Public Open House for Bridge Work on CO 60 and CO 257 Slated for Oct. 16 in Milliken

Low-impact work to begin soon; closures slated for 2018

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, the Colorado Highway 60-Colorado Highway 257 project team will host an open house at Milliken Middle School, 266 S. Irene St. CDOT and contractor Flatiron Constructors will be available to answer questions and address concerns from the public.

On Oct. 16, CDOT will begin work on CO 60 between mile points 11.38 and 12.04 (east of County Road 17) and CO 257 between mile points 0.05 and 0.03 (north of CO 60) near the town of Milliken. Working hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The project consists of the replacement of bridges over the Little Thompson River located on CO 60 and CO 257 as well as the removal and replacement of asphalt, embankment repair and bank restoration for the permanent repairs to the bridges damaged in the 2013 flood. This project will improve the driving surface for the traveling public and improve the resiliency of roadway and bridges to withstand future flood events.

Traffic Impacts

Drivers should be prepared for delays within the work zone due to single-lane closures, traffic shifts and road closures. Minor delays are expected from October to January due to shoulder closures.

Major delays are anticipated during the closure of CO 60 from January 2018 through May 2018. This detour will begin at CR 13 north to CR 50, east to CR 17, north to CR 52, east to CO 257 and then south back onto CO 60. The closure of CO 257 will be from May to September.  This detour will begin at CR 52, west to CR 17, south to CR 50, west to CR 13 and then south to CO 60.

The speed limit will be reduced throughout the duration of the project. Another open house will be scheduled to provide more details about these closures as we get closer to that time.

Anticipated completion for this project is September 2018.

All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change. Road and lane closures will continue to be communicated through weekly alerts using CDOT's email and text alert service, as well as the local media. To sign up for alerts, visit the project website.

If you have questions or concerns, call the project information line at 970-532-9998.