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New traffic lights go up in Craig

Staff Report

A new traffic signal pole is lifed into place at the intersection of Highway 13 and U.S. Highway 40 in Craig Friday.

Motorists can expect intermittent traffic stops and delays as part of the Traffic Replacement Project in Moffat County. Travel impacts will continue through mid-July. The traffic stops are necessary for the safety of the traveling public, as crews begin installing traffic poles and mast arms in two intersections of U.S. Highway 40/West Victory Way and at the intersection of Highway 13/Yampa Ave and 6th Street.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Motorists need to prepare for delays of up to 15 minutes, with intermittent traffic stops on U.S. Highway 40. Crews will work on the road from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the schedule below:

July 10 – 13: work at the U.S. Highway 40 and Finley Lane/Mack Lane intersection; and the Highway 13/Yampa Avenue and 6th Street intersection.

Motorists need to prepare for delays of up to 15 minutes, with intermittent traffic stops on U.S. Highway 40. Crews will work on the road from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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No height or width restrictions will be in place. The speed limit will be maintained at the posted limits.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Crews are replacing outdated traffic signals, mast arms, traffic signal heads, and detection equipment at the intersections. The project will improve the safety of roadway for drivers and sidewalks for pedestrians.

Work on this project is expected to continue through summer 2017. Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc. is the contractor for this $1.1 million project.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 1-844-253-3185, Option 2, email the team at CraigTrafficSignal@gmail.com, or visit the project website and sign up for updates at https://www.codot.gov/projects/us-40-craig-traffic-signal-replace. For updates on travel conditions, visit CoTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT's Facebook page at facebook.com/coloradodot.