CDOT to raise Berthoud Pass speed limit
The Colorado Department of Transportation is changing the speed limit south of the town of Winter Park, and has agreed to speed studies on two stretches of U.S. Highway 40, west of Parshall and west of Granby.
In response to Grand County commissioners’ request for a speed study on U.S. Highway 40 on the west side of Berthoud Pass, CDOT responded by letter dated July 25 that “a study has already been completed based on a previous request.”
Signs will be installed changing the 40 mph speed on U.S. 40 to 45 mph., from milepost 236.45 to 39.30 in the eastbound direction, and from milepost 236.40 to mile post 239.30 in the westbound direction.
The upper portion of Berthoud Pass will remain at 40 mph, and the 55 mph section from the bottom of the pass to the town will not change at this time.
Meanwhile, Region 3 of CDOT has agreed to conduct studies in two areas of Grand County on U.S. Highway 40: The existing 55 mph zone from just west of Parshall at about mile marker 195.9, to just west of the Colorado River Bridge, about mile marker 198.7; and, the existing 50 mph zone from just west of the Highway 125 intersection (mm 209.1) to just west of the Highway 34 intersection outside of Granby. The closure of the Granby Landfill may be one reason for a study in this section.
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