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Fremont Road Crews Starting 2014 Chip Seal Work

County trucks will apply a coating of oil before laying down road chips on the roadway

The Fremont County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) advises motorists that crews will begin work this week on the Department’s annual chip sealing program of roads.   This week…. from July 8th through next Monday, July 14th crews will perform a chip and seal project on Copper Gulch Road.  The work includes County Road 28 and County Road 3 from the junction with US Highway 50 extending south to mile marker 14.5.    This is the final section of Copper Gulch Road to get a chip seal application which has been completed in sections over the past four years.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15th & 16th crews will do a chip and seal project on Grand Avenue in Lincoln Park extending from 9th Street east to Ash Street.    On Thursday, July 17th the chip and seal will be applied to Ash from Colorado Highway 115 south to Pinion Avenue.    Crews will then move to ‘K’ Street in Penrose on the afternoon of July 17th applying chip and seal between 3rd and 4th Streets.

FCDOT Director Anthony Adamic said the work schedule may vary depending on weather conditions.   He asks that motorists plan accordingly in those work areas to either choose alternate routes or be prepared to encounter delays or detours.

Following the chip and seal applications county road crews will return to the same roadways on July 21st and 22nd to apply a fog seal coating to the road surfaces.    Painting of the roadway striping will take place in late July once the fog seal is allowed to cure.

The Fremont County Transportation budget for 2014 includes just over $217,000 for chip and seal roadway improvements.   That’s more than double the county was able to invest in chip-seal improvements in 2013.