Highway 9 construction work continues north of Breckenridge
Lane closures on Colorado Highway 9 north of Breckenridge will continue through the month of May, as construction crews put the finishing touches on a road-expansion project.
The multi-year project, which added two lanes to a 3-mile stretch of highway between Tiger Road and Agape Outpost, started in 2013. Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Tracy Trulove said the project should be complete within a month.
“We’re just cleaning up some of the smaller details of the project,” Trulove said. “It’s really in the wrap-up stages.”
Next week, from Monday through Saturday, left lane closures will continue for concrete repair work in the median. The right shoulder will also be closed for seeding.
During this time, the town of Breckenridge will work with contractor 2V’s Landscape and Irrigation to add landscaping, posts and colored concrete to the Highway 9 median.
The first phase of the project, stretching from Park Roundabout to Valley Brook Street, will add stone walls, trees, flowers, banner poles and hanging flower baskets to beautify the separation between the two directions. The second phase, from Valley Brook to Coyne Valley Road, will also be completed this spring, adding colored concrete to the median with banner poles and ribbons.
The town hopes to complete both phases of the project before July 4, with budgets of $345,000 and $500,000 respectively.
The final portion of the median beautification project, stretching from Coyne Valley Road to Four Mile Bridge, is slated for this fall, with a $450,000 budget.
Drivers may be detoured onto Airport Road or Valley Brook Street during the roundabout landscaping this spring. One-lane closures will continue throughout the summer, with construction set to end before July 4.
In upcoming years, CDOT looks to continue the road-widening project by re-aligning and widening the winding section of Highway 9 through the Iron Springs conservation easement. The project was granted $17.5 million in 2013 as part of CDOT’s Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program.
“They’re two different projects but they’re ultimately connected in that they’re working on that same corridor,” Trulove said. “That’s going to be another monstrously big project in the area.”
For more information on Highway 9 construction work, call 970-423-9822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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