CDOT to Begin US 50 Resurfacing in Delta & Montrose Counties

May 21, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - DELTA/MONTROSE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Intermountain Slurry Seal will begin a project next Tuesday, May 29, to resurface two sections of US 50 in Delta and Montrose counties.

The work will involve a chip seal resurfacing over a total of 15.8 miles. A chip seal resurfacing is done as a preventative maintenance measure to extend the life of pavement that is in fairly good condition. The operation fills minor cracks and prevents oxidation of the asphalt, enabling it to maintain its flexibility.

The two work zones lie between milepoint (MP) 74 just south of Delta to MP 81 near Olathe; then east of Montrose at MP 94.2 east to MP 103. The work was contracted for $1.3 million.

TRAVEL IMPACTS – Through the project’s completion on June 13, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction from MP 74 to MP 81, and directed through the and directed through a single-lane work zone by flaggers from MP 94.2 to MP 103. Motorists should expect travel delays up to 10 minutes through the Montrose east work location. Work hours will be from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

CDOT and Tricon 2, LLC crews greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation while driving through the work zone. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

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