Resurfacing Project Begins Today on US 40 Between Byers and Deer Trail

September 3, 2013 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Today, September 3, 2013, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project on US 40 between Byers and Deer Trail.

The project will pave approximately 15 miles of US 40 in asphalt, rehabilitate five bridge decks and add new bridge rail and guardrail on all bridges.

“This segment of US 40 is experiencing rutting and cracking and is currently in poor condition,” said CDOT Project Engineer Brian Kelly. “While our maintenance crews have been patching it over the years, the highway is at a point where full depth paving is required. This project will not only create a smoother driving surface, but it will improve safety on the bridges.”

To complete the work, there will be one-lane alternating traffic with temporary signals on US 40, 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the end of November 2013. Delays up to 10 minutes are possible. Motorists can take I-70 as an alternate route to avoid the delays. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

Structures, Inc. is the contractor for this $2.9 million project that will be complete by the end of November 2013. The project will improve the driving surface of US 40, reducing wear and tear on vehicles and lowering vehicle maintenance costs.

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