Culvert Project Underway in Eagle, Routt Counties

July 26, 2013 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project will improve drainage on State Highway 131.

EAGLE/ROUTT COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is underway on a drainage and culvert improvement project on State Highway (SH) 131, which will span from mile post (MP) 3 in Eagle County to MP 37.7 in Routt County. Altogether, seven culverts will be repaired or replaced.

“The new culverts will greatly help improve drainage on the highway and throughout the surrounding area,” said Project Engineer John Kronholm. “Altogether, we will improve two culverts in Eagle County, at MP 3 and MP 5, and five in Routt County between MP 36.42 and MP 37.70.”

Work will typically take place on the project Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The highway will be reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic, which will be directed by flaggers. The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone to 35 MPH until further notice. Motorists are urged to allow an extra 10 minutes of travel time, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!

The project, which began in July 2013, is contracted to Johnson Construction, Inc. for $1 million, and is scheduled for completion in September 2013.

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