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CDOT begins replacing curb ramps in the Town of Windsor on July 8

July 3, 2019 - Northeastern Colorado - Crews will remove and replace 35 ramps along CO 257 and CO 392 to meet ADA compliance

WINDSOR – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor, Can Do Concrete Construction of Greeley, will begin replacing 35 ramps at 21 locations on Colorado Highway 257 and CO 392 in and near the Town of Windsor on July 8. 

This $572,000 project supports CDOT’s 4-year $85 million initiative to meet new Americans with Disabilities compliance guidelines and is part of CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety initiative.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

Existing curb ramps are being replaced to be brought into ADA compliance and to improve public accommodation and safety, all part of CDOT’s statewide initiative. Limited disturbance is anticipated at each of the ramp locations. Existing ramps will be demolished onsite with no disturbance to grading, utilities and landscaping. Right of way to pedestrians and access to private driveways and businesses will be maintained during the period of construction. The new ramps will be wider, sloped for easier access, and finished with a slip-resistant texture. The concrete used in their construction will be fast-drying, permitting full use within 24 hours.

PROJECT LOCATION

Ramp locations are on CO 257 from MP 010.095 to MP 011.896, and on CO 392 from MP 096.314 to MP 104.363 in Weld and Larimer County in and near the Town of Windsor. 

TRAVEL IMPACTS

CDOT anticipates some travel impact to motorized and nonmotorized traffic during construction. This includes: 

  • Single lane closures may exist Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

  • Shoulder and sidewalk closures will be in place during ramp demolition and replacement.

  • Signs and flaggers will be in place to safely direct traffic.

  • Access to residential driveways and businesses will be maintained during construction.

  • No impact is expected during weekend events or Thursday night concerts.

  • Lane closures and other traffic notices will be posted a week in advance on COTrip.org.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

The project will kick off on July 8, 2019 and is expected to last until September 2019.

 

  • Work will begin on Main and Seventh, 8th and 9th Streets on July 8.

  • Working hours are Mon. to Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • No holiday or weekend work is expected.

PROJECT INFORMATION 

Get direct email announcements and updates by signing up at [email protected]. For additional information about this project, call the local project information line at 970.412.6193, or visit the project website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/windsor-curb-ramp-upgrades. For information on any lane closures, please visit COTrip.org, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY. 

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. It also 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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