31st Street lefts, Ridge Road crossing on CDOT radar
Both projects - one at 31st Street, the other at Ridge Road - will affect traffic to some extent, he said.
One contractor will be hired for both jobs. Once work starts, Watt said CDOT expects completion within “90 working days” - meaning longer than three months.
31st Street. The eastbound left turn lane will be increased from 400 feet to 1,100 feet, he said. Currently, motor vehicles waiting to turn at 31st Street can back up into the highway's through lane during red lights.
Most of the work will occur at night, with the turn lane staying open in the daytime, Watt added.
Ridge Road. Temporary barricades (erected by CDOT for safety reasons last year) will be made permanent. These prevent Ridge drivers from crossing the highway and require them to turn right.
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