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Hot-in-place asphalt recycling to begin July 9 on area roads


In a communication, Archuleta County Public Works Director Mike Torres explains that Archuleta County Road and Bridge crews will begin performing hot-in-place asphalt recycling on area roads beginning July 9.

Torres states that work will begin with Navajo Trail Drive to Vista Boulevard, followed by work down South Pagosa Boulevard and up North Pagosa Boulevard.

“These asphalt recycling projects will cause delays in travel and residents are asked to drive with both caution and patience,” he states. “Project completion on all roads listed is expected to be by the end of July.”

Gravel and fairgrounds

At an Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session on July 2, Torres stated that, in the next week, the county hopes to prepare County Road (CR) 326 for gravel application, followed by Blue Creek Road and CR 600.

He stated that the application of gravel on these roads will be followed by secondary treatments of magnesium chloride.

The county will then look to apply gravel to Fox Place, Teepee Place and Feather Court, Torres indicated, adding that he expected these projects to be done “relatively quick.”

He also explained that Road and Bridge crews are using milled asphalt from the repair of a section of CR 600 in 2023 to improve the county fairgrounds parking lot and replace the wood chips currently used at the site.

In a communication, Road and Bridge Manager Eric McRae adds that this project is expected to be completed by the end of the Road and Bridge work week this week.