Commissioners get update from CDOT

By Hank Lohmeyer


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.