CO 82 Snowmass Canyon Resurfacing

About the Project:

The project will take place along CO 82 for approximately 7 miles from Mile Point 26 (west of Snowmass) to MP 33 (Snowmass Canyon). Work will consist of a 2” asphalt milling, 2” hot mix asphalt overlay, bridge repair at 6 locations, guardrail replacement and striping. Additional work includes removing and installing curb, gutter and Americans with Disabilities Act ramps at CO 82 and Snowmass Creek Rd., Watson Divide Rd. and Aspen Village Rd.

Project Benefits

  • The HMA will add approximately 10 years of life to the highway, provide a smoother road surface and will add durability by increasing the resistance of ruts and road damage. This will allow for a smoother and safer drive for motorists. The new guardrail that will be 31 inches high, designed to meet new safety standard requirements. The higher railing will help veering vehicles remain on the road more effectively, making the highway safer for the traveling public. The former standard height of guardrail was 27 inches.

  • Other benefits of the project include the installation of ADA compliant curb ramps at Snowmass Creek Rd., Watson Divide Rd. and Aspen Village Rd. The new ramps will be constructed in compliance with the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines requirements and will provide function accessibility to all travelers using our state and US highways.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • Motorists should plan for 24/7 single lane closure with 40 minute delays for bridge work from May 28 to June 28. After bridge repairs are complete motorists should plan for a single lane closure and 15 minute delays during hours of operation. There will be no impacts for CO 82 eastbound from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and CO 82 westbound from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures Snowmass Canyon Resurfacing

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $7.7 Million
  • Contractor: Elam Construction
  • Timeline: Mid-May through October 2024
  • Location: CO 82
    • Nearest Town/City: Snowmass
    • Mile Point(s): MP 26 to MP 33
    • County: Pitkin

CO 82 Snowmass Canyon Project location map

CO 82 Snowmass Canyon project location map