Craig intersections scheduled for resurfacing |

Craig intersections scheduled for resurfacing

Patrick Kelly

Minor traffic delays can be expected on Victory Way next week as Colorado Department of Transportation performs maintenance on three intersections in Craig.

Intermittent closures for rotomilling will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday at Yampa Avenue and Victory Way.

On Wednesday, crews will work on the intersection at Victory Way and Finley Lane before moving onto its final intersection Victory Way and Green Street on July 28.

“We grind up the asphalt, take up an inch-and-a-half to two-inches off and then resurface it,” CDOT’s maintenance foreman for the Craig area Todd Weber said.

Resurfacing is scheduled for the first week of August but Weber said his crews might try to get the job done immediately after rotomilling.

“After we rotomill one location, it may be the following day when we pave it back,” he said.

Weber said he hopes to accommodate traffic and avoid having any hard closures of the intersections.

“We’ll try to get traffic through and if we have to detour them for a little bit, we’ll detour them,” he said. “There may be some five minute waits.”

Parking on the street is not allowed during the scheduled phases.

CDOT Region 3 Communications Manager Tracy Trulove said maintenance teams identify areas where the lifespan of the highway is exhausted before initiating repair projects.

“It’s really based on the patrol having familiarity with the area about that section needing work,” she said.

The timing of the project is reliant on when CDOT equipment that is shared statewide can be made available to work crews in Craig.

“It’s always kind of tight on the timing and if we’ll get it in our possession,” Trulove said.

The lack of consistency with access to equipment creates a sense of urgency with CDOT maintenance crews.

“They really try to crank out the work they need to get accomplished in that timeframe,” Trulove said.

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