CO 71 Full-Depth Reclamation to begin June 19

Project Update

June 12, 2023 - Northeastern Colorado - project work will take place in Lincoln County

Lincoln County— The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a full-depth reclamation project on June 19.

Work will take place along CO 71, between Ordway and Punkin Center in Lincoln County. The project will take place from Mile Points 48.5 to 64. Weekly updates will be provided and all real-time closure information will be posted to CDOT has selected A&S Construction CO as the prime contractor for the project.

Work will primarily consist of full-depth reclamation followed by a 5.5-inch to 6-inch hot mix asphalt overlay. There will be bridge structure work completed as well. Work will be done on northbound and southbound lanes for a sixteen-mile stretch of CO 71. Full-depth reclamation projects have many important benefits such as greatly extending the life of the asphalt pavement and a smoother more comfortable ride for the traveling public.

Travel Impacts

Daytime work will occur Monday through Friday 30 minutes after sunrise (approximately 6:30 a.m.) and end a half hour before sunset (approximately 8 p.m.). Motorists should plan for 15 to 20 minute delays due to single-lane, alternating traffic. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 MPH through the work zone. There will be a width restriction of 12 feet. Bridge traffic will be an alternating single lane and controlled by traffic lights at all times. The project is expected to last until the end of November.

Project Contact Information

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

Know Before You Go

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!

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