CDOT forecasts busy summer of construction |

CDOT forecasts busy summer of construction

Colorado highway officials have announced construction plans for more than 100 miles of highways in the northwestern corner of the state, at a cost of more than $100 million.

That projects list includes $37.5 million worth of road work being done in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties, according to a list issued by the Colorado Department of Transportation on Tuesday.

The projects in the area include:

• Safety improvements to two miles of State Highway 13 near Meeker in Rio Blanco County, $4.9 million, complete in November.

• Construction of the West Parachute Interchange on I-70, $8.1 million, complete in August.

• Concrete paving along seven miles in Glenwood Canyon, $2.7 million, project completed.

• Paving along nine miles of I-70 between Dotsero and Gypsum, $8.7 million, complete in September.

• Shoulder widening and paving along five miles of U.S. Highway 6 between Eagle and Wolcott, $2.1 million, complete in August.

• Signal improvements along three miles of Highway 82 near Aspen, $675,000, complete in June.

• Paving and signal work on nine miles of Highway 82 near Basalt, $6.9 million, complete in October.

• Rockfall mitigation on six miles of Highway 133 on McClure Pass, $3.5 million, complete in November.

“We will have a significant number of much-needed projects under way this summer in our region of the state,” said CDOT’s David Eller, director of Region 3.

He said the projects will have “hundreds of men and women hard at work in construction zones.”

More information is available from the CDOT website, or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state.