CDOT to Begin Major Resurfacing Project on US 40 Over Muddy Pass

June 20, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND/JACKSON COUNTIES – This Wednesday, June 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A & S Construction will begin a project to resurface US 40 over Muddy Pass, between MP 165 and 179 (east and west of SH 14). The work was contracted to A & S Construction for $4.2 million.

Work involves recycling and replacement of the top two inches of asphalt, followed by a two-inch overlay of new asphalt. The asphalt recycling process reduces reflective cracking up into the top layer of asphalt, thereby extending the life of this new surface. This project also includes guardrail adjustment and new striping on US 40 in Grand County. The work is scheduled for completion this September.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Working hours will be from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. There will be single-lane, alternating traffic through the work zone and motorists can anticipate delays of about 15 minutes, depending upon summer traffic volumes.  No weekend work is anticipated at this point. Crews thank motorists for driving alert and going “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

For more information contact Bill Flowers, A & S Construction, toll-free at (800) 380-9739. In case of an emergency call our main office at (719) 275-4555.

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