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Highway 160 construction update

Posted: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2012

ALAMOSA COUNTY – Work on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s project to improve US Highway 160 by widening from the Alamosa/Monte Vista County Line (Mile Marker 222-County Road 6E) to County Road 103 (Mile Marker 226) will be stopped for the winter season beginning Monday, December 31.

The silt fence is in place and fencing project complete. The shoulder reconstruction portion of the project began on Monday, November 5, and the grubbing portion was completed prior to frost set.

The project, which began July 30, includes the following improvements: construction of 4- 12 foot lanes, 16’ median and shoulders, fencing, and paving.

The project will resume in March 2013.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and APC Southern Construction Company of Golden would like to thank motorists for their patience during the first phases of construction and let them know that all travel restrictions will be lifted by Monday, December 31.

The project information line is (719) 849-0678 or by e-mail at jlopez@apcsouthern.com. To help motorists plan their travel, CDOT offers an e-mail and text message service to provide updates on road conditions, construction projects and other CDOT news. Signing up to receive updates is easy and free (standard text messaging rates apply). Visit our website at www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in upper right corner entitled “Sign up for Email and Wireless Alerts.” Travelers can also call 511 from anywhere in the state, or log onto http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/active-construction-projects to view CDOT’s lane closure reports and statewide construction map.

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