CO 82 (Independence Pass) Chipseal

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Chip seal application will take place along CO 82, east of Aspen for approximately 14 miles from Mile Point 47.8 (winter closure gate) to MP 61.2 (Independence Pass summit).

Project Benefits

  • The chip seal application will help protect and extend the life of the underlying pavement. The new surface will provide skid resistance and reduce overall cracking.

Work Schedule:

  • The closures will last approximately three hours and will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Notice of the closures must be provided seven days in advance and will be announced on message boards located at each end of the project.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Motorists should plan for one-lane alternating traffic guided by a pilot car and 15-minute delays.
  • In order to perform work on certain areas of the highway, there will be four full closures of CO 82. 

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $1.6 M
  • Contractor: Elam Construction of Grand Junction
  • Timeline: July 10 to August 2023
  • Location: CO 82 Independence Pass
  • City: East of Aspen
  • Mile Points: MP 47.8 to MP 61.2
  • County: Pitkin County

CO 82 Chip Seal project map

CO 82 Chip Seal project map