Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Press Release - Recovery Act I-25 Resurfacing Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Contact:

Mindy Crane -- (303) 757-9469
Cell- (303) 880-2136

NEW CONSTRCTION PROJECT:
I-25 RESURFACING PROJECT UNDERWAY AS PART OF RECOVERY ACT


DENVER -- This week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a three-mile paving project on I-25 between 6th Avenue and 23rd Avenue. The $5.5 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project rotomills the existing pavement, resurfaces I-25 in asphalt and replaces median barrier and guardrail.


The four-month project will employ private-sector workers in the construction industry allowing Brannan Sand and Gravel Co., the contractor for this project, and its subcontractors to save jobs and create new ones while improving the condition of a poor roadway.


"Last year, we had to reduce the number of paving crews from six to four as well as some supervisor positions," said Rick Donovan, Area Manager for Brannan Sand and Gravel Co. "Thanks to the opportunities now available through the Recovery Act, we have been able to add one paving crew and some supervisors, ultimately hiring an additional ten people."


Throughout the project, motorists can expect single lane closures in both directions of I-25 from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday with a double lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.


During the first couple months of construction, crews will install signage, repair median barrier and conduct other minor work. Rotomilling and paving operations will begin in August and continue through September.


Motorists should also be aware that CDOT has another active construction project on I-25 between Santa Fe and 6th Avenue. This paving project will be underway through the end of July 2009 and will have similar work hours and lane closures. However, this current project will likely be complete before rotomilling and paving operations begin on this second project.
CDOT would like to remind motorists to pay attention to the construction signs and flaggers and to "Slow for the Cone Zone."


Brannan Sand and Gravel Co. is the contractor for this $5.5 million Recovery Act project, which should be complete by early to mid-October 2009.