2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People, Safety

Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

The Gap is the longest construction zone in the state.

“There’s incidents in all construction zones. This one’s just a long stretch of road, and not many interchanges,” said Jori Ernst, CDOT’s Section 10 Superintendent. “So there could be a 4-5 mile stretch where there’s no interchanges.”

To help mitigate issues that pop up in the Gap, CDOT has an operations center in Castle Rock that monitors the traffic cameras throughout the 18-mile stretch.  “This is the first one of its kind in the state, so it’s more or less a pilot program,” said Jerry Mayo, a traffic operations specialist for the Gap project.

The operations center is manned from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the weekend.

Click here for the complete story from KKTV in Castle Rock, Colorado.