Coulson Excavating Co. will begin the resurfacing project of East Elkhorn Avenue the week of May 6. Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will provide maintenance funds to the Town to complete this paving project as a part of the Town's 2019 Street Overlay Program. Weather permitting, the work on Elkhorn Avenue is scheduled for completion prior to Memorial Day weekend.
The work, as stated in the CDOT agreement, will consist of milling and overlaying the top 2.5 inches of the asphalt pavement. The road will be re-striped to the existing layout, and two asphalt loading zones will be replaced with concrete pavement. The project limits for this agreement are from the western edge of the intersection at US 34 and US 36, westward to Moraine Avenue. Funds permitting, the work may extend into the intersection of US 34 and US 36.
The project is not expected to cause any full road closures, though lane closures and detours will be necessary to complete the work. One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions between the intersection of US 34 and US 36 and the intersection with Riverside Drive. Between Riverside Drive and Moraine Avenue, eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Rockwell Street then up Riverside Drive to reconnect with Elkhorn Avenue, and westbound traffic will utilize the existing eastbound lane of Elkhorn Avenue, which was recently patched and will not be repaved. Motorists should drive with caution in the work zone.
For more information including work locations, please contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587 or visit www.estes.org/streetimprovements.