Summit County Highway 9 widening project set to start
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins work this week to widen State Highway 9 between Agape Church and Coyne Valley Road.
In addition to widening approximately three miles of highway from two to four lanes, the project includes new bridge construction over the Blue River, a new roundabout at Fairview Boulevard, access improvements, new storm drainage, improved embankment and erosion control.
Project hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Drivers can expect lane shifts and occasional traffic stops, with delays of about five minutes, while work is taking place, primarily for hauling operations. The work zone speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.
This is a two season project. Current work continues through Nov. 1, shuts down for the winter, and resumes in May 2014. Project completion is expected in October 2014.
The parallel Summit County Bike Path will remain open for bikes and pedestrians. However, occasional stops or a temporary detour may be needed to accommodate construction activities.
“In addition to helping improve traffic flow through Summit County, widening the highway will provide safety benefits for the traveling public,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Grant Anderson. “When it’s completed, traffic congestion and travel time will be reduced, and there’ll be improved access to and from Highway 9.”
APC Southern Construction Co. of Golden, CO is the contractor for $8.4 million project.
Weekly lane closure information about this and other projects is available atcoloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including I-70 West, and Denver to Glenwood Springs (includes Berthoud Pass, US 6/Loveland Pass, SH 9 and SH 82).
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