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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Travel Alert: Construction Begins on New Chain up Stations in Park County

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Park County, CO - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will soon begin construction of new chain up station project along Colorado Highway 9 near Alma and Highway 285 near Grant. 

The new chain up station locations will be in close proximity to the locations where the chain law will be in effect. The completed project will also feature advanced warning signs and lighting to improve visibility and wayfinding for drivers. The locations are:

  • Grant Chain Station, southbound CO 285 from MP 208.8 to 209.4
  • Alma Chain Station, northbound CO 9 from MP 72.1 to MP 72.7

Travelers will encounter construction operations Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The majority of the work will be performed off the roadway in the shoulder. Occasionally flaggers will be necessary to guide motorists through the construction zone. 

CDOT is hoping these locations will make the roads safer for all travelers and free up their limited resources, stating, “The chain up stations will create a safe pullout location off the roadway for truckers and travelers to put chains on when the chain law is in effect…and will make it easier for truckers and travelers to comply with the law during icy and snow-packed conditions. The addition of the chain up stations will allow CDOT Maintenance concentrate on snow removal operations instead of mobilizing equipment to move stranded vehicles that have lost traction out of the way of traffic.”  

The project will have a winter shut-down period and is expected to be completed by July 2023. For details and regular updates, please visit CDOT Project Website or call the project information line at 719-367-5148.

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