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Work to Begin on Highway 9 on May 11

CO Highway 9 Widening Between Frisco Main Street and Peak One Drive

What Work is Being Done?

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in cooperation with SEMA Construction, plans to begin construction on CO 9 near Frisco the week of May 11. Construction limits and traffic impacts are expected from Recreation Way to Main Street, which is approximately mile post (MP) 94.8 to 96.15. Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays during construction. Speed limits during construction will be reduced to 35 mph.

This project will improve safety and access to CO 9 by widening the highway to four lanes, providing a pedestrian underpass between the Peninsula Recreation Area and the County Commons, installing noise walls along Water Dance and Frisco Bay Townhomes, building roundabouts at existing Water Dance Drive and 8th Avenue intersections, rebuilding the CO 9 southbound free right turn lane onto Main Street, replacing signals at Recreation Way and Main Street and drainage improvements throughout the corridor. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 11 and be completed by mid-October 2021. Construction will shut down for the winter from November 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021. SEMA Construction is the prime contractor for this $14.14 million project, which will complete the corridor expansion to four lanes between Frisco and Breckenridge.

Why is the work being completed?

This project is part of CDOT’s “Whole System. Whole Safety.” initiative aimed at enhancing safety for Colorado’s traveling public. The highway widening and intersection improvements will provide increased capacity, reduced travel times, as well as safer intersections and crossings for motorists and pedestrians.

When will crews be working?

Work will take place Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 7:00pm and Friday 7:00am to 12:00pm (noon). Weekend and night work are expected as well. Night work will be announced in advance.

Travel Impacts

  • Mid-May: crews mobilize and bring in equipment and set up work zone signage.
  • Late May: expect lane closures as crews begin preparation work at the pedestrian underpass.
  • April – August 2020: all traffic will be realigned to the current NB lanes of CO 9. Crews will work on the new SB lanes of CO 9 from Recreation Way to 8th Ave.
  • August – October 2020: all traffic will be realigned to the newly constructed SB lanes of CO 9. Crews will work on the new NB lanes of CO 9 from Recreation Way to 8th Avenue.
  • June – August 2020: anticipated travel impacts at Peak One Boulevard / Water Dance Drive intersection with CO 9 as crews begin work on the new roundabout.
  • November 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021: winter shut down, no work anticipated during this time.
  • Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays during work periods.
  • General working hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00am to 7:00pm and Friday 7:00am to 12:00pm (noon)
  • Weekend and night construction are expected as well. Night work will be announced in advance.
  • Additional information will be issued prior to construction starting in May 2021.

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