CDOT repaving work continues |

CDOT repaving work continues

SILVERTHORNE – Vexing driving conditions will continue in Silverthorne for about another month.

This week, workers will pave from Third Avenue north to Bald Eagle. Next week, plans call for paving in Dillon north toward the interchange.

The $2.3 million repaving job extends from Silverthorne’s Golden Eagle Road south to Lake Dillon Drive in Dillon. Work began in late July.

Colorado Department of Transportation project engineer Kevin Brown said he is “knocking on wood” the project will be done by Sept. 16, but even he admitted a planned week of paving work in the Interstate 70 interchange area promises to be trying. Brown expects paving of the interchange area – the last phase of work in the project – to start Sept. 9 and end Sept. 16.

“That will be challenging,” said Brown. “We’ll set up some detours and get some extra cops for that. When we’re paving through the interchanges, we’re going to go one lane at a time and try to keep our passes short, but there will be some inconvenience.”

Brown promised, however, that the interchange paving would not replicate the problems that occurred in the area when CDOT crews milled there early this month. Then, traffic in all directions of the exchange was backed up for about 45 minutes.

“That’s not going to happen again,” Brown said.

Unlike some of the milling, paving can’t be done at night.

“Temperatures are too cold,” he said, adding that the plant from which CDOT gets it asphalt doesn’t operate at night.

Jane Reuter can be reached at 668-3998, ext. 229, or by e-mail at

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