The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin surface treatment work August 16 along Colorado Highway 96 from the Ordway to Arlington.
The resurfacing project will include asphalt removal and highway resurfacing on CO 96 from Ordway (Mile Point 106) to Arlington (MP 130.6). The project will begin in Ordway at the intersection of CO 71 and CO 96. When crews reach MP 111 in Sugar City, ADA ramps will be replaced at the intersection of CO 96 (Adams Street) and Colorado Street. The construction will conclude at MP 130.6 in Arlington. Work is expected to last until fall 2021. Simon Constructors were selected as the contractor for this project.
"Rural paving on the southeastern plains is one of CDOT's top priorities as part of our 10-year plan," explained Shoshana Lew, CDOT executive director. "CO 96 is an important corridor for agriculture as well as providing residents access to important services including health care and commerce."
The project will improve and prolong the life of the road surface. Work will primarily consist of resurfacing the roadway, using a two-step lifting and resurfacing chip seal process. Work will be done in both the eastbound and westbound lanes for a thirty-mile stretch of CO 96. A smooth road or highway has many important benefits including safety and improved quality for driving experience.
Work will take place during daylight hours Monday through Friday. Vehicles will be reduced to a single-lane, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, throughout the duration of the project. These lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may have up to 15-minute delays. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone. Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone. The project is expected to last until the end of November.