Virtual Public Meeting for CDOT's Hwy 285 Projects in Bailey

09 Jun 2020 14:56 #1 by Mountain-News-Events

You are Invited – Virtual Public Meeting Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 6 – 7 p.m.

Please join us in participating in a citizen-involved process to discuss how the safety issues are being addressed.

Register in advance by emailing your email address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 719-948-2815. Once we receive your email address we will send a link for the required registration.

About The Project
U.S. Highway 285 (US 285) continues to experience traffic congestion and crashes due to the increase in motorists that travel the corridor. The Colorado of Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified safety improvements near the town of Bailey.

The US 285 Safety Improvements project is intended to make the route safer for the traveling public, reduce risk for local residents, improve flow through the area, and reduce crashes. The project has two areas of focus:

Section A: northbound US 285 through the town of Bailey
Section B: northbound/southbound US 285 between the interchange at CR 72 and Rosalie Road (approximately one mile)

In addition, safer and more efficient routes as a result of the removal of the traffic signal at US 285 and CR 43A.

Media Contact:
Michelle Peulen
Communication Manager
Region 2
719-562-5514
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Project Facts
Cost: $1.35 million
Timeline: Construction begins fall 2020
Location: US 285 between Mile Point 221 - 226
Contractor: The contractor will be selected following advertising for bid August 2020

Benefits
Safety
  • Decreasing possible crash locations at the intersection of US 285 and CR 43A
  • Free right turns at CR 43A allows for improved traffic flow
  • Increase acceleration lane length to design standard at the interchange of US 285 and CR 72
  • Reduce crossover crashes by installation of median barrier
  • Reduce the potential for rear end crashes by the removal of the traffic signal at CR 43A
  • Decrease travel speed through Bailey
  • Provide deceleration lanes in Bailey
Access
  • Provides safer access points to businesses in Bailey
Travel Times
  • Removal of the traffic signal at CR 43A allows traffic on US 285 to flow through the area removing the traffic backups currently occurring
Goals
Section A
  • Traffic calming through town, and reduce travel speeds
  • Improve local residence safety
  • Allow safer access to local business
Section B
  • Reduce traffic queuing and delay
  • Improve travel time
  • Allow safer access for local residents
  • Reduce traffic crashes
  • Improve air quality
Schedule
Timeline
  • Late June 2020: Digital Public Meeting
  • Summer 2020: Contractor Hired
  • September 2020: Construction Start
  • November 2020: Construction Completion
Goals
  • All work will be completed in one construction season.
  • The majority of work will take place Monday through Friday, however some weekend work may be required to accomplish this goal.
  • All work is weather dependent and subject to change
www.codot.gov/projects/us285-improvements

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09 Jun 2020 17:38 #2 by homeagain
OMG...THIS plan should have been implemented 10 years ago,the 43a light WAS to be taken down,but
Duke Dozier refused the plan...he is NOW off the planet and 285 is CDOT is free to complete THAT portion.
PINE JCT is still a problem...but ,at least there is movement forward.....FINALLY.

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19 Jun 2020 17:13 #3 by Mountain-News-Events
Learn About the US 285 Safety Improvements Project
Colorado Department of Transportation Requests Community Participation through Virtual Event

PARK COUNTY — US Highway 285 continues to experience traffic congestion and crashes due to the increase in motorists that travel the corridor. CDOT has identified safety improvements near the town of Bailey and will be holding a Virtual Public Outreach Event to discuss how the safety issues are being addressed. Community input is important.

Virtual Public Outreach Event
Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 6 – 7 p.m.

Please register in advance at www.codot.gov/projects/us285-improvements .

For the safety of our community during this COVID-19 pandemic CDOT is hosting this July 9 virtual public outreach event through Zoom. Participating in the video call is strongly suggested. You may participate by computer or smart phone. If you don’t have video access please use the phone number that will be provided with registration.

The US 285 Safety Improvements Project is intended to make the route safer for the traveling public, reduce risk for local residents, improve flow through the area, and reduce crashes. The project focuses on:

Northbound US 285 through the Town of Bailey
Northbound/southbound US 285 between the interchange at County Road 72 and Rosalie

Road, approximately one mile

Safer and more efficient routes as a result of the removal of the traffic signal at US 285 and CR 43A

STAY CONNECTED

Project Hotline: 719-948-2815.
Project email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Project web page: www.codot.gov/projects/us285-improvements

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Road conditions and travel information: www.COtrip.org
Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COalerts
See scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html
Connect with us on social media: Twitter @coloradodot and Facebook facebook.com/coloradodot

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07 Jul 2020 10:20 #4 by Mountain-News-Events
Reminder: this meeting is the day after tomorrow, July 9th. Please register in advance at www.codot.gov/projects/us285-improvements

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10 Jul 2020 07:38 #5 by Mountain-News-Events
Email from US 285 Safety Improvements Project:

Thank You
Thanks so much for your time. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to present the US 285 Safety Improvements Project located in the town of Bailey. We may not have been able to get to every question, but please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any additional questions.

We hope you will take the time to provide us additional feedback by participating in the project survey.

TAKE THE SURVEY

If you were unable to attend the presentation it will be placed on the project website by Noon, Friday, July 10. www.codot.gov/projects/us285-improvements

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10 Jul 2020 14:58 #6 by ScienceChic

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22 Jul 2020 22:39 #7 by Mountain-News-Events
From concerned citizens in Park County:

We know there has been a lot of conversation centering on the proposed HWY 285 CDOT plans. Most everyone is in agreement that some or all of CDOT's plans do not seem reasonable or well thought out.
Since it is up to the community to stop this, a group of residents and business owners has formed a coalition to try and stop this project: SAFE 285 (Safe Access for Everyone 285).

To find out all updates and efforts being made to keep 285 safe for everyone please visit:
pcbeacon.wixsite.com/pcbeacon/safe285

This will be the website that is updated with all information pertaining to the plans for 285.

There are two meetings this Friday (24th at 3:00) and Sunday (26th at 12:00). We are hoping to get media attention to the event. Please! Come out and support efforts to make Highway 285 SAFE!!!


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23 Jul 2020 08:38 #8 by FredHayek
Seems awful inexpensive for a CDOT project. I can remember the Jefferson project costing about that much and it was much smaller. Fingers crossed. It is a dangerous section of road mixing highway travel with local.

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