Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes into Aspen on Monday as Colorado Department of Transportation crews pave the eastbound lanes of Highway 82 as they pass through the Maroon Creek/Castle Creek roundabout.
The paving operation, which will supply a long-term fix to a large pothole that developed over the winter and has been treated with temporary fill, will begin at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to be complete by early afternoon, according to a press release from the city of Aspen.
“As busy as Aspen traffic is it’s tough to ever find a good time to get in and make these repairs,” said CDOT transportation supervisor Tim Holbrook. “Our goal is to shore up the asphalt in the roundabout before winter gets here because we know how tough winter conditions are on the pavement in that spot.”
Traffic will be controlled with flaggers alternating traffic around the paving operation. Delays should be expected at both Maroon Creek and Castle Creek roads when the paver is working on the south side of the roundabout, as well as for inbound highway traffic.
Alternate routes into town include McLain Flats and Cemetery Lane roads, as well as the network of paved bike trails around the roundabout.