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CDOT to Host Open House March 19 for Work on CO 14 (E. Mulberry) from Lemay to I-25

March 13, 2018 - 5-month resurfacing project to begin in April to improve entrance to city


FORT COLLINS—
The public is invited to a March 19 open house to learn more about an upcoming road-resurfacing project to improve the driving surface and pedestrian crossings on Colorado Highway 14 (East Mulberry Street) between South Lemay Avenue and Interstate 25, east of Fort Collins.

The open house will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Quality Inn & Suites I-25 North, 3836 E. Mulberry St., Building A, Fort Collins. Representatives will be on hand from CDOT and project contractor Connell Resources Inc. to answer questions from the public.

The $5.6 million road-resurfacing project is scheduled to begin April 2, and is expected to take five months to complete. Work will begin on the project's west end near Lemay and move east to I-25.

Work on the project will include resurfacing the roadway, curb and gutter; installing pedestrian ramps at intersections; seeding with native grasses; improving medians; and improving traffic signals at South Timberline Road. A full-depth reclamation (FDR) process will be used to rebuild the road surface between Timberline and South Summit View Drive.

The FDR process pulverizes existing roadway materials on-site using a reclaimer machine, mixes those materials with water and stabilizing ingredients (such as dry cement or asphalt emulsion), and then lays down the recycled materials to create a stronger, long-lasting base for the new road surface.

During the FDR work, traffic will be detoured along the frontage road on the south side of Mulberry. FDR work is anticipated to begin near the end of April and take approximately 10 days to complete. Access will be made available at all times to businesses and residents along Mulberry. Following the completion of the FDR, an overlay will be applied to the frontage road that was used for the detour.

Traffic Impacts

Travelers can expect minor delays throughout the project, including occasional lane shifts and temporary lane closures to allow for trucks and equipment entering the highway. During the FDR work at the end of April, travelers should expect major impacts to traffic on the south side of Mulberry.

Contractors will complete a some of the work on this project intermittently during overnight hours, but some of the construction will also occur during the day. Construction hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for daytime work and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overnight work, Monday through Friday.

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