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All work has been completed on Skyline Drive and it is now open for use.
The final Railroad crossing on Myrtle was paved today (6/21). As of 3:00pm this afternoon, all 3 railroad crossings are open to traffic.
4th Street Viaduct/Bridge will be open to vehicles only on June 22 & 23 for the Whitewater Festival. Be advised it will not be open nor is it safe for pedestrians. It is still an active construction site and work zone. The road surface will be rough. Trucks will be prohibited and the speed will be reduced to 15 mph.
Fireworks Display Postponed
The fireworks display scheduled for the Fourth of July have been postponed due to the Stage 2 fire restrictions and drought conditions in our area. There will still be a "4th in the Park" celebration at Margaret Park (Fifth Street and Burrage Avenue) from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the community and will include live music and free watermelon.
Please review the flyer below for what is restricted under Stage 2. Fireworks are included in the restrictions due to their potential to cause a fire in dry conditions. Due to this concern, the Canon City Police Department will be conducting a stricter enforcement this year, especially in regards to illegal fireworks.
Illegal fireworks: Fireworks that are always illegal to use in Colorado (except for public and professional displays) are: firecrackers, rockets (including bottle rockets), roman candles, cherry bombs, mortars and similar items, such as M-80s.
Please review the information on the state law regarding The Sale and Use of Fireworks in Colorado. https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/14-11_update_2003_fireworks_lawsib.pdf