CDOT continues ADA ramp project in Walsenburg

News Release

July 8, 2021 - Southeastern Colorado - Detour will be in place

HUERFANO COUNTY- The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Western Gravel Constructors have made great progress on the ADA ramp project in Walsenburg. The project is taking place at 23 intersections on US 160/7th Street, CO 10/5th Street and on I-25C/Main Street.

Beginning July 12 through July 16 crews will need to restrict access on the northeast corner of the intersection at I-25C/Main Street and US 160/7th Street to safely remove the existing ramp and concrete pavement and install new curb ramps, curb and gutters, concrete pavement and sidewalk. A 24/7 detour will be in place.

Walsenburg ADA Ramp Project Map

Week of July 12 to July 16

Motorists traveling eastbound on US 160/7th Street will not have access to northbound I-25C/Main Street. Follow detour signs and go south on I-25C/Main Street and take Exit 49 to access north and southbound I-25 and eastbound CO 10.

The ADA ramp enhancement project is part of a statewide initiative for communities to comply with American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) providing functional accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways. The new ramps will be in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) requirements. 

Ongoing Travel Impacts:

Motorists should plan for shoulder closures along US 160/7th Street, CO 10/5th Street, and I-25C/Main Street. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The project has an anticipated completion date of December 2021.

Project and Travel Information

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.

  • 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!