CDOT Maintenance Resurfacing and Improving Section of US 160/550 between SH 3 and Farmington Hill

November 2, 2010 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Nighttime closures of SH 3 intersection Wed. and Thurs.; paving wraps up this week!

DURANGO – On Tuesday, October 5, the Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance division began a project to improve the roadway surface on US 160/550 south of Durango. The work zone includes the section of highway that lies between two recently completed projects (the concrete resurfacing project through Bodo and the Grandview 4th Lane project). The work zone is from milepost 85 (near the “high bridge” by WalMart) through mile post 88 (near the signal at Farmington Hill). CDOT Maintenance has contracted this project to Four Corners Materials for $1.98 million.

During the project, scheduled for completion by November 23, crews have milled the existing asphalt surface, are placing new asphalt, making bridge improvements (including expansion joint repairs at each end and installation of a waterproof membrane on the deck) and reconstructing curb and gutter. Paving is complete this week, with the night operations detailed below.


DAYTIME: Work hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; paving wraps up this week; crews will work on curb and gutter, signing and striping through November 23.

NIGHTTIME: For paving work, the intersection of SH 3 and US 160/550 will be fully closed beginning at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 3, until 6:00 AM Thursday morning; and again on November 4, Thursday evening, from 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM Friday morning. Please choose an alternate route for these two evening shifts. There is the possibility that crews will work Friday night from 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM for mainline paving operations—but no full closures will occur Friday night.

WEEKENDS: Crews may work this weekend, during daytime hours; however, a single, continuous travel lane will remain open in each direction.

For additional project information, please contact Marty Punchak at Four Corners Materials at (970) 749-5982.

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