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Repaving of US Highway 285 in Antonito Scheduled for Next Week

June 19, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ANTONITO, CO – Concrete Works of Colorado, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), will begin resurfacing US Highway 285 in the town of Antonito starting next week.

The asphalt on the east side of the highway has been removed to prepare for the new concrete pavement between 2nd and 8th avenues. US Highway 285 will have brief, intermittent, one-lane closures while the paving operation is underway, otherwise there will be two lanes open. Parking lanes and sidewalks in this area will be closed.  

Further down on US Highway 285 between 9th and 11th avenues, a 60-inch conduit is being installed to improve storm water drainage, which is part of the $7.8 million concrete reconstruction project. Drainage improvements have already been completed on County Road G and the west side of US Highway 285.

PROJECT SCHEDULE & IMPACTS – A 10-foot width restriction will remain in effect 24/7 until the project’s completion in mid-October. Work hours are expected to be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some weekend work possible.

Impacts are as follows for the week of June 22: 

  • US 285 will have brief, intermittent, one-lane closures while paving operations are underway, otherwise there will be two-lanes open

  • The east side of US Highway 285 will be closed from 2nd to 8th Ave with intersections open at 5th and 8th for business access 

  • 10-foot width restrictions are in place 24/7 until the end of the project in mid-October

HOW TO GET PROJECT INFORMATION

The best way to stay up-to-date on project progress and impacts is to sign up for email updates. Please contact us at [email protected] to be included on the update list (title your email “Antonito Improvements”), or call the project hotline at 970-946-2834 and provide your email address. You can also visit CDOT’s website and see the lane closure reports at: www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.

*This state-local partnership project will receive funding from RAMP, Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships towards the approximately $2.7 million in drainage improvements. RAMP is better coordinating project expenditures and available funding. Under the RAMP program, CDOT will fund multi-year and partnership projects based on year of expenditure, rather than saving for the full amount of a project before construction begins. For more information, including a list of RAMP project requests, please see our website: http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/RAMP

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