This article describes a non-stop 48-hour half-million dollar, 0.9 mile detour construction project that involved 115 men, almost as many pieces of equipment, large amounts of materials, and a high-speed system of communication, scheduling, and cooperation. Colorado Highway officials and contractors figured the structural design of the detour, which included 10 inches of base course, 5 inches of asphalt, and 460 feet of steel pipe. The grading and paving and embankment construction are briefly described. The equipment used is also briefly described. The cooperation of the contractors, the law enforcement officers and state employees was crucial to the success of the operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Asphalt Institute

    2696 Research Park Drive
    Lexington, KY  United States  40511-8480
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Asphaltnews
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2001 12:00AM