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Summer Paving & Chip Seal Work Underway

Crews worked through the searing heat during early June on Oak Creek Grade south of Canon City

Crews with the Fremont County Department of Transportation are spending a full month’s time this summer performing asphalt paving and chip seal projects on various county roads.    Work started the first full week in June paving nearly 1 ½ miles of road on Oak Creek Grade and Forge Road south of Cañon City.   Crews then laid asphalt on ¾ mile of roadway on Ute Street and Rhodes Avenue at the east edge of Cañon City.    Because of budget limitations those are the only roads getting new asphalt overlays in 2016.

Much of the summer road construction work deals with chip and seal projects.   During the last week of June crews put down a new coat of chip seal on County Road 28 which is also known as Road Gulch in the Copper Gulch area.    Chip seal operations will be conducted on County Road 1A south of Cotopaxi during early July.     If weather cooperates the crews will perform chip seal on North and South Broadway through Penrose on July 13th and 14th.

Residents along Oak Creek Grade and in the Dawson Ranch and Wolf Park subdivisions south of Canon City are enjoying new pavement on Oak Creek Grade and Forge Road courtesy of the Fremont County Road Department