Projects

US 85 Eaton to Ault Resurfacing

Time

Date(s)

Work

6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)
Aug. 29 - Sept. 13 Crews will grind concrete pavement intersections.
Sept. 4-21 Crews will finish pavement marker placement and install rumble strips on US 85 between eaton and Ault before placing traffic in its new configuration.
Crews will place permanenet thermoplastic intersection markers in the towns of Eaton and Ault before returning traffic in its new configuration.
Sept. 5-12 Crews will grind asphalt pavement.
Sept. 10-14 Crews will construct ADA ramps in the northeast quadrant of northbound US 85 at 2nd Street in Eaton.
Sept. 17-21 Crews will begin seeding and installing rumble strips between Eaton and Ault.
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Project Facts

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

Crews on this project are completing final paving, sign and rumble strip installation and seeding on US Highway 85 between Eaton and Ault.


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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