Highway improvements on CO 96 from Ordway to Arlington are complete

News Release

February 3, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado

CROWLEY, KIOWA, OTERO COUNTIES — A highway improvement project for CO 96 from Ordway to Arlington is now complete. Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation contractor, Simon Contractors, have finished work on the project, which is located east of Ordway. The project improved approximately twenty-five miles of CO 96, beginning at Mile Point 106 at the intersection of CO 96 & 71 and continuing west to MP 130, as well as replaced ADA Ramps at the intersection of CO 96 (Adams St.) and Colorado St. Simon Contractors completed this project on Dec. 17th, 2021.

The project included asphalt removal and highway resurfacing on CO 96. The project improved and prolonged the life of the road surface. Work primarily consists of resurfacing the roadway, using a two-step lifting and resurfacing chip seal process. Work will be done in both the eastbound and westbound lanes for a thirty-mile stretch of CO 96. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits including safety and improved quality for driving experience.

“Rural paving on the southeastern plains is one of CDOT’s top priorities as part of our 10-year plan,” explained Shoshana Lew, CDOT executive director. “CO 96 is an important corridor for agriculture as well as providing residents access to important services including health care and commerce.”

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Simon Contractors would like to thank residents and travelers using this portion of CO 96 for their patience and cooperation as construction operations were in progress.