Sunday, July 17, 2005

Highway 9 Construction Update

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is advising motorists to be aware of several highway construction activities in Summit County this summer.

- The Highway 9 reconstruction project in Breckenridge, which will result in a new road base and asphalt surface and a new bridge across the Blue River, will continue throughout the summer. Drivers can expect occasional traffic stops on Highway 9, South Park Avenue, Airport Road and North Park Avenue, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as well as 6:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

A 35-mph speed limit will be in effect through the work zones.A marked detour is also in place for the segment of the Highway 9 rec path that remains closed due to construction.

- The Frisco Interchange project, which aims to widen the ramp to eastbound Interstate 70 in Frisco from one to two lanes, will result in a one-week bridge closure in September. Traffic impacts will be minimal until August.

- An erosion control project will begin along I-70 in August. Drivers can expect lane closures at various locations between the Eisenhower Tunnel and Silverthorne.

- CDOT continues to prepare for future construction along Highway 9 between Breckenridge and Frisco. Crews are doing surveys and geotechnical investigations on the segment between Valley Brook Road and Swan Mountain Road. Construction on that five-mile segment is tentatively scheduled to begin in the summer of 2007, pending approval of Referendum C and D in November.

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