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CO82 Construction to Cause Delays This Week

Monday news


As part of “Whole System-Whole Safety” program improvements for the Colorado Highway 82 corridor project, CO 82 westbound/northbound motorists should anticipate significant travel impacts associated with asphalt paving on Monday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, Oct. 2. Delays have typically ranged between 10-30 minutes but can be longer during high volumes of traffic. Plan extra travel time.

On Monday, Sept. 30, during paving operations on CO 82 westbound/northbound in the left lane from Holy Cross to Glenwood Springs city limits, there will be no left turns permitted at the Buffalo Valley intersection (see map below). It is anticipated that this lane closure will be in effect at the Buffalo Valley intersection from approximately 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon).

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, during paving operations on CO 82 westbound/northbound in the left lane from Glenwood Springs city limits to 24th Street, there will be no left turns permitted at the 27th Street intersection (see map below).

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

This schedule is subject to change and is weather dependent.

Saturday 9/28: Milling operations on CO 82 westbound/northbound from Glenwood Springs city limits to 24th Street and paving operations in right lane from Holy Cross to 24th Street

Monday 9/30: Paving operations on CO 82 westbound/northbound in the left lane from Holy Cross to Glenwood Springs city limits there will be No left turns permitted at the Buffalo Valley intersectionBusiness and residential access east of CO 82: Use Co Rd 114 to Co Rd 115 for alternate access. business and residential access west of CO 82: Use 27th Street to S. Grand Ave. for alternate access

Tuesday 10/1: Paving operations on CO 82 westbound/northbound in the left lane from Glenwood Springs city limits to 24th StreetNo left turns permitted at the 27th Street intersectionFor alternate business and residential access, use 8th Street via Midland Ave. or CO 82

Wednesday 10/2: Paving operations in Glenwood Springs city limits

During asphalt operations, motorists should anticipate stretches of lane closures, reduced speed limits and narrowed roads during daylight hours. Construction hours are generally 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and some Saturdays. In order to minimize impacts to the traveling public, there will be no lane closures weekdays during the morning peak for the eastbound/up valley lanes (towards Aspen, 6-9 a.m.) or weekdays during the afternoon peak for the westbound/down valley lanes (towards Glenwood Springs, 3-7 p.m.).

PROJECT INFORMATION

For questions or to sign up for traffic and trail impact updates, please contact public information via email, co82info@gmail.com, or phone, 970-340-4333.

For information about other CDOT projects the public may log on to CDOT'S traveler information website at www.cotrip.org or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

The Granite Lake Fire was detected on September 21 in the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness, approximately 13 miles southeast of Meredith, Colorado. It has been relatively inactive until recent dry, windy weather increased fire activity. Smoke from the fire may be visible from surrounding communities.

The fire resulted from a natural ignition on a steep slope at approximately 11,000 feet in elevation. Wind has pushed the fire across patches of high alpine vegetation and avalanche paths. An infrared flight Saturday evening estimated the fire at 113 acres.

The Granite Lake Fire is in the South Fork drainage of the Fryingpan River above South Fork Pass trail 1940, 2 miles past  the end of Forest Road 504. It is near the center of the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness and is not presently threatening any structures of infrastructure.

Fire managers are using aviation resources to monitor and mana

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