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Press Release - Concrete Repairs Begin on C-470

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 9, 2009


Contact:

Mindy Crane -- (303) 757-9469

Cell -- (303) 880-2136


CONCRETE REPAIRS BEGIN ON C-470 THIS WEEKEND


DOUGLAS/JEFFERSON COUNTY-- This weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin the concrete repairs on C-470 between I-25 and Santa Fe Drive as part of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project. The $32 million project will repair nine miles of C-470 and then pave the entire length in asphalt. Concrete repairs will also be made along 26 miles of the C-470 bike path between I-25 and I-70.


Crews will begin the concrete repairs on the westbound lanes first and then continue onto the eastbound lanes. Throughout the project, work will take place on the weekends with only one lane of westbound or eastbound C-470 open from 8 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Monday. The lane closures will be in place in specific areas of C-470 and not the entire project length.


"By working weekends, we can get more work accomplished than we could in five nights and we improve safety and quality," said CDOT Project Engineer Scott Smith. "We will have crews working night and days over the weekend in order to keep the project moving and get the work accomplished as quickly as possible."


Since this is the first week of work on C-470, crews will not work the entire weekend. Instead, one lane of westbound C-470 in various locations between I-25 and Santa Fe Drive will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. There will also be shoulder closures on C-470 between I-25 and Santa Fe Drive from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The weekend lane closures will be in place every weekend, except holiday weekends, until December 2009 or until inclement weather becomes an issue. Once inclement weather returns, the project will shut down for the winter and resume work in the spring of 2010 with the same weekend hours.


Major repairs of the C-470 bike trail will likely begin in August at Rooney Road and move east to I-25. Weekly closures of the bike trail will be required, but access around the work zone will remain open and bicyclists will be asked to dismount from their bicycles to get around the work zone. In addition, there will be daily shoulder closures on C-470 so crews and equipment can access the bike trail.


Castle Rock Construction Co. of Centennial, CO is the contractor for this project, which is scheduled to be complete in July 2010.


In all, Colorado will receive more than $400 million for transportation projects and $103 million for transit projects.


For a list of CDOT's Recovery Act projects, visit www.dot.state.co.us/arra.