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Edison Street (US 34) in Downtown Brush Now Open After Major Reconstruction

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BRUSH – Edison Street (US Highway 34) through downtown Brush opened today after a nine-week closure for major road work. The Colorado Department of Transportation and the contractor team led by Martin Marietta were able to expedite work while the road was closed and eliminated at least two months of construction impacts in downtown Brush. Four city blocks between Custer Street and Colorado Avenue were reconstructed from the sub grade up with new concrete.

“We really appreciate our partnership with the City of Brush. By combining our road reconstruction work with the City’s waterline replacement project, we were able to complete both projects in a single season instead of having to impact downtown for two consecutive summers,” said CDOT Regional Transportation Director Heather Paddock. 

Drivers may notice a temporary driving surface on westbound Edison Street approaching Colorado Avenue. CDOT is working with a private utility to lower a gas line. Once the conflict is resolved, the contractor will place the final pavement while maintaining traffic on Edison Street. Intermittent lane closures are possible for several weeks for finishing work.

The work in downtown Brush is part of the Interstate 76 and US 34 resurfacing project.

Since early April 2020, the contractor team has milled and paved back the right lanes of I-76 and all ramps connections in two separate work zones near Fort Morgan and Brush. Traffic is now on new pavement while work is underway in the left lane. Before paving started, repairs were made to several I-76 bridges. New guardrail and bridge railing are also part of the project. All I-76 work is expected to be finished in 2020.

More than 40 curb ramps have been upgraded on US 34 in Fort Morgan and Brush. Bridge repairs are complete at three locations. Martin Marietta has also started paving US 34 between Fort Morgan and Brush. Once I-76 paving is complete, crews will move to US 34 between I-76 and Acco Road in Fort Morgan to place an asphalt overlay.

Weekly construction updates are posted on the project website for each of the active work zones.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

CDOT and contractor partner, Martin Marietta, are resurfacing I-76 at two separate work zones near the cities of Fort Morgan and Brush: 

  • I-76 from west of Colorado Highway 144 (mile point 78.2) to east of Barlow Road (MP 82.9)
  • I-76 near US 6 east of Brush (MP 90.8 to 92.3)

This project also includes asphalt pavement rehabilitation along most of US 34 from I-76 to CO 71 south. Major concrete work in downtown Brush is now complete.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

Sign up for updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-76-us-34-fort-morgan-brush-resurfacing. For information on travel conditions visit COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

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