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CDOT begins ADA Ramp Project in the Redlands and Fruita

December 3, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado - Work begins Dec. 8 and continues through late January

 

MESA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and Contractor KSK, LLC, will begin work on Dec. 8 to bring existing curb ramps into compliance on Colorado Highway 340 between Mile Point 10 and MP 13. This work is located less than a mile west of the Redlands Community Center and will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. 

In Fruita, work will begin in early January to bring existing curb ramps into compliance. The project is located between MP 20 and MP 22, MP 19 and MP 21, and MP 0 and 2 on Colorado Highway 340, I-70 Frontage Road, and US Highway 50. Work will take place approximately .2 miles west and south of the Fruita Circle Park and will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. 

Affected intersections in the Redlands along CO 340 (Broadway)

  • W Scenic Dr. E Scenic Dr. Manzana Dr. Canary Ln.
  • High Pointe Dr. West Ave.

Affected intersections in Fruita along CO 340

  • Willow St. Cherry St. I-70 Ramp
  • I-70 Frontage Rd. Raptor Rd.
  • Jurassic Ct. Red Cliffs Dr.

Affected intersections in Fruita along US 50

  • Pine St.

Affected intersections in Fruita along I-70 Frontage Road

  • Rest Area Drive


PROJECT SCHEDULE

Work is scheduled to begin on Dec. 8 and is expected to continue through late January. Normal working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: 

  • 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. 

  • Please be aware that the Redlands Culvert Project is also taking place in the same area between Canary Ln. and Dressle Dr.

PROJECT & TRAVEL INFO
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:

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.

  • 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!



COVID-19 

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. 

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY. 

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.

 

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 multimodal mobility options.

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