Expect Delays on Highway 285 and Highway 50 [Update]

Expect delays on Highway 285 north and south of Fairplay.

The Colorado Department of Transportation 20-mile project includes resurfacing on the highway and the addition of passing lanes south of Fairplay.

Motorists can expect significant delays with a reduced 40 mile per hour speed limit and alternating one-lane traffic.

The project is to completed by November.

Work on the $4 million improvement project will continue through October.

The Colorado Department of Transportation also continues construction on Highway 50 through Howard. The project includes the installation of slow-vehicle turnouts and passing lanes in both directions.

The Eastbound lane is closed for a five mile stretch with shoulder closures along the same stretch. Work on the $4 million improvement project will continue through October.

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
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