Hwy. 82 Retaining Wall Project
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that on Monday, March 27th, the CO-82 wall repair project will begin. This is a 5-month retaining wall repair project on westbound CO-82 from mile point 33 to mile point 31. The project area is just east of the Pitkin County Landfill.
Crews will begin the project by excavating the project area and begin replacing and repairing a section of retaining wall on CO-82. Additional construction activities will include shotcrete, concrete coping, concrete stain and guardrail repair. Traffic control will be in place from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
From 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, westbound CO-82 will be reduced to one-lane with a reduced speed limit of 35 mph. Weekend lane closures are possible for the duration of the project. Additionally on westbound CO-82, the right shoulder will be closed from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a reduced speed limit of 40 mph.
Bicycles & Pedestrians:
Bicycles and pedestrians are prohibited in the work zone. Cyclists and pedestrians should utilize the Rio Grande Trail for eastbound and westbound access to the Roaring Fork Valley and RFTA bus stops.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the project information line or send an email to the project email address below.
Project Hotline Call or Text: 970-618-3741
CDOT is also reminding motorists to consult the department’s traveler information tools:
- Call 511 anywhere in Colorado for periodically updated road conditions;
- Visit www.cotrip.org
- Follow CDOT on Twitter and Facebook (though the latter will not provide the most up-to-date news and conditions).