Work Underway on State Highway 93 Safety Improvements Project South of Boulder

July 26, 2013 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Night work to begin this Sunday.

BOULDER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun work on a safety improvements project on State Highway (SH) 93 south of Boulder. Crews will add six foot shoulders to SH 93 and will also build a pedestrian underpass north of the Community Ditch Trail underneath the highway.

“This area is frequently used by motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and even equestrians,” said Project Engineer Rick Wenzel. “In order to keep everyone safe, and to create extra distance between motorists and other traveling parties, we will be adding shoulders and the underpass to reduce the potential for collisions along this corridor.”

Work will take place on the project on SH 93 between SH 170 (El Dorado Springs Road) and SH 128 south of Boulder. Asphalt roadway surfaces will be replaced throughout the project in addition to the safety improvements, which will create a smoother highway surface for all who travel on SH 93.

Travelers can expect to see work taking place on the project Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Starting this coming Sunday, July 28, and lasting until the morning of Wednesday, July 31 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. each morning, crews will be performing night work in both directions of the highway at mile marker 13 just south of SH 170. During the night work, the highway will be reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic, which will be directed by flaggers and State Patrol officers. Delays of 10 minutes can be expected throughout the duration of the project, and the speed limit will be reduced through the area. Motorists are urged to drive Slow for the Cone Zone!

Hamon Contractors is the contractor for this $4.6 million project. The city of Boulder contributed $1.1 million for the project, and the remaining balance will be split between CDOT and Boulder County. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2014.

The public can learn more about the project by visiting its website at, or by contacting Andy Brumenschenkel, the project information officer, at either 720-315-5806 or [email protected].

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