Colorado Department of Transportation and Salida will begin construction upgrades at various locations along U.S. 50 and Colo. 291.

Salida will upgrade sidewalks, curb and gutter systems, median patterned concrete, and conduit for street lighting.

Work will take place on U.S. 50 and Palmer Street to Colo. 291 (Oak Street).

The CDOT portion of the project includes work on Americans with Disabilities Act ramps at various intersections on U.S. 50 and Colo. 291.

Work will also take place on U.S. 50 from mile marker 220.48 to 223.40, and at East 15th Street.

Work on Colo. 291 will take place from milemarker 0.0 to 2.24 and locations include Wood Avenue, B, D, E, G, I, L, M, N, and O streets.

Current work does not include a roundabout for the intersection of Colo. 291 and U.S. 50, which has been discussed by CDOT and city council, but is a future project that remains to be planned out, Lady said.

Working hours for the current project will be Monday through Saturday during daylight hours.

Minimal delays to traffic are anticipated, with shoulder closures and single-lane closures throughout the duration of the project.

Pedestrians, cyclists and skate-boarders will not be permitted in construction work areas.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-August.

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