Of course, we want the roadways in better condition, but we don't like the slowdowns due to the road construction. But as the weather is getting nicer it's not shocking to hear of more construction projects getting underway. And the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is giving us all the details regarding a new project that begins this week between Grand Junction and Delta.

CDOT is working with Elam Construction on this $13.5 million dollar project that will take place on US 50 beginning at mile marker 47.6 and will continue on for 16 miles going until Mile Point 64.5 in Delta.

Motorists Need to Be Extra Careful in This Construction Area

CDOT is giving a warning that all motorists should plan on Monday through Friday crossover installation that will run from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Drivers need to be aware that reduced speed limits are planned in work areas.  Also, beginning the week of May 17 there will be a new 12-foot width restriction for vehicles traveling on US 50. This project has an estimated completion date of sometime in November of 2021.

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What Exactly Will Work Crews Be Doing For This Construction Project Between Grand Junction and Delta

This project will be to make a much smoother road surface and eliminate ruts within the roadway. The plan is to lay down a 2" asphalt overlay and install guardrails that will meet the new safety standard requirements. This overlay should add 10 years of life to the current highway.

All motorists that take US 50 will really enjoy the final product once this project is completed. But remember to take it slow over the next 6 months as crews are just trying to make the road more comfortable for you to drive on.

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