Highway Resurfacing & Safety Improvements Begin Next Week on SH 91 North of Leadville

July 22, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - LAKE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project on July 27 to improve State Highway 91 north of Leadville from milepost 0 continuing to milepost 12.

The project involves milling off the top two inches of asphalt (to help prevent reflective cracking up into the new asphalt surface) followed by an overlay of 3.5 inches of new asphalt. Work will also include center-line rumble-strip placement (to deter vehicles from crossing the center line) and guardrail and drainage improvements.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Through the project’s completion in late September, motorists will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic during daytime work hours:  6 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 6 AM to noon on Fridays (the work day may shorten with the season). There is no holiday or weekend work anticipated at this time.

The speed limit will be reduced to of 35 mph through work zones.  Motorists should allow for travel delays up to 10 minutes during this phase of the project, depending upon traffic volumes. All business and residence access will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered.

The project was contracted to APC Southern Construction Company for $4.2 million. CDOT and APC greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation; thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS?  Contact Judy Lopez at APC’s project information hotline at 719-849-0946 or by e-mail at [email protected] . For information about other CDOT projects, log on to www.cotrip.org or call 511 from anywhere in the state (choose the green phone icon to sign up for FREE e-mail or text alerts on highway impacts and closures in your area.)