Southeastern Colorado Culvert Repairs

About the Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin regionwide culvert repairs in El Paso, Fremont and Park Counties. Frontier Environmental Services has been awarded the job, with work expected to start on September 28 and continue into the fall.

This project consists of installing culverts, cleaning culverts and box culverts, repairing joints, adding turf and reinforcement mat and adding rock check dams. In some locations, work will require trench digging and a temporary traffic signal for traffic control with single lane closures.

Work will take place at three locations (see maps in Project Facts):

  • US 24 between Crystola and Green Mountain Falls, El Paso County (Milepost 288)
  • CO 9 in Hartsel, Fremont County, (Milepost 46.6)
  • CO 115 in Florence, Park County (Milepost 8.2)

Project Facts

  • Cost: $424,274
  • Contractor:  Frontier Environmental Services
  • Timeline: September - November, 2020
  • Location: US 24, CO 9 and CO 115 in El Paso, Fremont and Park Counties

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Proposed Work Schedule

Beginning Monday, September 28, motorists will encounter work on:

  • US 24 location is anticipating shoulder closures for both east and westbound lanes. The project is expected to start on September 28, working Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CO 9 will have single lane closures and utilize a stop light to allow traffic to alternate turns. The project is expected to start on September 28th, working Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CO 115 will have day time lane closures with flaggers to direct the flow of traffic with delays expected. Work projected to start in November.  
  • Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Traffic Impacts

  • Drivers will experience shoulder closures, single-lane closures and day time lane closures throughout the duration of the project.
  • Lane closures will be directed by flaggers and a temporary traffic signal.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph within the work zone and will be strictly enforced.
  • Traffic fines will be doubled in the work zone. Motorists should slow down, drive with caution and give themselves extra travel time.
  • REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

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