Resurfacing finished on Fremont Pass |

Resurfacing finished on Fremont Pass

Paving work on Highway 91 between Copper Mountain and Fremont Pass is now complete, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced this week.

Three miles of Hwy 91 were paved last year and an additional nine were resurfaced over the last month. Shoulders were widened to 2-4 feet along some narrow sections of the roadway to improve safety conditions for cyclists and vehicles as part of the $3.7-million project. A bridge at the Interstate 70-Hwy. 91 interchange was rehabilitated and two stone basins were constructed to collect sediment, according to a statement from CDOT.

The project began in August, 2011.

Crews still need to install approximately 5 miles of guard rail, new rumble strips and signs and striping.

Work will continue 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, but will only require short distance lane closures and delays are not expected to exceed 10 minutes, according to the statement.

– Daily News staff report

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