Improvement Project begins on Highway 94

June 4, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - EL PASO COUNTY – Work is underway to upgrade the road surface and bridges on the 17-mile segment of State Highway 94 between U.S. 24 and Ellicott.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project includes rotomilling, asphalt paving, new guardrails and signs.   Two bridges also will have the surface decks rehabilitated.

Drivers should anticipate delays up to 15 minutes as flaggers alternate eastbound and westbound traffic through the work zone from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  However, traffic stops will not be taking place during the morning and evening rush hours in the vicinity of Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base.  A reduced 40 mph also is in effect through the project area.

“Pavement on this segment of Highway 94 is rated in poor condition, with a minimal service life remaining due to the amount of cracking we’re seeing in the current road surface,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Dave Watt.  “Other than some maintenance paving that’s occurred, it’s been at least 16 years since the highway’s had a full-scale resurfacing.”

The $5.7 million project, contracted to Rocky Mountain Materials of Colorado Springs, is scheduled for completion in October 2012.

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