Downtown Salida Intersection Improvement Project
Coming Down the Home Stretch
SALIDA – While initial projections estimated a finish date of October 20 for the downtown Salida intersection improvement project, crews are working hard to complete the construction despite some extra challenges that presented themselves.
“When you’re reconstructing an old road and waterline, you’re bound to run into unexpected issues,” said Mike Trujillo, project superintendent for Technology Constructors Inc., CDOT’s partner on the project.
In addition to accommodating an already planned festival back in September and not closing the road sooner, the construction team also encountering problems with an old waterline.
According to Trujillo, “The longest delay came while installing the caissons, the support structures for the mast arm poles, when an unexpected large amount of rock was unearthed.”
The new completion date is expected to be November 14 with the next couple of weeks focusing on asphalt overlays, concrete pavement and final stripping.
UPCOMING TRAFFIC IMPACTS:
NO PARKING STARTING NOV 6: For the week of November 6, there will be no parking on CO 291 from E through G streets in order to complete milling, asphalt overlays and striping of the new parking stalls. Businesses should plan accordingly for deliveries and/or use alleyways. For further help with business access during this time period, please call the public information line at 970-946-1935.
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