Highway improvements begin on U.S. 160 Bayfield east to Yellow Jacket Pass


Starting today, Monday, March 23, Colorado Department of Transportation contractor Old Castle SW, Inc., will begin a project on U.S. 160 from mile post 103 in Bayfield east to mile post 117, at the bottom of Yellow Jacket Pass.

The project involves pavement deep patch repair followed by asphalt resurfacing (a one-inch mat to level the surface and an additional three inches of new asphalt). The work will also include the installation of new guardrail. Old Castle was awarded $5.2 million for the project, which will continue through August 2015.

Work will be done Monday through Friday, with hours changing as summer progresses — from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset. Motorists should expect 15-minute delays and single-lane, alternating traffic through the work zone.

For additional information or questions about the project, the public may contact Marty Punchak at (970) 247-2172. Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at https://www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511. To receive project updates via wireless device or e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the  icon at the bottom of the page. The link takes you to a list of items/areas you can subscribe to.