Four mile road



Four Mile Road construction
Garfield County Engineering oversaw implementation of safety improvements to Four Mile Road (County Road 117) and to Black Diamond Mine Road (County Road 126). They were completed in August of 2014, a couple of months ahead of schedule.


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August 2014 updates
 

Weekly update - August 22-29
Road construction completes on Four Mile Road
Traffic will flow freely without delays on Four Mile Road soon as Garfield County's safety improvement project draws to a close in coming days.

The last week of road construction is expected to be August 22 - 29 for Four Mile Road / County Road 117. Paving operations will begin, and with acceptable weather, should be completed by Thursday, August 28. Paint striping, landscaping and roadside work will continue past this date, but the main traffic operations will be complete.

Two-lane traffic will continue to be allowed overnight from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am to allow for school traffic, but please allow enough time to get through the construction area at a safe speed. There may be occasional maintenance operations, depending on rain. Lanes may consist of rough gravel, so please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.


Weekly update - August 15-22

Two-way traffic will resume this week
This week, August 15 - 22, two-lane traffic will resume from 5:00pm to 7:00am Monday through Friday. This weekend two-way traffic will be in effect but there may be occasional maintenance operations depending on rain. Lanes may be rough gravel, please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.

Road grading and curb and gutter work will complete this week. This project should be completed before labor day weekend.

Weekly update - August 8-15
Retaining wall completed
Construction crews have completed the retaining wall for Four Mile Road. During the week of August 8 - 15 crews will crews are concentrating on road grading and curb and gutter construction. Single-lane operations are in effect, but the traffic lane may alternate between lanes. Dust control operations will be used as needed.

There still may be temporary road closures that can last up to 15 minutes in length at any time, except during peak hours, 7 - 8:30 am, and 4:45 - 6pm. Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.

Weekly update - August 1-8
Rock scaling operations are complete on Four Mile Road
Construction crews have completed rock scaling operations for Four Mile Road. Beginning the week of August 1 - 8 crews will no longer need to implement extended delays at 2 pm. Single-lane operations are in effect. Dust control operations will be used as needed. At the end of the week, retaining wall work will be completed and crews will conduct road grading operations and backfill operations.

There still may be temporary road closures that can last up to 15 minutes in length at any time, except during peak hours, 7 - 8:30 am, and 4:45 - 6pm. Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.

July 2014 updates
 

Weekly update - July 25 - August 1
Rock scaling operations complete this week
Retaining wall drilling work completes the week of July 25 - August 1 on Four Mile Road. Dust control has been increased due to drier conditions. There will be no work the weekend of July 26-27 and single-lane operations are in effect.

Temporary road closures will last up to 15 minutes in length at any time. There will be no road closures during peak hours, 7 - 8:30 am, and 4:45 - 6pm. Longer delays are possible Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for up to 45 minutes each day. Travel before 2 pm or after 3 pm.

Road grading operations will begin this week starting on the north end. Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.

Weekly update - July 18 - 25
Four Mile construction delays minimal, except at 2 pm daily
Retaining wall drilling work will continue till the end of the week of July 18-25 on Four Mile Road. The Black Diamond Mine road and bridge, County Road 126 is open.

Temporary road closures will last up to 15 minutes in length at any time. There will be no road closures during peak hours, 7-8:30am and 4:45 - 6pm. Longer delays are possible Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for up to 45 minutes each day. Residents may wish to avoid delays by traveling before 2 pm or after 3 pm each day.

Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit, and 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.


Weekly update - July 11 - 18

Black Diamond Mine Road completing
Four Mile construction delays minimal, except at 2 pm daily
Retaining wall drilling work is ongoing during the week of July 11-18 on Four Mile Road. All traffic control measures have been removed from County Road 126 as work is near completion on the Black Diamond Mine road and bridge.

Temporary road closures will last up to 15 minutes in length at any time. Longer delays are possible Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for up to 45 minutes each day. Residents may wish to avoid delays by traveling before 2 pm or after 3 pm each day.

Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit, and 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.


Weekly update - July 4 - 11
Four Mile construction causes brief delays, longer at 2 pm daily.
The construction of safety improvements at Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road July 4 - 11 will involve similar traffic impacts to those of the past couple of weeks. Drivers should expect occasional temporary road closures up to 15 minutes in length possible at any time. It is possible 45-minute delays may occur at 2 pm daily. Residents may wish to avoid delays by traveling before 2 pm or after 3 pm each day.

Noise levels may increase over the next week as drilling for the retaining wall has started.

Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit, and 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone..

Weekly update - June 27 - July 4
Four Mile construction causes brief delays, longer at 2 pm daily.
The construction of safety improvements at Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road June 27 - July 4 will involve similar traffic impacts to those of the past couple of weeks. Drivers should expect occasional temporary road closures up to 15 minutes in length possible at any time. Longer delays may occur at 2 pm daily, for up to 45 minutes. Residents may wish to avoid delays by traveling before 2 pm or after 3 pm each day.

Work will cease on the Fourth of July for the three day weekend. 24 Hour single lane operations will be in effect.

All traffic for County Road 126 is being routed over the new Black Diamond Mine Road bridge.

Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit, and 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.

 

June 2014 updates
 

Weekly update - June 20-27
Four Mile construction delays minimal, except at 2 pm daily.
The construction of safety improvements at Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue June 20-27 with temporary road closures up to 15 minutes in length possible at any time. Longer delays are possible Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for up to 45 minutes each day. Residents may wish to avoid delays by traveling before 2 pm or after 3 pm each day.

Crews will continue working on County Road 126 water and electric projects, and are dismantling and removing the old bridge, now that the new bridge on Black Diamond Mine Road is complete.
Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit, and 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and watch for construction equipment in the work zone.

Weekly update - June 13-20
From June 13 to 20 the construction of safety improvements at Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue with temporary road closures possible. From Monday through Friday, closures are expected to occur at 2 p.m. for up to 45 minutes each day. Residents may wish to avoid delays by traveling before 2 pm or after 3 pm each day.

Crews will continue working on County Road 126 water and electric projects and will dismantle the old bridge, now that the new bridge is complete.

Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit, and 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Travelers are advised to respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue.

Weekly update - June 6-13
From June 6 to 13 the project at Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continues with rock scaling and temporary road closures.

From Monday through Friday, closures will occur at 2 p.m. for up to 45 minutes. Residents should plan accordingly.

Crews will continue working on County Road 126 with water and electric projects.

Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit. 24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue!

May 2014 updates
  Weekly update - May 30-June 6
The new bridge on Black Diamond Mine Road/County Road 126 is open. Motorists should still use caution this week though, as the last of the rock veneer is placed on the bridge.

Crews will work Saturday, May 31 on the road project, causing short weekend delays.

Work on County Road 117 will advance with surveying, drilling, and drainage work. Drivers can expect 15-minute closures after 8:30 a.m. and before 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

24-hour single-lane operations are in effect. Please follow the 15 mph work zone speed limit and respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue!


Weekly update - May 23-30
The new bridge on Black Diamond Mine Road/County Road 126 will open Friday, May 23. Here is an update for the construction project for Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road for May 23 to 30.

Crews will not work over the 3-day holiday weekend, and 24-hour single-lane operations will remain in effect. This week construction will include placement of the rock veneer on the new bridge and seeding the landscape.

On Four Mile Road/County Road 117, crews will backfill the retaining wall and continue with drilling operations.

Please follow the posted 15 mph speed limit in the work zone and respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue!


Weekly update - May 16-23

From May 16 to 23, crews continue asphalt paving for the construction project on Four Mile Road/County Road 117 and Black Diamond Mine Road/County Road 126. Workers will also form, pour and backfill the last section of the retaining wall on County Road 117.

Water line and electrical conduit installation is underway, and builders are applying a rock veneer on the Black Diamond Mine bridge. Grass seeding and tree planting on County Road 126 is planned.

Twenty-four hour single-lane operations remain in effect. Please mind the work zone speed limit of 15 mph and respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue.

Weekly update - May 9-16
This week, May 9 to 16, the construction project on County Roads 117 and 126 will include asphalt paving on Black Diamond Mine Road as well as the bridge on Black Diamond Mine Road. Concrete work will continue for the retaining wall on Four-Mile Road.

Crews will be fencing County Road 126 and installing a rock veneer along the bridge on County Road 126.

Be prepared for delays as 24-hour single-lane operations remain in effect and traffic controls are in place. Please respect the flaggers and traffic signals and maintain a work zone speed limit of 15 mph.

Weekly update - May 2-9
In coming days, the bridge on County Road 126 will get a rock veneer, and concrete for curbs, gutters, footers and walls. Crews will continue drilling micropiles, and forming and pouring concrete for a retaining wall.

Crews will drill on Saturday, May 3. As the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue, 24-hour single-lane operations are still in effect and traffic controls are in place. Please respect the flaggers and traffic signals and maintain a work zone speed limit of 15 mph.
April 2014 updates
  Weekly update - April 25-May 2
Road crews continue to make progress on the project at County Roads 117 and 126. Concrete work will continue on footers, retaining walls, curbs and gutters the week of April 25 to May 2. County Road 126 will have drainage pipes installed and there will be trenching for utilities.

There will be work crews drilling on Saturday, April 26. Traffic controls will be in place. 24-hour single-lane operations are still in effect.

Drivers should continue to mind the work zone speed limit of 15 mph. Please respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue!


Weekly update - April 18-25

Construction crews will continue to pour concrete and with ongoing drilling operations on County Roads 117 and 126. Delays are lighter than expected, with most expected delays for April 18-25 only being temporary, an estimated 10-15 minutes long.

Road construction will continue on Black Diamond Mine Road, and utilities will be brought across Four Mile Road, which will be the cause of some of the delays.

Motorists are asked to follow traffic control operations to keep the crews safe. Keep to a work zone speed limit of 15 mph. 24-hour single-lane operations are still in effect. Please respect the flaggers and traffic signals as the safety improvements to Four Mile Road and Black Diamond Mine Road continue.


