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Project to Bring New Traffic Signal, ADA Curb Ramps to Downtown Del Norte

April 12, 2018 - April 18 meeting will provide public more project info


DEL NORTE—
On Monday, April 30, crews will start installing new signal lights and upgrading curb ramps at US Highway 160 and Colorado Highway 112 to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Public Meeting

A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Rio Grande County Annex Building, 965 6th St. CDOT Traffic Program Engineer Julie Constan will be on hand to give a short presentation and answer questions.

Schedule & Travel Impacts

  • Work is scheduled to last approximately six weeks.
  • Normal working hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases these hours may be extended.
  • Weekend work also may occur.
  • Pedestrians and motorized-vehicle drivers can expect sidewalk and one-lane closures.
  • Expect travel impacts throughout the project.

Project Info

This new signal work stems from a 2014-2015 study of intersections across Southwest Colorado. Local agencies nominated over 100 locations across the region for the study.

The US 160/CO 112 intersection sees more than 7,000 vehicles per day. Due to these traffic volumes, the town of Del Norte, San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region and CDOT included the US 160 and CO 112 intersection in the study.

"The study analysis determined this intersection eligible to receive safety funding to build a new traffic signal and fulfill CDOT's continued commitment to better accessibility on state highways for all users," Constan said.

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