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CDOT Crews to Stripe State Highway 82 Through Independence Pass

July 22, 2011 - UPCOMING STRIPING PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Clarification: The striping project will not occur in the city of Aspen. All striping will take place east of the city from mile marker (MM) 58 to MM 73 on July 25 and July 26 and from MM 42 to MM 58 on August 2.

ASPEN — From July 25 to July 26, and again on August 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will stripe the two lane section of State Highway (SH) 82 through Aspen, Independence Pass, and the Twin Lakes area.

Beginning July 25 and ending July 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, crews will stripe a 15 mile stretch of SH 82 southeast of Aspen near the Twin Lakes area northwest of Country Road (CR) 82. Work will begin in a southbound direction and will finish in a northbound direction. For their safety, motorists are should be prepared for slowing in the area during work hours on both days.

On August 2, crews will continue to stripe SH 82 for a 16 mile stretch near Aspen and Independence Pass that is west of CR 23, Lincoln Creek Road. Because the area of the two lane highway is narrow and visibility is limited, traffic will be periodically stopped between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to protect the safety of motorists and crew members. Motorists should expect delays of up to an hour throughout the striping process

Traffic Impacts: Slowing on SH 82 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both July 25 and July 26. One hour stoppage delays are expected on SH 82 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 2.

CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

To receive updates about road conditions in the area, visit www.coloradodot.info/ and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.

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