Work starts at Aspen’s Main and Mill next week
ASPEN – Crews for the Colorado Department of Transportation traffic-signal improvement project will turn their attention toward the Mill Street intersection next week. Work already has begun at the Aspen and Monarch street intersections and consists of boring conduits from the corners of the intersection to the driving lanes, installing detection loops in the driving lanes and wiring the new signal improvements.
According to a CDOT statement Thursday, travelers at Mill Street should be prepared to experience the following conditions within the construction zone:
• Short traffic stops may occur and will be kept to a minimum.
• People also might experience temporary lane closures or lane reconfigurations as the project progresses. Traffic control will be in place at these areas to guide pedestrian and vehicle movements.
• Pedestrians should note that while there will be some work on sidewalks, business access will be open at all times.
• Parking will be closed on Main Street and the half-blocks of Mill Street. The city of Aspen will give 72 hours’ notice of parking restrictions before work commences.
The project involves work at all of the signalized intersections between Aspen Street and Galena Street in downtown Aspen. When completed, the traffic lights will communicate with one another, providing the optimal signal cycle times for real-time traffic in the corridor, according to CDOT.
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