CDOT to pave Hwy 82 and the Aspen roundabout Tuesday
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday that crews are scheduled to pave damaged sections of Highway 82 on Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m.
In an effort to allow traffic to continue moving through the area during the paving operation, motorists will be put into a head-to-head (two-way) traffic configuration in the eastbound lanes.
Cones will be set up to delineate the flow of traffic into two-way traffic on the eastbound lanes. There will be no westbound access to Highway 82 from Maroon Creek and Castle Creek Roads. Motorists wishing to head westbound will need to first head eastbound into Aspen and then get turned around to go westbound. Delays up to 60 minutes could be expected when the paver enters the roundabout. Crews are expected to be in the roundabout mid-day. The paving is expected to take all day.
Commercial truck traffic and RFTA buses will still be able to utilize Highway 82 although delays can be expected. All other vehicular traffic is encouraged to use the alternate route — Cemetery Lane to McClain Flats Road.
To receive real-time updates about the construction, visit http://www.cdot.gov and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Live road conditions are available at http://www.cotrip.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state.
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