Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will be working with a specialty unit of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to perform much-needed repair work to rails that run on U.S. 50 in Delta. The closure is expected to last five days, from Sept. 18-22.
The UPRR will be removing track, grading the ballast, installing the new concrete crossing panels then relaying and testing the track. CDOT crews will then repave the highway on either side of the railroad crossing. A detour will be maintained through the work closing U.S. 50 north of the First and Main intersection and south of the City Market and Ute Street intersection. Local business access will be maintained.
For project updates, visit CDOT's website at www.codot.gov and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.