Road repairs underway on North Surrey Drive
Article and photo by Patte Smith
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) has started work on the west side slope of I-25 along North Surrey Drive, the road that leads into the Surrey Ridge neighborhood from the north.
A spokesperson from CDOT stated that the work involves erosion repair on a large cavity that could have ultimately affected 1-25. The repairs are to ensure the erosion does not jeopardize motorists on the highway.
The project was started in late November and is expected to be completed by early 2015, weather permitting.
Douglas County Public Works has also placed temporary concrete barriers along North Surrey Drive at Stirrup Lane. After the continuous rainfall this past summer, the gully on both sides of North Surrey Drive washed out very close to the edge of the roadway. To protect drivers from the chance of sliding off the roadway in winter, public works put in the temporary barriers until funding for permanent barriers is available.