Repairs to Continue on Cameron Pass Until Early 2012

December 1, 2011 - Northwestern and Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Regions 3 and 4 - Roadway will be open but reduced to one lane

Emergency slope repairs that have been underway since August on State Highway (SH) 14 on the west side of Cameron Pass near the town of Gould will continue until early 2012. The work does not require a full closure of SH 14, but there will be single-lane alternating traffic through the work zone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Due to heavy snow and strong winds in the area, as well as the arrival of supplies that did not meet project specifications and had to be reordered, crews have been delayed but work will continue to move forward as weather allows. Emergency repairs were required along the 600 foot stretch due to excessively large snowpack last year that deteriorated the slope to the point that permanent repairs became necessary. The repairs will stabilize the slope by replacing the existing earth with dense blocks that will hold the hillside in place. The condition of the roadway will also be improved with repaving.

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

The speed limit has been reduced to 35 MPH through the work zone and commercial vehicles more than 12 feet wide will not be permitted. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive 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 this $2.5 million project, which will be completed in early 2012. Questions about the project can be directed to Stacy Spector at 970-723-3756.

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