Weekly update - April 11-18
Continued drilling, concrete pours, earth work and surveying will cause occasional extended delays in the coming week for construction on County Roads 117 and 126.

Motorists can expect delays up to 35 minutes at times Tuesday, April 15 for asphalt milling operations. On Friday, April 18, expect extensive delays of approximately 45 minutes, due to rock scaling and rockfall mitigation. Please plan accordingly for delays April 18.

Crews will work Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13 causing minor delays. Mind the traffic control in place to keep the crews safe. Keep to a work zone speed limit of 15 mph.

24-hour single lane operations are still in effect. Please respect the flaggers and traffic signals.


Weekly update - April 4 - 11

Good morning, this is your construction update for County Roads 117 and 126 for April 4 to 11! This week crews will pour concrete slabs and parapet walls for the Black Diamond Mine Bridge. Earthwork continues as irrigation pipe is installed and backfilled. Motorists should watch for survey crews roadside this week.

There will be some drilling on Saturday, April 5, causing possible delays on Black Diamond Mine Road. Trash service for residents on County Road 126 has resumed as of April 3.

Expect delays due to 24-hour single lane operations. Please respect the flaggers and traffic signals, and stick to a work zone speed limit of 15 mph.
March 2014 updates
  Weekly update - March 28-April 4
Good morning! Construction crews in the 4-Mile and Black Diamond area will brave the changing spring weather to continue excavation and backfill this week. This is the Garfield County report for County Roads 117 and 126 for March 28 – April 4.

Ongoing projects include installation of irrigation pipe and manholes. Concrete work for intake structure to divert the irrigation is also planned this week, as well as concrete work on the bridge.

Earthwork continues on County Road 126. Expect delays with the continued single lane closures and overnight work, and please remember to respect flaggers and the traffic signals!

Weekly update - March 21-28
Twenty-four hour one-lane road closures continue as irrigation pipe is installed during the week of March 21 to 28 for Four Mile Road / County Road 117 and Black Diamond Mine Road / County Road 126.

Traffic lights operate overnight and flaggers are in place in the mornings for daytime hours. Please take extra caution during the transfer periods from lights to flaggers in the morning and flaggers to lights in the evening.

Concrete pouring and drilling noise will occur this week. On Wednesday, March 26, the construction zone will extend to make room for semi trucks delivering girders and an installation crane.

Weekly update - March 14 - 21
Work continues at Four Mile Road / County Road 117 and Black Diamond Mine Road / County Road 126. Here is the Garfield County update for the week of March 14-21. Expect a 24-hour one lane closure starting Monday, March 17 for irrigation pipe work. Flaggers will control traffic during the day and at night a temporary traffic light will be in operation for safety - please obey its signals! Electronic signs are posted at either end of the construction zone to notify travelers on Four Mile Road/County Road 117. Delays can be expected. Concrete trucks will be in operation and surveyors will be working throughout the week. Noise from may be distracting during work hours. Please obey the 15 mph work zone speed limit and drive safely!

Weekly update - March 7 - 14

Please slow to 15 miles per hour in the construction zone at 4 Mile Road / County Road 117 and Black Diamond Mine Road / County Road 126. This is the Garfield County update for March 7-14. Crews are installing a safety screen on the rock wall along the work zone to protect motorists. This week noisy drilling and heavy roadside traffic from concrete trucks and other heavy equipment is occurring. Expect minimal delays with single lane traffic on both county roads. Coming in mid-March...a 24-hour single lane closure with temporary traffic lights. Please closely obey traffic signals during overnight hours!
February 2014 updates
  Weekly update - February 28 - March 7
Single lane traffic will continue in the work zone on both County Road 117 (Four Mile Road) and County Road 126 (Black Diamond Mine Road). Remember to give yourself extra time for travel through the area. Slow down to 15 mph in the work zone. This week you can expect noise from drilling. Please watch for concrete trucks, roadside traffic and heavy equipment. Travel safely and protect the work crews.

Weekly update - February 21 - 28
Look for short delays due to single lane traffic on both County Road 117 (Four Mile Road) and County Road 126 (Black Diamond Mine Road). Construction crews are installing micropiles and abutments for Black Diamond Bridge this week. The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to only 15 miles per hour, so slow down for safety! You'll see roadside traffic and heavy equipment in the work zone. Please give yourself a little extra time and thank you for traveling safely!
 

PRESS RELEASE
February 21, 2014

Construction on County Road 117 (Four-Mile Road) and County Road 126 (Black Diamond Mine Road) is underway

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - Roadway safety improvements on a curve in County Road 117 are underway, and drivers may encounter occasional impacts. Information on delays, lane closures, heavy roadside traffic and increased daytime noise levels at times over the duration of the eight-month project will be available in a number of locations to assist those impacted. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area for safety of themselves, road workers and other drivers.
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Garfield County Sheriff's Office
PRESS RELEASE
April 7, 2014

Work zone speed: a costly mistake
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – If you haven't noticed yet, construction on our highways has begun again. It is happening everywhere in Colorado as well as here in Garfield County as Road and Bridge Crews begin to repair the damage caused by the ice and snow of a long winter.
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