CDOT Begins Wall, Roadway Repairs on Berthoud Pass

Wed June 21, 2017 - West Edition #13

Berthoud Pass
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Berthoud Pass ( photo)

In mid-June, crews began making wall and roadway repairs along U.S. Highway 40 between mile points 244.37 and 248.09 at Berthoud Pass.

This $2.8 million project consists of wall and expansion joint repairs at several locations on U.S. 40. The maintenance-critical project will repair deteriorating walls that reinforce unstable slopes above the roadways, and expansion joints that allow water to flow through and contribute to the wall deterioration.

“Berthoud Pass is an important economic and tourism route in our state, making this project critical to complete,” said Paul Jesaitis, transportation director of CDOT's Denver Metro region. “Our goal is to deliver a project that increases safety and extends the life of the roadway. We're aware that this route is heavily traveled in the summer months, which is why we're committed to keeping one lane of travel open in each direction throughout the project area.”

This project will continue through late 2017, as weather permits.

Travel Impacts

Expect intermittent shoulder and lane closures on U.S. 40 between MP 244.37 and 248.09, with at least one lane remaining open in each direction.

Typical working hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.