Projects

US 85 Eaton to Ault Resurfacing

Time

Date(s)

Work

6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)
June 11 for five to six weeks
weather permitting
Paving on US 85 proceeds from Ault south to complete the riding surface.
June 11-15 Crews will remove old concrete pavement and backfill excavated areas through Eaton.
June 11-July 1 Crews will haul road base, primarily in the Eaton area, at various sites to prepare for paving.
June 18-22 Crews will place concrete drainage pipe and concrete inlets near 2nd Street in Eaton.
June 24-29 Crews will place Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps and retrofits at various locations in Eaton.
Crews will remove and replace sidewalk between 2nd and 3rd streets on the west side of US 85 in the Town of Eaton.
July 14 Crews should finish installing guardrail on Weld Canal Bridge over US 85.

No work from noon Tuesday, July 3 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, for the Fourth of July holiday.

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Project Facts

  • Cost: $10.5 million
  • Contractor(s): Simon Contractors

Starting in mid-May and continuing through June, crews will resume work on this project by replacing the sidewalk from Collins Street along southbound US 285. The work will be done in sections, starting at Collins Street and working northbound toward 2nd Street.

Work will include:

  • removing existing sidewalk; and
  • pouring new concrete.

Businesses

  • Work will be completed outside businesses from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for approximately three to four days.
  • The project team will notify business owners three days before work begins directly outside their properties' doors.
  • There will be controlled access to each business' door with brief periods of restricted access until crews can safely create a walkway.
  • At the end of each work day, the sidewalk will be returned to a safe, temporary structure until the sidewalk is completed.

Background

The US Highway 85 Resurfacing Project from Eaton to Ault is the latest phase dedicated to improving the safety and quality of this highway by resurfacing, enhancing intersections, and adding a traffic light at US 85 and Weld County Road 76.

The resurfacing will ultimately eliminate potholes and replace the road with a new asphalt surface on a stable road foundation. In 2016, crews received an Environmental Stewardship Award for their voluntary efforts to reduce environmental impacts while conducting business.

Work completed before the 2017 winter shutdown:

  • Resurfaced the northbound lanes of US 85
  • Enhanced the intersections of US 85 at Collins Street, 10th Street and US 14

Schedule

  • Current working hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Hours are subject to change.
  • Expect occasional weekend work.

Traffic Impacts

  • Traffic on southbound US 85 has been switched over to the northbound lanes through the project's completion.
  • Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph in Eaton and Ault, and 45 mph between the two towns.
  • We will communicate all traffic impacts to residents and businesses.

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