CO 79 Resurfacing & Irrigation Pipe Replacement

Project Facts

  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Contractor: Asphalt Specialties
  • Timeline: February - July 2020
  • Location: CO 79 south of CO 52 for five miles from MP 19 to MP 24 in Weld County

At the end of January, prime contractor, Asphalt Specialties, will begin preparation in Prospect Valley to repair five miles of road on Colorado Highway 79 just south of Colorado Highway 52. Resurfacing is the priority goal of this federally-assisted project. Road improvements have not been made on this stretch of highway since 1992. In addition, plastic irrigation pipe along this route will be replaced and reinforced with concrete piping at 11 different locations. At times, the road has given way due to compromised piping material.

Specific improvements include:

  • Resurfacing of CO 79 south of CO 52 for 5 miles from MP 19 to MP 24
  • Irrigation pipe replacement in the area.

Work Schedule

  • Mill and overlay is underway on CO 79 south of CO 52 in Pleasant Valley. Impacts include one-lane closures.
  • A pilot car will be managing traffic.
  • Motorists should expect significant delays from dusk to dawn.
  • Also, please note that 10-foot width restrictions are in place for the duration of the project, which goes through July.

Traffic Impacts

  • Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases these hours may be extended.
  • No weekend work is anticipated.
  • 10-foot width restrictions will be in place for the duration of the project. • Single-lane closures.