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US 385 Resurfacing Project in Kit Carson County Begins Today

May 14, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Project will increase the lifespan of the highway.

KIT CARSON COUNTY — Beginning today, Tuesday, May 14, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working on a resurfacing project on US 385 south of Yuma County from mile marker (MM) 194.8 to MM 207.6, north of Burlington to the Yuma County line.

“This project will not only create a smoother drive for motorists, but will help increase the life of the highway,” said Project Engineer Roger Lau. “Although there will be delays through the area for a couple of months, the end result will be a much better roadway surface for motorists.”

During work, crews will recycle the existing asphalt road base and will use it to create the new surface. The process will help keep costs down and will also be more environmentally friendly. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers through the work zone, which will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic.

Crews will be working on the project Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Some Saturday work is possible, but will be announced at a later date. Oversize trucking restrictions will be in place during working hours with limited widths of 12 feet. Throughout the project, delays of 10 to 15 minutes will be possible. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!

The project, contracted to Simon Contractors for $7.4 million, is expected to last until August 2013.

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