CDOT Completes Traffic Signal Face Replacement Project in Northwest Colorado

Nov. 21, 2017 -

NORTHWEST COLORADO—Crews have completed the Traffic Signal Face Replacement Project in Northwestern Colorado, a $1.2 million project that will provide travelers improved lighting and better visibility.

The project started on May 8, 2017, and was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Work included:

  • removing dimmed and faded LEDs and plastic covers from traffic lights; and
  • installing:
    • new signal indications (red, yellow and green indications);
    • pedestrian signals (the pedestrian walking man and hand signal); and
    • pedestrian push buttons.

The new indications will provide improved emitted light, color for better visibility, a longer life expectancy and reduce the need for maintenance. Crews replaced pedestrian push buttons to be more compliant with Public Right of Way Access Guidelines, which ease activation of crosswalk signals. A total of 11 counties and 23 towns—approximately 150 signalized intersections on Northwest Colorado highways—were included in this project.