CDOT, City & School District Install New Traffic Signal at US 285 and 10th Street

July 1, 2011 - ALAMOSA - Through the collaborative efforts of the Alamosa School District RE-11J, the City of Alamosa and the Colorado Department of Transportation, construction for the new traffic signal at US Highway 285 and 10th Street is underway.

The project involves installing a new traffic signal, turn lanes, new concrete curb and gutter and sidewalks at the intersection. Construction is scheduled for completion by mid-August.

The intersection improvement project will cost approximately $672,000 to complete. The work is being funded by the School District through the voter approved bond issuance; with funds received from the BEST program, established by the Colorado Department of Education; and the City of Alamosa.

“The traffic signal will accommodate the new Alamosa Elementary School, which will replace Polston, Boyd and Evans Elementary schools and enroll approximately 1,000 children,” according to Alan Freidhof, Alamosa School Owner’s representative.

In addition to providing access from US 285 onto 10th Street for the school, the new signalized intersection will provide better access across 10th Street and from 10th Street to US 285 and enhancing mobility in this part of Alamosa. The Alamosa School District would like to thank the adjacent property owner’s for their cooperation and patience.

The School District has hired local area contractors to complete the work. Asphalt Constructors, Inc. (ACI) is performing the construction and Davis Engineering is responsible for the daily inspections and materials testing (both firms have offices in Alamosa).

SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE! The contractor is making every effort to maintain two-way traffic in both directions as much as possible, but motorists should expect some delays through this intersection during construction (through mid-August).

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