Wilkerson Pass Paving Project Begins

July 18, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PARK COUNTY — Road Improvements are underway on an 11 mile segment of U.S. 24 in the Wilkerson Pass area.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project consists of milling off the old pavement and replacing it with new asphalt and chip seal from just west of Lake George (mile 264.3) to the west end of 9,507 foot Wilkerson Pass (mile 253.6).  New guardrails and rumble strips also will be placed along the shoulders.

Flaggers are alternating eastbound and westbound traffic through a one-mile long work zone between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Delays up to 20 minutes should be expected.  The speed limit is reduced to 40 mph during work hours.

Chip seal operations are expected to begin in August, with a pilot car alternating traffic through the work zone.

CDOT is combining asphalt and chip seal to maximize the surface improvements.  The highway will be paved with asphalt to repair the roadway’s foundation.  Then it will be chip sealed, improving the smoothness and extending the drivable life of the highway.

A & S Construction Co. of Caňon City, CO is the contractor for the $2.7 million project.  It is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

Additional information is available by calling the project hotline at (719) 966-0888.

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