Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation gave their annual report on activities to the Delta County Commissioners on Oct. 3.
CDOT spent just over $1 million on maintenance in Delta County last year. Top on the list of those activities was snow and ice removal costing $430,231. CDOT also spent $270,780 on roadway surface maintenance and another $121,911 on roadside facilities, according to the report provided to commissioners.
Projects at various stages of planning or execution by CDOT include:
• Ongoing treatment of pavement dips along Highway 50 north between Delta and Whitewater caused by expansive soils conditions along the route.
• CDOT and Delta County are currently cooperating on an access plan for Highway 92 across Rogers Mesa. It is a prelude to engineering work for safety improvements that will include turn lanes and other features. No dates for construction were given.
• CDOT also has a beautification project in Cedaredge and a safety improvement project at the intersection of Highway 50 and 92 in Delta on its list.
• $1.1 million is budgeted for culvert repairs on Highway 50 and Highway 348.
Listed as goals for CDOT are:
Replacement of the median structure on Highway 50 at the railroad crossing in Delta; continue to patch the road dips on Highway 50 spending $150,000 per year on the work; and building up shoulders on Highway 92 between mile posts 16 and 18, and between mile posts 33 and 35.