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Posted on: September 15, 2023

City Successfully Completes "Maintain Main" Resurfacing Project Ahead of Schedule

City Successfully Completes "Maintain Main" Resurfacing Project Ahead of Schedule

Just in Time for the Weekend and Ruggerfest


ASPEN, CO — In a successful push to minimize impacts on the community and enhance the City of Aspen's infrastructure, the city is pleased to announce the early completion of the "Maintain Main" resurfacing project. Initially slated for September 22nd, the crucial improvements to Main Street have concluded ahead of schedule, just in time for the weekend and the remaining festivities of Ruggerfest.


Celebrating Efficiency and Community Involvement

The City of Aspen and its dedicated teams worked tirelessly to streamline operations and ensure the project's swift completion. "This wasn't just an achievement for the city; it was a collective win for the entire Aspen community," said Trish Aragon, City Engineer. "The expedited completion of the 'Maintain Main' initiative was truly a result of residents coming together to reduce vehicles on the road. Many chose alternative modes of transportation like walking, biking, and taking public transit, substantially lessening traffic impact and enabling us to finish ahead of schedule."


This communal effort not only made for a smoother operational process but also played a crucial role in the project's early completion. The significantly lesser impact on traffic and the efficient flow of the project serves as a testament to what can be achieved when a community unites for a common goal.


Impact on Ruggerfest

By finishing ahead of schedule, the city ensures that Ruggerfest, one of Aspen's iconic sporting events, can proceed with minimal disruptions. Attendees and participants can now expect smoother roads and enhanced safety measures.


Traffic and Parking Resumption Effective Tomorrow

All detours will be lifted, and regular traffic patterns will resume tonight. Parking restrictions have also been lifted, effective tomorrow, and all parking zones will return to their original state.


Acknowledgment and Future Outlook

We extend our deepest appreciation to the community for their patience and understanding during this essential project. Your cooperation has been invaluable and is one of the key factors that contributed to the project's early completion. However, it's important to note that regular maintenance of this sort will be required until a sustainable funding source can be secured to improve our aging infrastructure.


Stay Informed

Residents are encouraged to stay informed about future projects and infrastructure needs by following the City of Aspen on social media and visiting the city's website.



For more information, please contact:

William Porter, Communications Director

Phone: 720.281.2060


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