US 285 Bailey Safety Improvements (Crow Hill)

About the Project

The goal of the U.S. 285 Bailey Safety Improvements Project is to reduce the number of crashes occurring at what is known as the “Bailey Curve,” at the bottom of Crow Hill, in the town of Bailey, in Park County. Project boundaries are between the top of Crow Hill to Main Street/County Road 64.   

Improvements to northbound and southbound U.S. 285 between mile 221.5 and mile 224 include the installation of concrete barrier in the center median, guardrail along the South Platte River, upgrading the turn lanes, enhanced roadway signage, including an overhead sign for southbound traffic, and adding rumble strips for southbound Highway 285 prior to the Bailey curve.

The $2 million project currently is in the design phase. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in June 2023, with completion planned for September 2023.

US 285 Bailey Safety Improvements Map

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Project Schedule

Begin construction June 2023, End construction September 2023