US 34 Chip Seal Project to Begin in June

May 26, 2011 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - AKRON— The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is scheduled to begin a pavement preservation project on US 34 through Akron on Monday, June 13th.

The project will chip seal approximately nine miles of US 34 between milepost 195 in Akron to milepost 204.9 near Platner.

Pavement preservation is very similar to the maintenance you conduct on a vehicle.  Oil changes and tune ups help prevent larger problems from occurring so your vehicle lasts longer.  Chip seals and other similar treatments prevent cracks from forming so that water can’t leak into the pavement and deteriorate the base and the pavement.  Once the base of a roadway is compromised, the roadway deteriorates much quicker and complete reconstruction, which is much more costly than pavement preservation, is usually necessary to bring the roadway back up to good condition.

To complete the work, there will be single-lane alternating traffic with a pilot car from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The project is expected to take approximately 10 working days to complete, weather permitting.

CDOT will issue information the week of June 6th confirming the start date of this project.