Berthoud Pass project set to start on Monday
July 18, 2008
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin slope repairs on the west side of Berthoud Pass on Monday, July 21. Operations include rock scaling and excavation, seeding and mulching, about four miles east of Winter Park along U.S. Highway 40. This project includes the installation of road closure gates near Mary Jane, east of Winter Park.
Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to noon on Friday. Safety considerations during rock scaling will require traffic stops up to 20 minutes. The speed limit through the area will be reduced to 45 mph.
Tricon 2 LLC of Castle Rock is the contractor for the $299,000 project. Completion is scheduled for late August.
CDOT reminds motorists that information about this and other state highway projects is available on the cotrip.org Web site or by calling 511.
Drivers also are asked to please slow for the cone zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone/advisory signs and flaggers.