US 6/North Avenue Resurfacing

Work this Week
October 24 - 29
  • The current work zone stretches from I-70B to to 1st St. Project work hours will be changing to 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. when paving operations begin. Paving operations are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 26. All work is weather dependent.
  • Trench drain work has begun on US 6/North Avenue at the intersection of 29 ¼ Rd. In order for the concrete on the drain work at this location to cure, 29¼ Rd. will stay closed through the weekend and into early next week. Vehicles looking to visit the Collision Center or Satellite Store at this location should use Orchard Ave. to 29 ¼ Rd.
  • Asphalt milling continues on US 6/North Ave.
    Work continues on median covers on the west end of the project as well as sign installation. In locations where signs are being installed there will be right lane closures.
  • The team continues to encounter drivers not slowing through the work zone. Also, motorists are encouraged to be respectful and not cut through businesses to circumnavigate the construction work. Please be aware of workers in the “cone zone'' and be respectful of their safety.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies will begin a resurfacing project, on US Highway 6/North Avenue between 1st St. and I-70B (Mile Points 30-34), the week of May 22. Improvements will take place along this section of highway at night in an effort to not impact businesses and when traffic volumes are lower.

The work includes access improvements with raised median curb replacement and installation, ADA ramp construction, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. Also, full width overlay paving of this four mile stretch of highway, traffic signal conduit improvements as well as drainage, signage and striping. Once complete, the project will improve the drivability for motorists on this busy thoroughfare in Mesa County. Work is anticipated to end in mid November.

Work Schedule

  • Work is scheduled Sunday-Friday, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • Motorists should expect minimal delays through the work zone. The posted speed limit through the work zone is 30 mph.
  • One lane of travel in each direction will always be maintained, the through lanes will be the outside travel lanes on North Avenue while median construction is being performed.
  • Some limited daytime work is possible.
  • Drivers should anticipate some restrictions to left hand turn movements within the work zone.
  • There is a 10’ width restriction in place for freight and commercial vehicles. Freight and CMV are encouraged to use alternate routes around the project limits.
  • Utility work in the area is ongoing and will be taking place throughout the day.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $9.2 Million
  • Contractor: United Companies
  • Timeline: May - November 2022
  • Location: US Highway 6/North Avenue between 1st St. and I-70B (Mile Points 37-46)