Briefs for April 20, 2013: Colorado Highway 13 work runs through October

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 south of Meeker and north of Rifle will take place from mile marker 25 south to mile marker 22. The project will widen the road’s shoulders to 8 feet, add guardrails and new drainage pipes, and increase sight distance for motorists, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the end of October. No detours are planned, and motorists can expect to encounter alternating lanes of traffic and delays up to 15 minutes. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone, and loads of more than 14 feet won’t be allowed.

The $6.7 million project is funded by the state’s FASTER legislation. The contractor on the project is Old Castle United Companies. For more information, call the project hotline at 970-878-7107 or email SH13meeker@publicinfoteam.com.

VNA provides foot care clinics for older adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides medical foot care clinics for older adults from 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Clinics include consultation, foot inspections and toenail trim. The copay is $20. Call 970-875-1884 to make an appointment.

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