CDOT begins ADA ramp project on US 40 in Hayden

News Release

August 4, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado - Work begins August 10 and continues through late August

Routte County – The Colorado Department of Transportation and Contractor KSK, LLC, will begin work on August 10 on US Highway 40 in Hayden to bring existing curb ramps into compliance with Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines, or PROWAG.** The majority of the project is located in Hayden, between Mile Point 106.5 and MP 108, and will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Please further below for two maps showing where improvements will take place.

**Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines. The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

Affected intersections along Jefferson Avenue (US HWY 40) (Southside=S and Northside=N)

  • 6th St. (N/S)
  • 5th St. (N/S)
  • 4th St. (N/S)
  • 3rd St. (N/S)
  • 2nd St. (N/S)
  • Poplar St. (N/S)
  • Chestnut St. (N/S)
  • Walnut St. (N/S)
  • Spruce St. (N/S)
  • Pine St. (N/S)


Work is scheduled to begin August 10 and is expected to continue through late August. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Travelers by car, bike, wheelchair or foot can expect various lane and sidewalk closures where work zones exist, during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. 
  • Sidewalks are likely to be closed overnight or over weekends to allow the concrete to set up.
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained, but may be temporarily altered. 

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

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:


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.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • 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.
  • Be patient! 


Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews  follow social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.  As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely. 


In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. 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.



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 multimodal mobility options.