CDOT Repairs Shoulder Erosion on SH 139 Douglas Pass Next Week

December 14, 2011 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair two sections of damage to the shoulder on SH 139 on Douglas Pass.

The shoulder erosion is in the northbound lane near mile marker 35 (35 miles north of I-70). The work, contracted to GSI (Geotechnical Services, Inc.) for $73,340, will involve drilling and placing stabilization rods into the hillside immediately below the roadway. Then, a sand/concrete/water mixture (called “shotcrete”) will be applied to the stabilized area to rebuild the shoulder.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Weather permitting, the project is expected to take only three to five days. Crews will begin work on Monday, December 19, and complete the repairs on Friday, December 23.

Motorists will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic and minor delays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week.

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