CDOT Maintenance Crews to Begin Paving Project on State Highway 71 Next Week

June 21, 2011 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - BRUSH— On Monday, June 27th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a surface treatment project on State Highway (SH) 71 also known as Colorado Avenue in Brush.

The project will rotomill and pave a half a mile of SH 71 in asphalt between US 34 (Edison Street) and Mill Street.

“This small paving project will eliminate the ruts along SH 71 and improve the driving condition for motorists,” said CDOT Maintenance Supervisor Wes Templeton.  “There will be minor impacts to traffic for about two weeks, but we will not have any lane closures during the 4th of July holiday weekend.”

Crews will begin the project by rotomilling SH 71 from June 27th through June 30th.  This work will require a single lane closure in each direction of SH 71 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Work and lane closures will then be suspended until Tuesday, July 5th, at which time; crews will pave SH 71 in asphalt.  During paving operations, SH 71 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Delays are expected throughout the project and alternate routes are advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

The rotomilling and asphalt paving will be complete by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 7th.