Accessibility Improvements to Downtown Dolores Start April 9

April 3, 2018 -

On Monday, April 9, crews will begin improving accessibility for persons with disabilities in the south section of downtown Dolores. The project team will construct new curb ramps at eight locations along Colorado Highway 145 (CO 145) from 2nd Street to 8th Street, as well as the intersections of 14th and 19th streets.

The project is part of an $85 million statewide initiative—funded by the Colorado State Transportation Commission—to provide functional accessibility to all travelers using state highways. Dolores is one of the first communities this spring to be upgraded with features that observe the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

"We are excited to take this significant step toward demonstrating a commitment of allocating considerable financial, programmatic and human resources to this accessibility effort," said CDOT Executive Director Michael Lewis.

Because CO 145 is a wide road allowing for ample workspace, travel impacts are expected to be minimal. While one-lane closures are possible, prime contractor Medved Global says this will not create delays for travelers. Any significant impacts will be announced via email blasts and on the project website. The community is encouraged to sign up for notifications.


The project will take about 50 days to complete. Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, with these hours extended in special cases. Weekend work may also be necessary.