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CDOT begins ADA Ramp Project in Granby

June 15, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

GRANBY - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor KSK, LLC are bringing existing curb ramps into compliance with Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines, or PROWAG.** Work begins June 24 on Agate Avenue and US Highway 40. The work will improve curb ramps, sections of adjacent sidewalks, curbs, and gutters at 7 intersections along Agate Avenue and two intersections along US 40. 

**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 Agate Avenue (Southside=S and Northside=N)

  • Mesa Street (N/S)
  • Zero Street (N/S)
  • 2nd Street (N/S)
  • 3rd Street (N/S)
  • 4th Street (N/S)
  • 5th Street (N/S)
  • 6th Street (N/S)

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

  • Edgewater Drive (N/S)
  • Bridge Access (N/S)

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, however, 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. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

PROJECT SCHEDULE
The project schedule will begin June 24 and is expected to be completed July 22, weather permitting. Contractors are complying with the latest guidelines set by the State of Colorado for work zones during the COVID-19 response.

STAY INFORMED

To sign up for traffic and trail impact email updates, please contact the project public information manager via email, phone, or text.

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:


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, 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. 

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.

  • Don’t drive distracted. Don’t use mobile devices such as phones while driving.

  • 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!

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 interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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