East of Zlaten Drive on Ken Pratt Boulevard (Weld County)

Longmont, ColoradoSep 01, 20140 Comments

Traffic chicane (pavement diversion) over Spring Gulch, presumably created to slow traffic in a construction zone from 55 mph to 45 mph, is overextended going eastbound at the reduced speed where “speeders” are stopped and ticketed. No actual work zone exists in late August 2014 other than well beneath the westbound highway where a pedestrian tunnel and greenway is being built alongside Spring Gulch. This project does not create any hazard at all from the traffic above. Greenway construction workers and equipment are located well below the elevation of the highway. Also, a continuous concrete barrier in the center of the diversion completely isolates eastbound traffic from the work zone downhill from westbound traffic. The speed trap affects eastbound traffic. Work on the highway itself to repair recent flood damage is postponed.

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