CDOT Working at Mill and Main Next Week

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Media Contact:  Tom Newland, Project Public Information Manager

(970) 927-4645 office, (970) 773-3457 mobile

Nancy Shanks, CDOT Public Relations

(970) 385-1428 office, (970) 749-3579 mobile

April 19, 2012

CDOT Working at Mill and Main Next Week


ASPEN – Crews for the Colorado Department of Transportation traffic signal improvement project will turn their attention towards the Mill Street intersection next week.  Work has already begun at the Aspen and Monarch Street intersections, and consists of boring conduit from the corners of the intersection to the driving lanes, installing detection loops in the driving lanes, and wiring the new signal improvements. 


The project involves work at all of the signalized intersections between the Aspen Street and Galena Street in downtown Aspen. When completed, the traffic lights will communicate with each other providing the optimal signal cycle times for real-time traffic in the corridor. 


TRAFFIC/PEDESTRIAN IMPACTS:  The intersection at Mill Street is the busiest in Aspen and the project will require a lot of activity in the area.  Travelers at Mill Street should be prepared to experience the following conditions within the construction zone:


  • Short traffic stops may occur and will be kept to a minimum;
  • People may also experience temporary lane closures or lane re-configurations as the project progresses. Traffic control will be in place at these areas to guide pedestrian and vehicle movements;
  • Pedestrians should note that while there will be some work on sidewalks business access will be open at all times.
  • Parking will be closed on Main Street and the half-blocks of Mill Street.  The City of Aspen will give 72 hours’ notice of parking restrictions before work commences.

            CDOT and W.L. Contractors greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation while going through the work zone. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone.


            Those with questions or concerns about the project, or who want to receive updates on the project phasing and progress may contact Tom Newland, Public Information Manager for the project, at (970) 773-3457 or at

            Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, visit and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southwest Colorado.                                                                                        

  Tom Newland, Newland Project Resources, Inc.

          PO Box 4815, 417 Original Road

          Basalt, CO  81621

          (970) 927-4645(o) (970) 618-9922(c)


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012