Cattle Creek delays to get longer |

Cattle Creek delays to get longer

Construction on the Colorado 82 intersection at Cattle Creek will have extended closures and delays starting Friday and continuing through Aug. 3.

Garfield County is constructing new acceleration and deceleration lanes at the intersection, with the project expected to be complete at the end of August.

Drivers should expect the usual weekday lane closures and flagging operations, in addition to closures on Saturday, July 30. Below is a list of dates and expected closures.

Friday, July 29: Regular weekday lane closures and left turn lanes closed, 9 a.m.–all day.

Saturday, July 30: Regular weekday lane closures with typical delays and flagging operations.

Monday, Aug. 1: Regular weekday lane closures and left turn lanes closed, 9 a.m.–all day. (Left turn movements will be closed minimally.)

Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Wednesday, Aug. 3: Regular weekday lane closures and left turn lanes closed, 9 a.m.–all day. Bicycles may not cross Highway 82 during paving. The gate from Rio Grande Trail will be locked. Please use an alternate route.

Regular weekday lane closures are single lane closures from 5:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., excluding peak times (6-9 a.m. upvalley, and 3-7 p.m. downvalley).

There will be no left turn onto Colorado 82 from Cattle Creek Road and no left turn from eastbound Highway 82 onto Cattle Creek Road.

Alternative routes:

To access Cattle Creek Road from eastbound 82, use County Road 114 (Spring Valley Road) and travel southeast to enter Cattle Creek Road from the east side. From Cattle Creek Road to go south on Highway 82, travel east on Cattle Creek Road to Crystal Springs Road or Catherine Store Road and return west to Highway 82.

Speeds in the construction zone are 40 mph during daytime construction hours, and 50 mph when no lane closures are present. The county warns that officers may be present at any time, and fines are increased in work zones even when work is not occurring.

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