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Roadwork Begins March 27 on CO 82 Near Pitkin County Landfill

Westbound CO 82 (down valley) wall repair to span mile points 33-31.


PITKIN COUNTY—
On Monday, March 27, crews are schedule to start a wall repair project on Colorado Highway (CO) 82. This five-month retaining wall repair project will take place on westbound CO 82 (mile points 33-31), just east of the Pitkin County landfill.

Crews will start by excavating the project area, and begin replacing and repairing a section of retaining wall. Additional construction activities will include shotcrete, concrete coping, concrete stain and guardrail repair.

Traffic control will be in place from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Repair work is scheduled to be completed at the end of July.

Hamilton Construction was awarded the bid for this work in January.

"This project involves crews working in a constrained work space with limited site access," said Hamilton Construction project manager Jordan Marks. "We anticipate that the majority of the work will be conducted from the lane closure on CO 82 to keep our crews and motorists safe."

Traffic Impacts

  • From 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, westbound CO 82 will be reduced to one-lane with a reduced speed limit of 35 mph.
  • Weekend lane closures are possible for the duration of the project.
  • From 3-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, the right shoulder of westbound CO 82 will be closed, with a reduced speed limit of 40 mph.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Bicyclists and pedestrians are prohibited in the work zone, and should use the Rio Grande Trail for eastbound and westbound access to the Roaring Fork Valley and RFTA bus stops.

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