The Engineering Department is responsible for providing safe and adequate public facilities. The department provides the following services:
- Manages the construction of public infrastructure and Capital Investment Projects,
- Maintains drainage ways and structures,
- Monitors traffic flows and coordinates traffic counts throughout town,
- Maintains Avon's Heat Recovery System,
- Monitors water rights as they relate to existing and future development; and
- Provides technical support services to other departments.
2018 Town Construction Projects
The Town has several Capital projects that should interest residents and guests. They include:
- The Town has started a redesign of Beaver Creek Blvd from Beaver Liquors to Lake Street with construction scheduled in 2018. The redesign will change the current vehicle focus design to one that includes all modes of transportation such as bicyclists, pedestrians, automobiles and transit users.
- In 2016, the Town of Avon acquired the Mountain Vista Office Building located at 140 West Beaver Creek Blvd. The building will become New Town Hall in 2018 and it is expected to house the Town administrative offices, municipal court, and Council Chambers, in addition to having meeting rooms and community spaces. The interior finish on the building is expected to cost $4.4 million.
- Nottingham Park will receive $350,000 in grant money to update the playground and improve pedestrian and bike access. The improvements for this grant-funded project will include new creek play areas, a nature play obstacle course, and new playground equipment. In addition to the construction of a new playground, the project will address the bike path and lighting, landscape and irrigation, and educational riparian loop, additional seating and two new shelters. There will be a grand opening in June, 2018.
- Solar panels will be installed on the south side of the Avon Mobility Center on Swift Gulch Road during spring of 2018. The 162 kWh system will generate an estimated 250,000 kWh hours of energy per year.
- All 13 cul-de-sacs in the Wildridge neighborhood will be resurfaced during the Summer of 2018.