ASPHALT PAVING, COLORADO: CDOT HWY 55 RED MOUNTAIN PASS

October 15, 2014


Owner: State of Colorado

General Contractor: United Companies

Completion Date: 2008

Location: Red Mountain Pass, Colorado

The Red Mountain Pass project was a 22-mile overlay project on one of Colorado’s most hazardous roadways. Scope of work included the application of a 1″ hot mix asphalt leveling course followed by a 2″ hot mix asphalt overlay. The project presented several unique challenges with steep grades, high elevations (11,008 ft at the summit), precipitous drops at the roadway shoulders and heavy tourist traffic during the summer paving season.

  • 40,815 tons hot mix asphalt
  • Winner of Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association award for Best Rural Highway Resurfacing
  • Winner of National Asphalt Pavement Assocation award for Excellence in Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements