US 85 Eaton to Ault Resurfacing

Project Facts

  • Cost: $10.5 million

Project Team

  • Contractor(s): Simon Contractors

On Monday, May 1, 2017, crews started resurfacing US 85 from Eaton to Ault. Work is expected to continue until November 2017.

The project will:

  • Improve the quality of the highway.
  • Provide better drivability for motorists.
  • Eliminate potholes and divots in the road surface
  • Eliminate "faulting" that comes from the deterioration of an old road.


  • Normal working hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • While no nighttime work is planned, crews will work up to four weekends at the CO 14 (Ault) and Collins (Eaton) intersection.

Traffic Impacts

  • An 11-foot width restriction is in place during the project.
  • Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph in the active work zone and 45 mph between the two towns.
  • The majority of the project will take place in a "crossover," where traffic will be arranged in a head-to-head configuration in either the northbound or southbound lanes of the highway.
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