Work on highway to affect El Jebel traffic |

Work on highway to affect El Jebel traffic

Motorists will be prevented from making left turns onto Highway 82 from the JW Drive/Valley Road intersection in El Jebel Thursday, May 2 and again on Monday, May 6, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The restrictions will accommodate paving work from east of the Highway 133 intersection in Carbonale to the JW/Valley Road intersection, as well as safety improvements at the intersection. Old Castle SW Group, Inc. is the contractor for the $7.1 million project.

The work will also include guardrail upgrades, acceleration lanes at intersection for safer merging in both directions, wildlife fencing along the highway and more.

While turning movements are restricted at JW Drive/Valley Road, signs will be in place directing motorists to use either Catherine Store Road (downvalley) or El Jebel Road (upvalley) as an alternate access onto the highway. On other days, traffic delays and single-lane closures can be expected on Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except during peak commuting hours for upvalley traffic in the morning and downvalley traffic in the afternoon.