Resurfacing Finished on Fremont Pass

June 28, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed the paving of State Highway 91 between Copper Mountain and Fremont Pass today.

The project began in August 2011, went on winter hiatus in early November, and resumed at the beginning of June.  CDOT paved three miles of SH 91last year, and completed the remaining nine miles over the last four weeks.  The shoulders also were widened between two and four feet along some narrow sections of roadway to enhance vehicle and bicycle safety, rehabilitated the bridge at the Interstate 70/State Highway 91 Interchange, and constructed two basins to collect sediment.

Remaining work includes about five miles of guardrail installation, new rumble strips, signing and striping.   Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.  Only short distance lane closures will be needed with delays up to ten minutes.

All work is scheduled for completion by August 2012.

The $3.7 million project is contracted to Elam Construction, Inc. of Grand Junction, Colo.

Traffic information about this or other CDOT projects is on the website or by calling 511.  To receive updates on state highway projects via e-mail, visit 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 SH 91- Copper Mtn to Leadville.