CO 71 Overlay between Ordway and Punkin Center

About the Project:

Full depth reclamation on CO 71 between Ordway and Punkin Center.  Hot mix, structure and culvert work


  • Resurfacing can significantly extend the life of the asphalt pavement
  • A smoother surface offers safer driving
  • A smooth road or highway improves the safety and quality of the driving experience

Work Schedule:

  • Construction will begin on July 17th
  • Daytime work hours are Monday through Friday ½ hour after sunrise
    (approx. 6:30 a.m.) and end a half hour before sunset (approx. 8 p.m.).
  • The project is anticipated to end in late November of 2023

Traffic Impacts:

  • Motorists should plan for 15-20 minute delays due to single-lane, alternating traffic
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 MPH through the work zone
  • There will be a width restriction of 12 feet
  • Bridge work traffic will be an alternating single lane and controlled by traffic lights 24/7
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 71 Overlay

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $14.3 Million
  • Contractor: A & S
  • Timeline: mid July through November 2023
  • Location: CO 71
    • Nearest Town/City: between Ordway and Punkin Center
    • Mile Point(s): 48.66 to 63.80
    • County: Lincoln