A Colorado Department of Transportation map

A Colorado Department of Transportation map shows the area, between the black lines, where crews will be working on U.S. 50 until October. A&S Construction will construct slow-vehicle and passing lanes in the area and make improvements to drainage, guard rails and fencing.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work today near Howard on U.S. 50 in western Fremont County.

Work will take place from mile marker 232.3 west of Howard to mile marker 237.4 east of Howard during daylight hours Monday through Friday.

Crews will install slow-vehicle turnout and passing lanes both eastbound and westbound.

Additionally, crews will make drainage, guardrail and fencing improvements.

Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph, and motorists should expect delays during the scheduled work hours, shoulder closures and lane closures.

Although night work and weekend work are not anticipated at this time, width restrictions of 10 feet will be in effect 24 hours a day.

Work is expected to be completed by October, barring weather and/or shipment delays.

Partial closures of U.S. 50 will be in effect until October.

The project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System. Whole Safety.” initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public, a press release stated.

Construction of the slow-vehicle turnout will provide space for slower vehicles to pull safely off the traveling lane, while the additional passing lanes will offer opportunities for faster vehicles to safely pass slower-moving traffic.

The project was contracted to A&S Construction for $4.173 million.

For more information contact 970-755-0997, us50fremontcounty@gmail.com or visit the project website, codot.gov/projects/us-50-enhancments-southeast-of-salida.

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