Project to cause delays on Highway 131 |

Project to cause delays on Highway 131

Daily staff report

EAGLE/ROUTT COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation is under way on a drainage and culvert improvement project on State Highway 131, which will span from mile post 3 in Eagle County to mile post 37.7 in Routt County. Altogether, seven culverts will be repaired or replaced.

“The new culverts will greatly help improve drainage on the highway and throughout the surrounding area,” said Project Engineer John Kronholm. “Altogether, we will improve two culverts in Eagle County, at mile post 3 and mile post 5, and five in Routt County between mile post 36.42 and mile post 37.70.”

Work will typically take place on the project Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The highway will be reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic, which will be directed by flaggers. The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone to 35 mph until further notice. Motorists are urged to allow an extra 10 minutes of travel time.

The project, which began this month, is contracted to Johnson Construction, Inc. for $1 million, and is scheduled for completion in September.

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