Park County Chain-Up Stations

About the Project:

Construction crews will soon be back from winter shutdown to resume work on the chain up station project along Colorado Highway 9 near Alma and US Highway 285 near Grant. The start date to resume work in May is weather dependent.

During the 2022 project season, the chain-up station project on US 285 was nearly completed with the chain up pull-out area created. Temporary lighting and advanced warning signs were installed. The installation of permanent lighting/signing and soil stabilization will be completed in August.

Project Benefits:

  • The project will allow motorists and freight vehicles a safe location to put chains on/off when the chain law is in effect, or in snow-packed driving conditions for traveling over Hoosier Pass (CO 9) or Kenosha Pass (US 285).
  • Advance warning signs will be installed to assist with wayfinding.
  • Lighting installation will improve visibility for motorists at chain up stations.

Work Schedule:

  • Work starts on CO 9 location near Alma
  • Work will be completed for US 285 in August 2023
  • The anticipated completion date for the project is September 2023
  • Travelers will encounter construction operations Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Park County Chain Up Station, asphalt installed
Park County Chain Up Station, asphalt installed

Traffic Impacts for 2023

  • Most of the work will be performed off the roadway on the shoulder.
  • Occasionally flaggers will be necessary to guide motorists through the construction zone.
  • Road conditions and travel information:

Work this Week & Lane Closures
CO 9 Chain Station

Work this Week & Lane Closures
US 285 Chain Station

Project Facts

  • Cost: $5 Million
  • Contractor:  Zak Dirt
  • Timeline: July 2022 through September 2023
  • Location: CO 9, Alma, Colorado; US 285, Grant, Colorado

Park County Chain Up Station on US 285 project map

CO 9 Chain up Station map