CO 86 & CO 119 Upgrades

Project Facts

  • Cost: $1.2 million
  • Contractor: A-1 Chipseal
  • Timeline: Aug. 20 - Oct. 19, 2018
  • Location: On CO 86 from CO 83 (Franktown) to the Douglas/Elbert County line (mile points 6.8 to 12.3); and on CO 119 from CO 46 to Hacker Drive in Gilpin County (mile points 12.5 to 16.1)
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Crews on this weeks-long project reinforced approximately nine miles of Colorado highways 86 and 119 by applying 3,200 tons of protective materials—also known as chip seal and fog seal—to each road. Crews also applied this material to the highways' shoulders and restriped the roadway.

This work will extend the lives of both highways while improving traveler safety.

About Chip Seal & Fog Seal

Chip seal provides a barrier against moisture and uses gravel to endure skid resistance, helping prevent roadway deterioration. Fog seal is an oily product sprayed onto the roadway to aid in durability.

"Colorado highways 86 and 119 each average 12,000 and 3,000 cars per day, respectively, traveling on the roadway where these protective materials were applied, so it's important to extend their life," said CDOT Resident Engineer Kurt Kionka. "Chip seal is a very cost-effective pavement-preservation treatment, which works well for lower-volume roadways such as these."

CO 86 Work Zone

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CO 119 Work Zone