Update: Craig intersections close this week for resurfacing
July 26, 2016
Minor traffic delays are underway in Craig this week as the 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.
Currently, the 400 block of Yampa Avenue is closed. Those wanting to access businesses along Yampa can park in the Mathers' Bar parking lot.
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 Thursday.
"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.
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"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.