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Jun 4, 2012 3:48 PM by Greg Boyce

Paving project begins on Highway 94

The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun resurfacing a 17-mile stretch of State Highway 94 between Ellicott and Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs.

The project will incluse asphalt paving, new guardrails and work on the surface of two bridges.

Drivers should anticipate delays up to 15 minutes as flaggers alternate eastbound and westbound traffic through the work zone from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, traffic stops will not be taking place during the morning and evening rush hours in the vicinity of Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base. A reduced 40 mph also is in effect through the project area.

"Pavement on this segment of Highway 94 is rated in poor condition, with a minimal service life remaining due to the amount of cracking we're seeing in the current road surface," said CDOT Resident Engineer Dave Watt. "Other than some maintenance paving that's occurred, it's been at least 16 years since the highway's had a full-scale resurfacing."

The $5.7 million project is scheduled for completion in October.

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