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Longmont ADA curb ramp improvements start Monday

October 18, 2019

LONGMONT— On Oct. 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on ADA curb ramp improvements with the installation of ADA compliant curb ramps at various locations on US 287, CO 66, and CO 119 in Longmont. 

This project was contracted to Silva Construction, Inc. for $1.1 million.

This project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System - Whole Safety” initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public. This project is a part of CDOT’s 2017, Curb Ramp Accessibility Initiative to bring all curb ramps in alignment with the ADA and PROWAG standards over the next five years. 

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Work will be performed Monday through Friday. During the day (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) pedestrians can expect sidewalk closures. Work is expected to be completed by January, barring weather and/or shipment delays.

The project is located at 8 locations including:

  • US 287 Mile Point 313.58 to MP 318.82
  • CO 66 MP 36.31 to MP 38.41
  • CO 119 MP 56.59 to MP 60.98

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

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!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This initiative 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 inter-regional express service. Governor Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s inter-modal mobility options.  

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