Park County Chain-Up Stations

About the Project:

A planned winter shut down is now in place for the project that is constructing two new chain-up stations in Park County.

During the 2022 project season, the chain-up station on US Highway near Grant was completed with the construction of a pullout area that creates a safe place to put chains on/off when the chain law is in effect, or in snow-packed driving conditions. Temporary lighting was installed to improve visibility for truckers parked at the station. Advance warning signs were also installed to assist with wayfinding.

Park County Chain Up Station, asphalt installed
Park County Chain Up Station, asphalt installed

Project Schedule for 2023

    • Work will resume at the US 285 location near Grant in the spring of 2023, with installation of permanent lighting, signing, advanced warning signage, and final soil stabilization

    Traffic Impacts for 2023

    • Work will start at the CO Highway 9 location near Alma, north of Fairplay, in the spring of 2023 and is expected to be completed by September 2023
    • There will no traffic impacts during the winter shutdown
    • Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
    • Road conditions and travel information: COtrip.org

    Project Facts

    • Cost: $5 Million
    • Contractor:  Zak Dirt
    • Timeline: July 2022 - October 2023
    • Location: CO 9, Alma, Colorado; US 285, Grant, Colorado

    Park County Chain Up Station on US 285 project map

    CO 9 Chain up Station map