Stay Open with Minimal Impact

While a project is happening near your business, you can help minimize interruptions by considering the following:

  • Maintain positive relationships with construction workers. The workers who will be around your business on a daily basis can answer questions and can even become new customers!
  • While some projects may use signage that denotes business access, make sure the signage surrounding your business is clear so customers know how to access your business. This may require working with your local government or with a project engineer. Consider additional advertising or promotions during this time to draw attention to your business.
  • Communicate regular updates to your customers, suppliers, and employees.
  • Consider offering new or special services to better accommodate customers during construction. These services could include extended business hours or new delivery options.
  • Host an open house or plan a special event for your customers to bring attention to your business and celebrate your customers.
  • Stay informed about the status of the project. Sign up for newsletters, emails, or other forms of updates. CDOT offers a variety of resources for motorists to learn about highway impacts.