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Temporary roundabout for CO 9 gap project begins June 30

June 23, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado -  Replaces current traffic signal at Water Dance Drive and Peak One Blvd.

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting June 30, traffic on the CO 9 widening project near Frisco will be realigned to a single lane temporary roundabout at the intersection of Water Dance Drive and Peak One Blvd. The temporary roundabout will replace the traffic signal currently at the intersection, and will remain in place for the majority of the 2020 construction season. The temporary roundabout will be replaced with a permanent, final roundabout towards the end of the project, to complete the intersection.

During construction, the temporary roundabout is expected to provide better traffic flow than the existing signalized intersection, but motorists should still expect possible traffic delays lasting up to 15 minutes, as traffic volumes increase throughout the summer months. Intersection lighting and temporary crosswalks will be installed to increase safety of the traveling public and pedestrians.

TRAVEL IMPACTS 

Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles are reduced to a single lane in both directions for the duration of the 2020 construction season. Motorists should expect flaggers on the roadway to help guide them through the construction zone or when work is near intersections and the recreation path. The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph, and work zone fines are doubled. Motorists should plan for possible 15-minute traffic delays.

STAY INFORMED:

More information about this project is available at: 

 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 emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, 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 and practice social distancing, wear face masks, stay at home when possible, and avoid nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and 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. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options.  

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