Crews Complete Road Improvements on CO 67 in Southeast Colorado

July 16, 2018 -

SOUTHEAST COLORADO—Crews have completed construction on the Colorado Highway 67 Overlay Project between Woodland Park and Westcreek, and between Divide and Cripple Creek.

The $10.4 million roadway project involved resurfacing, paving, guardrail installation, bridge work, signage upgrades and striping. The project used an innovative cold-in-place recycling approach, through which crews mill the existing asphalt and apply it to the road, then overlay it with asphalt. Recycling existing road materials rather than discarding it reduces the amount of materials and supporting truck traffic needed during the construction.

This roadway-improvement project was the first comprehensive resurfacing project in a number of years for the area between Cripple Creek and Divide.

"We've had our sights on getting this project completed so as to improve the overall safety of the area," said Randy Johnson, CDOT project engineer. The project improves safety, and ingress and egress throughout the project area, replacing missing and worn delineators, repairing bridge deck and installing new guardrail.