Tribal Broadband Modernization Project underway

Photo Credit: Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Construction impacts travel on CR 516

Bonfire Engineering will begin construction on County Road 516 along a one mile stretch of road for fiber optic installation for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Broadband Project under Phase 1. 

Crews will start construction at the intersection of CO Highway 172 and CR 516 towards the intersection at CR 516 and CR 517. The broadband project will include trenching, boring, and plowing to lay fiber, as well as reclamation and seeding. Construction vehicles and fiber spools will be visible on the shoulder.

Construction began on Monday, Jan. 9, and is projected to conclude on Monday, Feb. 6. Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Traffic lanes will be narrowed. Motorists will be required to reduce speeds or be prepared to stop. Please remember to slow down in construction zones, eliminate distractions and drive with extra caution to travel safely around the construction taking place on the side of the road. Motorists are also urged to watch for workers and equipment along the roadway.

In the event of an emergency or to report a reckless driver, please contact Southern Ute Police Department by dialing 970-563-4401. To find more information about the Tribal Broadband Modernization Project, please visit the project website at 

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