Emergency Repair Work to Begin on CO 6 at Pawnee Ditch, South of Merino

MERINO–Starting Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin work on the Colorado Highway (CO) 6 Emergency Repairs project, on CO 6 between mile points 390 and 391, south of Merino.

The project consists of the removal of existing drainage pipe and asphalt, box culvert installation and asphalt paving. This work is being performed due to the failure of the existing culvert pipe underneath the roadway.

Working hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work.  Motorists can expect lane closures and lane shifts throughout the duration of the project.

Drivers should be prepared for delays within the work zone due to single lanes, shoulder closures and traffic shifts with a speed reduction of 35 mph within the work zone. Detours will be posted when applicable.

Anticipated completion for this project is December 2016.

The prime contractor for the $431,833 project is Zak Dirt, Inc.

All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change. Lane closures will continue to be communicated through weekly alerts using CDOT’s email and text alert service, as well as to local media.

For further information, or to sign up for alerts, please contact our public information line at 303-219-7474, or email the project team at [email protected].