CDOT Maintenance Crews to Resurface Highway in San Luis Valley

July 8, 2011 - Motorists urged to drive slowly through the work zones to avoid chipped windshields.

SAN LUIS VALLEY – Colorado Department of Transportation Maintenance crews will be chip-sealing sections of highways in the San Luis Valley this month. A chip seal resurfacing is done as a preventative maintenance measure to extend the life of pavement that is in fairly good condition. The operation fills minor cracks and prevents oxidation of the asphalt, enabling it to maintain its flexibility.

The following is the schedule for work, weather permitting:

July 11-12, SH 17A between Mogote and Antonito, mile point (MP) 33-38

July 13-14, US 285 from New Mexico border to Antonito, MP 0-5

July 18-19, SH 159 north of San Luis, MP 11-17

July 20-21, SH 17B north of Alamosa, MP 72-77

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Between the hours of 6:30 A.M. and 5 P.M., motorists will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic through the work zones and minor delays. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and maintain a safe following distance.

CDOT greatly appreciates motorists’ patience and safe driving during this brief intersection improvement project – please go “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

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