GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor TK Construction began work Thursday on a two-phase project to replace the span-wire signals at the Sixth and Laurel intersection.
The $257,000 project involves installation of four new traffic signal poles, one pedestrian signal pole, six mast arms (horizontal supports for signal heads), new pedestrian signal heads and a new controller cabinet.
The first phase, to be complete by Friday, Jan. 18, will consist of drilling for conduit placement and boring holes, and constructing the pole and controller cabinet foundations. In the spring, likely March, crews will finish the project by installing the poles, mast arms and signal heads.
"The existing span wire signal is in critical need of replacement and has been hit several times," CDOT project engineer Bill Crawford said. "We are currently using temporary signal heads to keep it running. Incidentally, the new mast-arm signal will also look much nicer."