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CDOT to improve CO 14 between Briggsdale and New Raymer starting May 4

April 30, 2020 - Northeastern Colorado

MORGAN COUNTY — On May 4, Colorado Department of Transportation will begin milling and paving on Colorado Highway 14 between Briggsdale and New Raymer from mile point (MP) 194.14 to MP 202.80. 

Crews will first mill the roadway surface, then repave, followed by striping the roadway. This project was awarded to Simon Contractors. 

This project will improve safety by replacing worn stretches of asphalt, reinforcing asphalt along the roadway, and installing rumble strips along the shoulders of the road. 

PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • This project is scheduled to begin May 4. Work is expected to be completed by July.

  • Regular work hours will be Monday – Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • All motorized vehicles should expect travel impacts throughout the construction of this project. 

  • Flagging operations will be in effect. Motorists should be aware of lane closures and lane shifts.

  • Speed reduction to 40 MPH will be in effect. Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

  • 16-foot width restriction in place.

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PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Project Phone Line – 970-235-2158

  • Project email – [email protected]com 

  • Project website – https://www.codot.gov/projects/co14-paving-briggsdalenewramer 

  • Sign up for weekly project updates - Please log onto the project web site and click on the Alerts information on the Move, to “Subscribe to Project Updates.”

  • For information on travel conditions, visit COTrip.org. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

COVID-19

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has promulgated guidelines for construction activities. Gov. Polis announced an emergency, temporary stay-at-home order for all of Colorado, which went into effect Thursday March 26. With this order, the public is urged to #DoYourPartCO and avoid all nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.

  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.

  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.

  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.

  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.

  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.

  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.

  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.

  • Be patient!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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