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CDOT will begin resurfacing CO 69 from Westcliffe to Hillside on June 25

June 23, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Crews will resurface the highway and add lane delineators and guardrail to maximize driver safety.

CUSTER COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A&S Construction will begin a resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 69 between the towns of Westcliffe and Hillside in Custer County on June 25. Work includes resurfacing and overlaying existing pavement, repairing two bridge decks, performing full depth reclamation of approximately 780 linear feet between the two bridges, and making safety improvements. The project supports CDOT’s commitment to improved statewide mobility and their Whole System Whole Safety initiative.

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

This federal aid project entails resurfacing and overlaying a 12.88 mile section of CO 69 and striping and adding delineators and some signage to maximize driver safety. Other work includes repairing, waterproofing and sealing two bridge decks and performing full depth reclamation of approx. 780 linear feet of pavement between the bridges. 

Full depth reclamation of asphalt pavement is a process that recycles and rejuvenates the existing asphalt surface, base, and even subgrade, providing an improved underlying foundation for the new asphalt pavement. 

CO 69 Project Map

TRAVEL IMPACTS

CDOT anticipates low to medium travel impact during the period of construction, including:

  • Intermittent single lane closures will be in place during daytime hours with alternating north/southbound traffic directed by flagger operations.

  • Shoulder closures will exist during daytime and overnight hours.

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

  • No weekend or observed holiday work is expected. 

  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly on COTrip.org.

PROJECT LOCATION

The project is located on CO 69 north between Westcliffe at MP 58.70 and Hillside at MP 71.58.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

The project will begin on June 25 and is expected to last until late November. Working hours are Mon. to Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some night work may be required. No holiday or weekend work is expected. All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

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 719.243.9195, or visit the project website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/co69-overlay-westcliffetohillside. 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.

  • 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 UPDATE

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with 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, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.    

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY. 

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative in early 2019. 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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