CDOT Critical Culvert Repair on US 40, SH 13

October 4, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MOFFAT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has a second project underway to replace critical culverts under several highways in its northwest region. Work is underway through November 19, 2010, to replace steel pipe structures on US 40 west of Elk Springs and on SH 13 just north of Craig. Tricon 2, LLC, of Castle Rock was awarded this project for $684,000.

The work involves the replacement of two deteriorated culverts under the highways (US 40 at mile point 32.38 and SH 13 at MP 90.94). Crews are removing existing culverts and replacing them with improved structures. On US 40, the culvert is being replaced with a 72-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe; and on SH 13, the structure is being replaced with a 10-foot-wide by 5-foot-wide concrete box culvert.

The work also includes constructing wingwalls (guiding drainage at each end), shoring, excavation and backfill, and storm water management,

TRAVEL IMPACTS – Motorists in these areas can expect some single-lane, alternating traffic with minimal delays, primarily Monday through Friday. Thank you for going “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

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