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US 34 ADA Curb Ramp Improvements begins in April

March 31, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado

WASHINGTON AND YUMA COUNTIES — Beginning in April, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve pedestrian walkways with the installation of American Disabilities Act curb ramps at various locations throughout Washington and Yuma Counties, specifically in the cities of Wray and Yuma and the towns of Akron and Otis. Work will begin in Akron and once completed will move east to Otis, Yuma and Wray. 

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“Improving the sidewalks and curb access in eastern Colorado greatly improves multimodal access,” said Regional Transportation Director Heather Paddock. 

CDOT’s Executive Director Shoshana Lew agrees. “Complying with ADA standards will make certain all members of the community—whether on foot, wheelchair or bicycle—can easily and readily use highway crossings and intersection crosswalks.”

Traffic Impacts

Anyone traveling this corridor can expect throughout the project:

  • Construction work Monday through Friday, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Occasional single right lane closures.

  • Sidewalk closures at some locations for pedestrians.

Project Information

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely, and our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.