Plan back on for road resurfacing |

Plan back on for road resurfacing

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” A plan to resurface 3.5 miles of Highway 82 in the midvalley has been resurrected by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The nearly $3.7 million project will start Sept. 2. The resurfacing will occur between mileposts 17.5 and 21. Elam Construction was awarded the contract.

The project was supposed to start June 30 but was delayed because of a lack of the desired type of asphalt, according to CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks. The project will proceed with a different mix of asphalt that may not be as durable, she said.

The work will continue into October, Shanks said. “Traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the work zones during non-peak periods of traffic,” said a press release from CDOT. “During peak periods of traffic there will not be any construction activities or lane closures.” Work will commence Monday through Friday. The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 35 mph.

The resurfacing work will include a 1-inch leveling course of asphalt, which will be overlaid with another 2 inches of asphalt for the wearing course. The project will also include guardrail and signing improvements, and pavement markings.