CO 62 Ramp Up Ridgway

The CO 62 Ramp Up Ridgway Project—the first major downtown investment since the town's inception in 1890—is nearing completion. The project—a partnership among CDOT, the Colorado Department of Labor Affairs and the Town of Ridgway—has improved Colorado Highway 62 and drainage in downtown Ridgway.

Work started on March 21, 2016, followed by a winter shutdown from November 2016 – March 2017. Final work will be completed in October 2017.

Project Facts

  • Cost:
    $12.5 million
    ($2 million from Ridgway, via a 2014 voter-passed ballot initiative and Department of Local Affairs Grant)

Improvement Area

  • CO 62 town thoroughfare, and several town streets

Project Team

  • Contractor(s): American Civil Constructors

Meet the Contractor

American Civil Constructors (ACC) is a Colorado-based contractor with 41 years of experience building CDOT and other projects throughout the Rocky Mountains.

ACC has a long-standing presence in Southwest Colorado, with projects such as the Bear Creek Bridge replacement on Red Mountain Pass, Wolf Creek Pass Safety Improvements, slide repairs on CO 145 at Trout Lake, and Ophir culvert repairs. In the early '90s, ACC built the Ridgway State Park south access roads and pedestrian paths.

Public Information

ACC has designated an on-site public information manager to provide the town and its visitors with current and accurate information about the project, and the plan for maintaining traffic. Similarly the public information manager will work with businesses and the Town to understand their constraints to minimize the impacts of construction, and assure visitors have ready access to all the things that make Ridgway a great place to visit.

In addition to the contact information on this page, the public can get updates about significant milestones or project tasks through the newspaper and public meetings.

The RAMP Up Ridgway! project included:

  • hard-surfacing specific streets
  • pedestrian sidewalks
  • storm water drainage
  • furnishings (benches, bike racks, artwork, trash/recycling receptacles, landscaping and planter pots)
  • decorative low-level lighting
  • landscaping
  • improved parking and new parking lots
  • center turn lane on CO 62 from Laura Street to the Uncompahgre River Bridge