CDOT crews performing maintenance work on SH 82 in Aspen next week

July 21, 2015 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Paving on Independence Pass to follow.

PITKIN COUNTY/ASPEN — Beginning Monday, July 27, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will be rotomilling and paving several sections of SH 82 near the entrance to Aspen. The work will greatly improve the surface condition of this stretch of highway. The following is information about the work occurring and the delays that should be expected:


Monday, July 27: Crews will be milling and paving from Seventh St. to Garmisch St. (approximately a seven block section of highway) in the right lane eastbound or inbound into Aspen. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday at 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weather permitting.  The traffic configuration will be down to one lane heading in the eastbound direction. Westbound will remain open with two-lanes of traffic.

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29: An asphalt overlay will be conducted in the left lane westbound from the roundabout to the Aspen Airport Business Center. The left lane will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the right lane also known as the bus lane. Work will be performed each day from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weather permitting.


Monday, August 3-Thursday, August 6: Crews will be performing an asphalt overlay on Independence Pass at mile markers 54-56 near the Upper Narrows to Discovery Park.  Work on Independence Pass will start earlier in the day around 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting.  

“We understand Aspen is busy this time of year but it’s imperative that we take advantage of making repairs to the highway surface while we can,” said Don Poole, CDOT Senior Maintenance Supervisor.

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