Licensed, insured civil contractors specializing in concrete and asphalt services in the Rocky Mountain region.
Client:Colorado Department of Transportation
Date:May 21, 2012

West Vail Pass Recreation Path

This project is located on the West Vail Pass Recreation Path adjacent to Interstate 70 in Eagle County. It begins north of Interstate 70 (MP 181.9) and extends approximately 8.2 miles to the top of Vail Pass and 1-2 miles into Summit County (MP 190.1). This eight mile section of path is located at elevations ranging from 8,000′-11,000’ and experiences extreme weather conditions that can cause damage to the asphalt at a higher than average rate. The resurfacing portion of the project included approximately 8 miles of a 1-1/2” overlay of the existing path using warm mix asphalt. The work also included resurfacing on Big Horn Road inside the Town of Vail, drainage improvements, striping, signage and traffic control. Columbine Hills Concrete, Inc. was given 25 days to complete the job and the path had to be open to the public Friday-Sunday.

The job was completed on time and received a “Best in Colorado” paving award from the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA)
for Best Special Use Pavement.

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Category: Special Use Pavement Project: I-70 Bike Path

Vail Pass Recreation Trail Project was designed to improve the riding surface, drainage and erosion control adjacent to and under the path; signage and safety and to minimize the maintenance and environmental impacts of the path. This eight mile section of path is located at elevations ranging from 8,000′-11,000’ and thus experiences extreme weather conditions, which often causes damage to the asphalt at a higher than average rate. The resurfacing portion of the project includes approximately 8 miles of an 1-1/2” overlay of the existing path. The 3.5 mile Big Horn Road portion of the project is a 20’ wide overlay. From Big Horn Road, the 3.5 mile middle portion of the project is a 10’ wide overlay. The project was given 25 days to complete and the path could not be closed Friday – Sunday.

Incentives were received on all material and construction quality testing of the 7,415 tons of asphalt – SX 75 PG 58-28 at 20% RAP.The mix was produced by Everist Materials of Silverthorne.

Judges noted the paving uniformity and smooth ride as excellent.

Source: www.co-asphalt.com

 

06/13/2013

Winning Bike Path at 11,000 feet

Congratulations to Columbine Hills Concrete Inc for winning the 2012 Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association award for Best Special Project. The Vail Pass Recreational Trail Project in CDOT District 3 was designed to improve the riding surface, drainage, erosion control, signage and safety while minimizing the maintenance costs and environmental impacts of the path. This eight mile section of path is located at elevations ranging from 8,000′-11,000’ and experiences extreme weather conditions that can cause damage to the asphalt at a higher than average rate. The resurfacing portion of the project included approximately 8 miles of an 1-1/2” overlay of the existing path. The project was given 25 days to complete and the path could not be closed Friday – Sunday. Incentives were received on all material and construction quality testing of the 7,415 tons of asphalt – SX 75 PG 58-28 at 20% RAP and using Evotherm warm mix asphalt technology. The mix was produced by Everist Materials of Silverthorne, CO. Judges noted the paving uniformity and smooth ride as excellent!

Source: Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association

 

Vail Pass bike path gets a makeover from CDOT

One of Colorado’s most popular bike paths — one that climbs all the way to the top of Vail Pass — is getting a much-needed make-over.

On Tuesday, Colorado Department of Transportation crews will begin resurfacing the Vail Pass recreation path from Big Horn Road in east Vail to the Vail Pass summit. Work is expected to finish in early October.

The path was originally built in the 1970s and is popular with local residents and tourists for cycling and walking through summer and fall months, said CDOT spokeswoman Ashley Mohr.

As part of the resurfacing and reconstruction, crews will replace a few damaged culverts throughout the path to help improve drainage, and will pave, shoulder and stripe the path to create a smoother surface for cyclists.

Also, permanent mileage markers and improved safety signage will be installed throughout the project, Mohr said.

Work on the project will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the path will be clear Fridays through Sundays. From Monday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 27, the path will be completely closed to through traffic and flaggers will be present to stop and direct cyclists from entering the work zone.

During the months of September and October, there will be intermittent lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 when crews are working close to the interstate.

Columbine Hills Concrete, Inc. is the contractor of the $875,000 project.
By Monte Whaley
The Denver Post