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Work to begin on county roads

Drivers in portions of Archuleta County can expect delays on their commutes throughout the rest of the summer due to work on approximately 12 miles of county roads.

Crack sealing, patching and chip sealing work was anticipated to begin yesterday on County Road 119 (Light Plant Road), followed by portions of North Pagosa Boulevard and the South Pagosa Boulevard/Meadows area, county officials announced Tuesday.

The first stage of the work will include crack sealing and patching, said Public Works Director Ken Feyen.

Following a mandatory 30-day window for the crack sealing and patching to set, crews will begin work on the chip seal in August, Feyen explained.

Work is anticipated to be complete by mid October.

During construction, motorists can expect lane restrictions and short delays, Feyen said, adding that he did not anticipate any full closures of any of the roads.

Elam Construction is performing the pavement preservation work.

The company’s total bid of $1,059,510.47 was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in June.

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