Highway 119 Resurfacing Set to Start near Black Hawk

July 19, 2011 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GILPIN COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins rotomilling and paving State Highway 119 through North Clear Creek Canyon on Monday, July 25.

CDOT is paving 5 ½ miles of SH 119, starting two miles south of Black Hawk and continuing south to the U.S. 6 junction.  Drivers can expect a traffic stop up to 10 minutes as flaggers alternate northbound and southbound traffic from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A reduced speed limit of 30 mph will be in effect through the work zone.

Paving is scheduled to be completed by Friday, September 2.

“We’re resurfacing the highway with two inches of asphalt, which will give the traveling public a smoother road surface that’ll last at least 10 years,” says CDOT Project Engineer Kevin Brown.  “It’s also enhancing safety since the new striping will improve visibility along this busy stretch of 119.  In addition, the centerline rumble strips we’re placing into the new road surface can alert drivers that they’ve left their travel lane, which can help reduce head-on and side-swipe crashes.”

Traffic along this segment of SH 119 averages almost 15,000 vehicles daily.

The paving is part of a $15.7 million project widening ½ mile of SH 119 from two to four lanes, just south of Black Hawk.  It also includes adding new turn lanes to SH 119 at the Douglas Mountain Drive intersection, just north of U.S. 6.

Project completion is scheduled for summer 2012.

Traffic information about this or other CDOT projects is on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511.  To receive information via e-mail, please visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  Highways, geographic areas of the state, other items of interest, and Projects, including SH 119 Main Street South, can be selected.