Starting the week of May 10, construction on Colorado Highway 9 near Frisco will resume from last year to complete the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Highway 9 Gap Project.
During Phase 2 of this project, primary work activities will take place between the intersections of Peak One Blvd. and Main Street. A new roundabout will be constructed at 8th Avenue, with a temporary roundabout configuration expected by July 1. Additional work during this phase includes drainage improvements, signal replacement at Main Street, and new/upgraded pedestrian facilities.
Motorists can also expect occasional lane closures between the new roundabout at Peak One Blvd. to Recreation Way as crews complete grading and seeding operations from Phase 1. Major components from Phase 1 are otherwise complete, including the new roundabout at Peak One Blvd., LED pedestrian crossings, overhead street lighting, sound walls, and the pedestrian underpass connecting County Commons to the Frisco Adventure Park.
Travel Impacts and Schedule
- Week of May 10 – construction begins.
- Traffic will be moving through the work zone by a single lane on CO-9 in each direction, with left or right lane closures for the construction season.
- The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph through the work zone.
- Loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone.
- July 1 – temporary roundabout configuration at 8th Ave.
- Northbound left turn onto Granite St. will be closed- access Granite St. will be via northbound left at 8th Ave.
- Weekend and night work may be needed; these activities will be announced in advance
- General working hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00am to 7:00pm and Friday 7:00am to 12:00pm.
- Delays up to 20 minutes can be expected
- Please note that schedules and timelines are subject to change.
Stay Safe in the Cone Zone
When completed, this final phase on the CO-9 corridor between Frisco and Breckenridge will reduce travel times and increase safety for both motorists and pedestrians. The project has an expected final completed date of mid-October 2021. Meanwhile, please be patient and alert to keep yourself, workers, and other motorists safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.
- Do not speed in work zones. Expect delays and give yourself ample time to get where you need to go.
- Expect the unexpected, especially at night, by allowing ample space between you and the car in front of you, anticipating lane shifts, and merging when directed to do so.
- Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
- Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
More information on this project is available at:
To gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: