Highway 40/287 Project Resumes

March 2, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - LINCOLN COUNTY – After a winter hiatus, work is starting again on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) U.S. 40/287 reconstruction project near Hugo.

The project is rebuilding a ten-mile segment with concrete, beginning about three miles east of Hugo and continuing east to mile 414.  Construction also includes wider shoulders, new box culverts and bridge rails, drainage improvements, embankment work, and seeding.

Project hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional work on Saturdays, as necessary.  Flaggers are alternating traffic at one or two locations, with stops up to 10 minutes.  During work hours, a 40 mph speed limit is in effect.

Beginning in mid-April, concrete paving is scheduled to begin, requiring pilot cars to alternate one lane of traffic through a five-and-a-half mile work zone.  This operation will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with delays up to 25 minutes. CDOT will send out an advisory shortly before this phase begins.

A four mile section, at the west end of the project, was reconstructed in 2010.

The $10 million project is scheduled for completion in July 2011.

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