Craig briefs: State, local partnership key to improving US 6

The Colorado Department of Transportation will advertise a project to prospective contractors in February that will improve U.S. Highway 6 east and west of Edwards. Pending a successful contract award, the much-anticipated project will begin in early spring and last through late fall 2014. The project has a $4.4 million budget, according to a press release.

The improvements will extend from Squaw Creek Road (MP 163.1) to just east of Avon Road (MP 170.2). The scope of work includes the following:

■ Providing a 1.5-inch asphalt overlay to resurface the roadway and improve smoothness.

■ Adding 4-foot (minimum) paved shoulders in areas where a wall is not required to improve safety for vehicles and bicyclists.

■ Paving some of the bus pull-outs.

■ Adding short taper lanes next to bus pull-outs for safer access and improved highway mobility.

■ Constructing a left-turn lane westbound on U.S. 6 at Lake Creek Road.

■ Constructing a sidewalk at the eastbound U.S. 6 Prater Road bus stop.

■ Improving curbs and gutters.

■ Replacing drainage pipes and constructing a sediment trap at Bull Run Road and drainage improvements at Lake Creek Road to eliminate roadway ponding issues.

■ Making Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades at all major intersections.

For information on other CDOT projects statewide, the public may call 511, log onto www.cotrip.org or sign up for project/road condition updates in any given area by going to www.coloradodot.info and choosing the green phone icon in the upper-right corner.

Craig Lions Club will sell Christmas trees

Christmas trees will be for sale starting Dec. 1 in the parking lot on the west side of McDonald’s on West Victory Way. For more information, call Jane Hume at 970-640-5194.

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