Work to begin on US 40, Berthoud Pass

May 13, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Road surface replacement results in smoother ride.

CLEAR CREEK/GRAND COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work on US 40 at Berthoud Pass on May 18 to replace roadway, curb and gutters and guardrail along the scenic route.  

Work next week will be low impact with the project team mobilizing equipment and project offices.  The following week will kick off guardrail work and sand mitigation.  Rotomilling and asphalt paving operations are not scheduled to begin until after the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The project team is slated to begin work on the Winter Park side of the project near Mary Jane ski area.

The project scope includes 11.4 miles from mile marker 233 to mile marker 244.3. All work on the project must be completed by Sept. 25, 2015. A&S Construction of Canon City is the prime contractor on this $5.6 million highway improvement project.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:  Travelers may expect delays on US 40 during roadway improvements. Flaggers will direct travelers through the single-lane closures. Construction work hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. No night or weekend work is planned. Speeds will be reduced to 35 mph through the project and width restrictions of 12 feet will be in place during working hours.

Motorists need to be aware of possible traffic stops along inclines. Bicyclists and hikers must obey traffic signs and flaggers. To be added to the project update list, please email [email protected] or call the project hotline at 970-557-4353.

For information about other CDOT projects, the public may log on to CDOT’S traveler information web site at, or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!