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Highway Construction Set to Move into High Gear

May 11, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning or completing work on 30 projects totaling $194.4 million throughout southeastern Colorado this construction season.

“We’ll have a variety of projects underway this summer, with a lot of bridge replacements taking place along with some large resurfacing jobs on I-25, Powers Boulevard [State Highway 21] and Highway 94,” said CDOT Regional Transportation Direction Tom Wrona.  “And it’s not just this summer.  Work will continue as we head into the fall and winter, including the start of our largest project – the widening of I-25 between Colorado Springs and Monument.”

The 2012 highway construction season includes:

Colorado Springs/Pueblo Area

I-25 between Colorado Springs & Monument

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours; Sunday through Thursday, night hours

Work: Reconstruction/Widening from two to three lanes in each direction

Duration: November through October 2014

Cost: $66 million ($10 million FASTER Safety funds)

 

I-25 between Little Fountain Creek & Fountain and between Academy Boulevard & U.S. 24

Days/Hours: Sunday through Thursday – day & night hours

Work: Paving/Bridge repairs

Duration: May through September

Cost: $10.8 million

 

I-25 south of Fountain

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work: Wildlife fence installation

Duration: Through June

Cost: $906,000

 

I-25 northbound – south of Fountain

Days/Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week (detour will be in place at each site)

Work: Bridge replacement at five locations

Duration: June through July

Cost: $5 million (Fully funded by FASTER)

 

State Highway 21 (Powers Boulevard) at Union Boulevard, Briargate Parkway & Pine Creek

Days/Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Work: Bridge construction

Duration: Through August

Cost: $11.2 million ($846,000 FASTER Safety funds)

 

State Highway 21 near Voyager Parkway

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Utility relocation & grading

Duration: June through September

Cost: $1 million

 

State Highway 21 between Milton E. Proby Parkway & Woodmen Road

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Work: Paving

Duration: Through November 2012

Cost: $14.3 million

 

U.S. 24 at Elbert Road

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work: Intersection improvements

Duration: through October 2012

Cost: $2.8 million (Fully funded by FASTER)

 

U.S. 24 west of Peyton

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (detour in place)

Work: Bridge replacement

Duration: Through August

Cost: $3.2 million (Fully funded by FASTER)

 

State Highway 94 between U.S. 24 & Ellicott

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Paving/Bridge deck repairs

Duration: May through September

Cost: $5.7 million ($250,000 FASTER Safety funding)

 

State Highway 115 at Fort Carson Gate 5

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work: Intersection reconstruction/Widening on SH 115

Duration: Through December 2012

Cost: $3.6 million

 

State Highway 115 – Fort Carson Gate 5 North

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; some weekends

Work: Widening/Paving/Bridge Deck Repairs

Duration: May through December

Cost: $5 million ($4.7 million FASTER Safety funding)

 

State Highway 115 at Fort Carson Gate 6

Days/Hours: Monday through Saturday, day hours

Work: Intersection reconstruction/Widening on SH 115

Duration: Through December 2012

Cost: $6 million

 

State Highway 16 at Syracuse Street; State Highway 21 at Fountain Mesa Road & Fountain Boulevard (all in Fountain); State Highway 105 at restaurant lots (Monument)

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work: Signal replacement

Duration: September through December

Cost: $900,000 (Fully funded by FASTER Safety)

 

State Highway 67 between Cripple Creek & Victor

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Temporary bridge installation

Duration: September through December 2012

Cost: $0 CDOT – funded by the Cripple Creek & Victor Mining Company

 

I-25 at U.S. 50/State Highway 47

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours; Sunday through Thursday, night hours

Work: Slab replacement on ramps and I-25

Duration: June through October

Cost: $3.9 million ($2.6 million FASTER Safety funding)

 

U.S. 50 between Baltimore Avenue and Wills Boulevard

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours; Sunday through Thursday, night hours

Work: Turn & acceleration/deceleration lane construction; Resurfacing)

Duration: August through October

Cost: $3.9 million ($1 million funded by FASTER Safety)

 

State Highway 120 east of Florence (Portland)

Days/Hours: 24 hours a day/seven days a week (traffic signal alternating traffic)

Work: Bridge replacement

Duration: June through spring 2013

Cost: $5.3 million (Fully funded by FASTER Bridge)

 

State Highway 69 south of Westcliffe

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Shoulder widening/Bridge replacement

Duration: May through July 2013

Cost: $3.5 million (Fully funded by FASTER Safety)

 

Walsenburg/Trinidad Area

State Highway 12 between La Veta & Weston

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work: Bridge replacement (two structures)

Duration: Through October 2012

Cost: $2.5 million (Fully funded by FASTER Bridge)

 

State Highway 12 between Trinidad & Weston

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Safety improvements

Duration: Through May 2012

Cost: $2.2 million (Fully funded by FASTER Safety)

 

Greater Arkansas Valley Area

U.S. 50 between Manzanola & Rocky Ford

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Road reconstruction through Manzanola, including new curbs & gutters/Paving/Bridge & ditch repairs

Duration: Through August 2012

Cost: $5.1 million

 

U.S. 50 west of Rocky Ford

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Median barrier improvements

Duration: May through September

Cost: $612,000

 

U.S. 50 La Junta west

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Drainage improvements

Duration: August through November

Cost: $1.4 million

 

State Highway 71 & 266, north of Rocky Ford

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours; some weekends

Work: Bridge replacement

Duration: June through December

Cost: $5.8 million (Fully funded by FASTER Bridge)

 

U.S. 350 southwest of La Junta

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday,

Work: Paving and road reconstruction in La Junta

Duration: Through June

Cost: $3.3 million

 

U.S. 50 between Hasty & McClave Junction (State Highway 196)

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Passing and auxiliary lane construction

Duration: June through November

Cost: $9.4 million ($1.3 million funded by FASTER Safety)

 

State Highway 101 south of Las Animas

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Bridge replacement

Duration: Through October

Cost: $4.5 million (Fully funded by FASTER Bridge)

 

U.S. 160 east & west of Pritchett

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Bridge replacement (three structures)

Duration: June through November

Cost: $3.6 million (Fully funded by FASTER Bridge)

 

Various locations throughout Region Two (southeastern Colorado)

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, day hours

Work: Guardrail installation/Replacement

Duration: May through September

Cost: $1.9 million ($1.6 million funded by FASTER Safety)

 

PLEASE NOTE: All projects listed above are weather permitting.  Traffic delays or slowing should be anticipated through most work zones due to lower posted speed limits and necessary traffic control measures.  The listed duration also is approximate since other factors can extend, delay or interrupt projects.  In addition, work or projects that are short-term or that do not significantly impact traffic flow are not listed.

FASTER – Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery – is fully or partially funding 19 projects in southeastern Colorado this year.  Monies collected by the FASTER Safety Fund are used for construction, reconstruction, or maintenance projects that the Transportation Commission, or a county or municipality determine are needed to enhance the safety of a state highway, county road, or city street.  FASTER also established a Statewide Bridge Enterprise, funding the maintenance and repair of Colorado’s most urgent structurally-deficient and functionally-obsolete bridges.  Additional information is accessible at: www.coloradodot.info/projects/faster.

“A substantial amount of work will be underway on the interstate and on other state highways this summer,” added Wrona. “We do all we can to minimize delays, such as working at night and during off-peak travel hours, but we’re still reminding motorists they need to plan ahead and anticipate some traffic slowing or delays due to construction in the short-term.  In the long-term, we’re making the state highway system safer and more efficient.”

CDOT’s statewide road construction information is available by checking www.coloradodot.info and www.cotrip.org or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southeast Colorado.

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