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Wider sidewalks coming to Edison Street in Brush

July 7, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado

BRUSH – The Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Brush will construct new sidewalks on U.S. Highway 34 (Edison Street) between Hospital Road and Turner Street this summer. Only minor vehicle traffic impacts are expected when work begins this week. Sidewalks will close for full reconstruction.

Sidewalk and drainage improvements require reconstructing existing driveways, and curb and gutter along Edison Street. The new four-foot wide sidewalk and curb ramps will meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. “This is an important project for Brush. The narrow sidewalk has been a barrier to pedestrian travel for decades. We look forward to improved access for all users,” said City of Brush Public Works Director Dale Colerick.

Several funding sources, including federal and state grants, will be used for the $1.8 million improvement. Brush is contributing $470,000. “This project is a great example of state and local agencies working together to make impactful multimodal improvements in northeast Colorado,” said CDOT Regional Transportation Director Heather Paddock. 

The contractor team led by Martin Marietta will begin survey work and sidewalk removals this week. The project will be constructed in phases starting with the south side of Edison Street between Hospital Road and Ray Street. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. Temporary driving surfaces may be present until paving work is complete. 

The entire project is expected to take approximately three months to construct. Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Weekly updates are available on the project web page.

Stay Informed

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

Project hotline: 970-427-4005

Project email: [email protected]

Project web page: https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-76-us-34-fort-morgan-brush-resurfacing

Construction alerts: Text CONSTRUCT to 21000

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts, 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.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • 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.

  • 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!

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely. Our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.