Surface Improvement Project on Highway 67

June 20, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Work requires road closure – detour in place.

TELLER COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing a six-mile segment of State Highway (SH) 67 north of Cripple Creek next week.

On Monday, June 27, and Tuesday, June 28, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., SH 67 will be closed to through traffic between mile 58 (about three miles north of Cripple Creek) and mile 64.   Through traffic will detour via County Road 61 (Four Mile Road).   Drivers traveling eastbound on U.S. 24 also can use County Road 1, south from Florissant, to access Cripple Creek.

CDOT will be running a pilot car for residents who need access to their property from the closed segment of SH 67.  However, delays up to 15 minutes should be expected as part of the pilot car operation.

All work is weather-permitting.

On Wednesday, June 29, SH 67 will be open to all traffic but drivers are advised that sweepers may be operating on the highway during the day, cleaning any of the remaining small, loose rocks prevalent in chip seal resurfacing areas.

Chip sealing is a preventative maintenance operation, extending a highway’s effective surface life three to five years.

Motorists are reminded to please Slow for the Cone Zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone/advisory signs and flaggers.

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