to Mine Challenge is a footrace that starts at the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and ends at the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine. The total distance of this race is 5.5 miles, or 9k.
Street closures for this event are meant to be minimal. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bennett Ave from 1st to 5th will be closed. 1st from Bennett to Masonic and 1st to 2nd on Masonic will also be closed. At approximately 9:55 a.m., a Cripple Creek Police Officer will be stopping Highway 67 traffic at the entrance to the Heritage Center. The race will kick off in the Heritage Center parking lot at 10:00 a.m. sharp. This closure will serve as a rolling closure. As the last racer progresses through the course, traffic will flow behind the last racer, allowing delayed traffic back into town. Please expect roads to reopen 15 to 30 minutes after the race start.
Access to side streets and parking garages off Highway 67/Bennett Avenue will be inaccessible while the racers are coming through town; however access will reopen after the last racer passes the street or garage. A City vehicle will be following the last racer, and the Cripple Creek Public Works Department will be opening any closed intersections.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., Highway 67 will be closed just south of Whiting (just beyond District Supply) to Golconda coming into Victor. This closure will continue through approximately 12:00 p.m., unless the last racer crosses the finish line sooner. As soon as the course is free of racers, Highway 67 will reopen completely. Any racers that have not crossed the finish line by 1:00 p.m. will be picked up to facilitate opening Highway 67.
The finish line is located across from the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine at the overlook.
The Race After Party is located in the Brass Ass Parking Lot. The Race After Party will include a trophy presentation and live entertainment starting at12pm to 9pm. Please join us for awards, music and beer!
Public Works Update
from Jim Blasing, Director of Public Works
· The city of CC just finished a small city wide street repair patching project. It was PW attempt to address some of the worst areas with a limited budget although several areas remain. It is hoped there will be funds to continue this for 2016.
· The city had it’s 2 dams for the water supply inspected by the state. There will be some needed valves for drain control, but the dams are structurally sound.
· Public works crews are involved in all city events for traffic control and installing the tent with over 900 man-hours per year.
· Public Works employees need state license’s for water and sewer operations to demonstrate competency. We continue to provide training for this requirement.
· City snowplow equipment maintained and ready to go.
· The city continues to keep up with gravel roads after rains.
· Bison St. now has a new water main and new street; part of it paid for by Wildwood Casino’s C-store project and by the City of Cripple Creek.
The new water main replaces a main that has had the most frequent failures/breaks in past years. This new water main will greatly improve fire protection to the area.
· Teller 1 pavement in front of grocery store has completed a much needed major repair.
During Cripple Creek Clean-up Days, Oct 3-4, 240 Cubic Yards of Trash was collected.