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Basalt is currently undergoing some construction headaches due to the start of the HWY 82 underpass project. Roaring Fork Schools has put out the following information explaining the timeline for this project and how it may interrupt schedules. Please be sure to leave extra time to get your student to school and expect that there may be some delays with your child's bus as a result as well. Thank you for your patience-- we'll all be so grateful when this project is done and we have a beautiful, safe new access corridor under the highway.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR NOV. 9-10, 2016. State Highway 82 Traffic Switch

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 10, the Town of Basalt will shift traffic on State Highway (SH) 82 and Basalt Avenue to the detour alignment to begin the next phase of work on the pedestrian underpass. The east bound lanes of SH 82 will shift on Wednesday and the west bound lanes will shift on Thursday. This configuration will be in effect until March 2017. Temporary RFTA bus stops will be in place east of Basalt Avenue along SH 82.

During this phase of construction, five lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the project with temporary asphalt side pavement. Traffic control operations will not interfere with the flow of morning and afternoon peak traffic on SH 82. Traffic speeds will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone. Please use caution and stay alert while traveling through the construction zone. See detailed graphic here.

For more information related to this project, contact the public information team via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 970-718-5818.

SH 82 Basalt Pedestrian Underpass Project Public Information Team
Ph. 970-718-5818
Em. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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For the details on this underpass project Click here for updates and Click Here for project details.


 Basalt Transportation Lane Shift graphic

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