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Cripple Creek, Victor and Woodland Park Begin Major Road Improvements on Colorado Highway 67

June 14, 2017 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a resurfacing and overlay highway improvement project on CO 67 between Cripple Creek and Divide and between Woodland Park and Westcreek.

Motorists will begin to see construction activities the week of June 19. This resurfacing project consists of paving, guardrail installation, bridge work, signing, and striping at two work sites. The contractor for the $10.4 million project is Martin Marietta Materials and the project is anticipated to be complete by late fall 2017.

  • Site A is from Cripple Creek to Divide beginning at milepost 52.3 and ending at milepost 69.6. This involves 18 miles of a recycling process known as cold in-place where the milled asphalt is applied back to the roadway and then overlaid with 1.5 inches of asphalt. One-lane road closures will occur around the construction area with a pilot car system in place to assist with traffic flow.

  • Site B is from Woodland Park to Westcreek. Thirteen miles of paving begins at milepost 77.5 and will head north to Westcreek at milepost 91.7. One-lane road closures will occur around the construction area with a pilot car system in place to assist with traffic flow.

“We understand that the project will impact visitors, residents, numerous businesses, and community interests,” said CDOT Project Engineer Randy Johnson. “Our goal is to work in conjunction with the surrounding communities to deliver a quality construction project, with minimal impacts.”

A unique feature of this project is the use of the cold in-place recycling (CIPR) method. It restores and reuses the existing material reducing the amount of outside material hauled to the site, and as its name implies, cold in-place requires minimal heating resulting in a decrease in the amount of energy required for the final product. This results in significant cost savings and minimal amount of traffic disruption to motorists.

In preparation for the summer tourism season and to minimize impacts to both residents and visitors the CDOT is adopting a shortened, Monday through Thursday work schedule on the stretch between Cripple Creek and Divide. “We structured this project with a three-day weekend to minimize any weekend impacts,” said Dan Hunt, CDOT Resident Engineer.  

Drivers seeking an alternative scenic route can use the Gold Belt Scenic Byways Route (www.GoldBeltByway.com).  The Gold Belt Scenic Byway is a national scenic byway running through Colorado’s historic gold country. This byway consists of over 131 miles and many routes featuring famous roads such as Phantom Canyon Road, Shelf Road, High Park Road and Teller County Road 1.

Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday at Site A (Cripple Creek to Divide) with no weekend work scheduled. Site B hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be intermittent lane closures and short delays.

Project website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-67-overlay

Project hotline: 719-358-2444

Sign up for project updates by emailing: [email protected]  

 

  

PROJECT INFORMATION: A $10.4 million roadway overlay on Colorado Highway 67 between Divide to Cripple Creek and Woodland Park to Westcreek. The project is a resurfacing project and consists of paving, guardrail installation, bridge work, signing, and striping at two work sites. Estimated completion is planned for late 2017.

 

For updated project information, visit https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-67-overlay or call 719-358-2444. To be added to the database for receiving construction updates, send an email to: [email protected]

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