Bike Path Construction on Vail Pass to Begin Next Tuesday

August 30, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - EAGLE/SUMMIT COUNTIES — Beginning Tuesday, September 4, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin the resurfacing of the Vail Pass recreation path from Bighorn Road in east Vail to the top of Vail Pass. Work on the path is expected to finish in early October of this year.

As part of the resurfacing and reconstruction, crews will replace a few damaged culverts throughout the path to help improve drainage, and will pave, shoulder, and stripe the path to create a smoother surface for cyclists. Additionally, permanent mileage marker and improved safety signage will be installed throughout the project. The path was originally built by in the 1970s and is popular with local residents and tourists for cycling and walking through the summer and fall months.

Work on the project will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will reopen Fridays through Sundays. From Monday, September 10 through Thursday, September 27, the path will be completely closed to through traffic and flaggers will be present to stop and direct cyclists from entering the work zone. During the months of September and October, there will be intermittent lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 when crews are working close to the interstate. Motorists are reminded to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

Columbine Hills Concrete, Inc. is the contractor for the $875,000 project.

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