In phase 1.4, crews also will construct a bridge over the South Platte River to carry southbound I-25 off-ramp traffic onto southbound Santa Fe Drive.
In addition, this project will:
- Widen Alameda Avenue at Santa Fe Drive/Kalamath.
- Improve safety for the traveling public in this area.
- Help to reduce congestion and improve mobility in this heavily traveled section of the metro area.
I-25 & Santa Fe Drive
The project is located in Dinosaur National Monument, approximately 75 miles west of Craig, Colorado. Deerlodge Road is approximately 12.6 miles in length and extends from Deerlodge Park Campground, which is the eastern most edge of Dinosaur National Monument, east to the intersection with US 40. The project includes repaving of the existing alignment as well as full depth pavement reconstruction in specified areas as required to address subgrade problems. The rehabilitation work will be performed on the entire length of Deerlodge Road as well as at five parking locations along the route: 1) Entrance parking area/ Pullout, 2) Needle parking area, 3) Photo parking area, 4) Boat Launch parking area, and 5) Campground parking area.
Schedule A (Approximately 12.6 miles in length) - Significant items include (approximate quantities subject to change):
•• 162,490 SY of Removal of Pavement, Asphalt
•• 598 STA of Roadway Reconditioning
•• 26,000 Tons Hot Asphalt Concrete Pavement
•• 6,600 LF of Curb, Concrete
•• 7,800 LF of Paved Ditch, Asphalt
-Widening the shoulders to eight feet;
-Installation of five wildlife underpasses and two overpasses
The project is approximately 85 percent complete. Progress from phase 2 includes:
-300,000 tons of earth moved
-200,000 square yards of asphalt reclaimed
-85,000 tons of asphalt laid
Construction crews are progressing ahead of schedule. Early project completion is weather dependent. The wildlife underpasses are 95 percent complete, with the overpass at 75 percent completion.
Crews are also installing the deer fence along the highway and completing slope grading throughout the project. Mainline paving operations are underway along the highway and expected to be completed by the end of September.
Colorado Highway 9
The Grand Avenue Bridge (GAB) project is a 30-month construction project building a new Grand Avenue Bridge and Pedestrian Bridge. The Grand Avenue Bridge and the Pedestrian Bridge serve as an important connection between downtown Glenwood Springs, the Historic Hot Springs District, and Interstate 70. Replacing the GAB provides a long-term solution to numerous issues, mitigates all clearance issues and best serves the public as a whole. The current traffic bridge was constructed in 1953 and is considered “functionally obsolete” by the threshold in the National Bridge Inventory. A pedestrian bridge was built adjacent to the GAB in 1985. The GAB carries State Highway 82 over 7th Street, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Colorado River, I-70, North River Street and the Glenwood Hot Springs parking lot.
Grand Avenue Bridge
I-76 East of Crook
MONTROSE COUNTY - On Sept. 12, 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), began a cured-in-place pipe treatment to an existing culvert under US 50 in Montrose County. Cured-in-place pipe repairs are a method of relining existing culverts using a thermosetting, resin-impregnated flexible tube that is inflated and cured with ultra-violet (UV) light. This innovative process allows CDOT to rehabilitate culverts without digging up the highway and disrupting highway corridors for extended periods, which reduces delays for the traveling public and significantly reduces costs.
The location of the project is at mile point 108.8, which is just east of the Cerro Summit in Montrose County and about 15 miles east of Montrose, Colorado. The project, under contract with Ridgway Valley Enterprises, has an anticipated completion date of mid-October, 2016.
US 50 Montrose County
The Federal Highway Administration- Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), in cooperation with Park County and Pike National Forest, has awarded a construction contract to Kirkland Construction, LLLP (Rye, CO) for the next phase of construction on Park County Road 77 (Tarryall Creek Road). This project is the fourth phase of construction on the Tarryall Creek Road. This segment of the construction is located in the middle of the route, starting south of Tarryall Reservoir, and extending 9.2 miles to the southeast. The project is for full reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway. The primary scopes of work are: roadway excavation and embankment, rockery wall(s), aggregate base, superpave pavement, and drainage improvements. Travelers will experience construction delays over the next 7-8 months. Construction operations have already begun and travelers should anticipate delays throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Town of Buena Vista will break ground on a partnership project to make roadway and drainage improvements along US Highway 24 in downtown Buena Vista on Monday, August 8. The project’s estimated total cost is $5.6 million, supported in part by CDOT's RAMP* access grant of $2 million. The project will address recommendations developed as a result of the Buena Vista US 24 Access Control Plan in March 2014.