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Full Closure on Colorado Highway 96 from US Highway 50 to Colorado Highway 209 in Boone, CO

April 1, 2019 - Southeastern Colorado

CROWLEY AND PUEBLO COUNTIES — On Monday, April 8, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on Colorado Highway (CO) 96 from US 50 to CO 209 in Boone, CO. Crews will be completing pipe work. A full closure of CO 96 will be in effect between Monday, April 8, to Friday, April 12. Motorists will be detoured onto US 50 at the junction of US 50 and CO 96.

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Full Closure of CO 96 and Detour Routes

Work will occur between mile points (MP) 69.5 (at US 50/CO 96) and 75.5 (in Boone, CO) between the working hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists should expect a full closure and detour routes will be posted in the work zone. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, April 12, weather permitting.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • Full closure on CO 96 between MP 69.5 to 75.5.

  • Detour route: Motorists will be detoured onto US 50 at the junction of US 50 and CO 96. Motorists will travel east on US 50 to CO 209 to Boone and continue onto CO 96. CO 96 will be closed to thru traffic and will only be accessible to local traffic during work hours. The detour should add no additional travel time.

SAFETY

Improvements such as overlay on CO 167 and repaving on CO 96 will improve motorist safety and improve the lifespan of the roadways. Crews will complete necessary bridge repairs to improve rideability. This project will also bring pedestrian ramps up to current ADA standards and increase accessibility.

Motorists are urged to:

  • Obey the slower speed limit in the work zone.

  • Be extra vigilant as they drive in the construction zone.

  • Give ample space between their vehicle and the one ahead.

  • Watch for construction crews and other emergency personnel.

  • Not to drive distracted - no texting and driving.

  • Drive sober!

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Work on this project include bridge repairs, overlay work, and ADA ramp installation on CO 167 and repaving and chip seal work on CO 96. Work is expected to end in Summer 2019 on this project.

Regular work hours will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A&S Construction of Canon City is the prime contractor on this $6.3 million project.

PROJECT INFORMATION  

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 719.219.6865, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-167-co-96-bridge-ada-improvements.  Information about weekly lane closures is available at  https://www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. For information regarding CDOT projects statewide, log on to www.codot.gov. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/coloradodot.  

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and airports, and administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service.  Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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