US 285/CO 9 Intersection Improvements & Bridge Replacement

About the Project:

The project consists of making intersection improvements on US Highway 285 at Colorado Highway 9 and replacing a bridge on US 285, in the town of Fairplay in Park County. Work includes roadway widening and reconstruction to accommodate additional through lanes and acceleration /deceleration lanes, installation of new traffic lights, and ADA Ramp work in both Fairplay and Alma. Other work includes storm sewer and drainage improvements, sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement, and repairs to an existing pedestrian bridge.

Project Benefits

  • Widen the intersection to six lanes to support year-round traffic along the US 285 corridor
  • Signalize the US 285/CO 9 intersection to improve traffic flow
  • Replace a bridge to meet today's standards of durability and structural integrity
  • Install ADA ramps in Fairplay and Alma to enhance accessibility for all pedestrians

Work Schedule:

  •  The project began in May 2023 with full completion anticipated by late 2024.
  • Project hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday with overnight and weekend work expected.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Lane closures will exist in both directions of US 285 and CO 9 during overnight hours Sunday to Thursday.
  • Flaggers will be present to manage alternating traffic flows, with delays up to 15 minutes expected.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.
  • Traffic shifts, narrowed lanes and reduced speeds will exist during the period of construction.
  • All construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
US 285/CO 9 Improvements Project

Project Facts

  • Cost: $24.1 Million
  • Contractor: ACC Built
  • Timeline: May 2023 through October 2024
  • Location: Intersection of US 285 and CO 9
    • City: Fairplay
    • Mile Point(s): 182.42 to 183.47
    • County: Park
Intersection of US 285 & CO 9 in Fairplay - Project Map
Location Map of US 285 & CO 9 Intersection Improvements in Fairplay