CDOT Crews to Conduct Emergency Repairs on State Highway 14 West of Cameron Pass

July 26, 2011 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - JACKSON COUNTY — On Wednesday, August 3rd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin emergency slope repairs on State Highway (SH) 14 on the west side of Cameron Pass near the town of Gould.

The work will not require a full closure of SH 14, but rather there will be a single-lane alternating traffic for approximately 600 feet through the work zone.

“This last winter, Cameron Pass received 250 percent of its normal snowpack and the snow melt has deteriorated the slope to the point that permanent repairs are necessary,” said CDOT Project Engineer Scott Ellis.  “Our maintenance crews have been patching this area for the last several months. The permanent repairs will stabilize the slope and improve the condition of the roadway.”

Prior to August 3rd, crews will be installing construction signs and conducting other preparatory work without lane closures.  On August 3rd, crews will begin roadway work by paving the temporary alignment on SH 14. Once the temporary alignment is constructed, crews will begin the slope work.

Starting August 3rd, SH 14 will be placed in a one-lane configuration with alternating traffic for the majority of the project.  During work hours, typically 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, flaggers will be on site to direct motorists through the work zone.  When construction activities are not taking place, traffic will be directed through the work zone with traffic signals. The one-lane configuration will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Delays of 15-20 minutes should be expected throughout the project and alternate routes are strongly advised.  A suggested alternate route is through Laramie, Wyoming and then south to Walden on Highways WY-230 to CO-127 and CO-125.

In the work zone, the speed limit has been reduced to 35 MPH and commercial vehicles over 12-feet wide will not be permitted.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all signals, construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Fines will be doubled for most infractions that occur in the work zone.

Duckels Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the $2.5 million project, which will be complete by the end of October 2011.

For weekly lane closure information, visit . To receive email updates about project, visit and click on the cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner and click on “SH 14, Cameron Pass” listed under projects.