Carbondale entrance night closures come this weekend |

Carbondale entrance night closures come this weekend

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado ” The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that crews will be closing the Roaring Fork River bridge at the intersection of Highway 133 and Highway 82 the nights of Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5.

Closures will start at 8:30 p.m. and will re-open at 6 a.m. the following mornings. The closures are needed to allow for final asphalt paving and pavement markings at this location. CDOT and contractor Sema Construction have scheduled this work to be performed during a low-volume traffic period at night to avoid closing this critical intersection during daytime peak traffic periods.

CDOT is rerouting upvalley traffic to use County Road 154 and CR 109 (Westbank and Hardwick Bridge roads) to access Carbondale from eastbound 82.

Downvalley traffic is advised to use CR 100 (Catherine Store Road) to access the town from westbound 82. Electronic variable message signs and detour signs will be placed to guide motorists to the designated routes. Upon completion of the paving work, traffic will be opened up to the new four-lane configuration on the Roaring Fork River bridge and the double left-turn lane from westbound 82 onto 133 will be opened. This project is nearing completion, and major work is expected to wrap up by late September.

Remaining work includes reclamation of disturbed areas within the project limits and wetlands restoration near the Roaring Fork River.

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