GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A roadwork project aims to improve the safety and quality of a local highway, but drivers can expect some delays through the area this summer.
The Colorado Department of Transportation launched the new project Monday on Colorado Highway 340 in the Redlands.
Eastbound and Westbound motorists will alternate through the area and can expect a 5 to 10-minute delay. Cyclists are also asked to take an alternate route until the project is complete.
The project, located between Independence Valley Drive and F 1/2 Road, will widen the shoulders and smooth out the roadway for drivers and bikers in the area.
“We are widening the shoulders, doing an asphalt overlay and a couple other improvements, the impact will be that this is the last section of Highway 340 we were waiting for the shoulders. We are aware that there’s a lot of bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadway so this is our last section to really expand those shoulders and make it easier for everybody to be on the road together.” -Elise Thatcher, CDOT
About 200 residents in the area have received details about the project by mail.
CDOT says it hopes to complete the project sometime in late August.