US 40 Steamboat Springs to Kremmling (Muddy Creek) Project to Pause During USA Pro Cycling Challenge

August 16, 2011 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - CDOT asks motorists to help prevent delays during work days when work resumes.

GRAND COUNTY — To minimize the travel impacts during the fourth and fifth stages of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pause the US 40 Steamboat Springs to Kremmling (Muddy Creek) project currently in progress. No construction work will take place from August 25 through 28 and contractor crews will have all temporary traffic control devices and equipment cleared from the roadway. Construction work will restart on Monday, August 29 so the project can be completed on time in September of 2011.

Motorists traveling through the 14-mile-long project during normal working hours (6 a.m. to 8 p.m.) when work resumes should continue to expect delays of up to 45 minutes since the working area is extremely narrow and presents a challenge to crews maneuvering large equipment. CDOT advises motorists that lengthier delays can be prevented during work hours by following the following suggestions.

Motorists are urged to:

  • Remain in their vehicles during their delays. Added time spent waiting for travelers to return to their vehicles after traffic holds can significantly prolong the delay times.
  • Take time to stop in Steamboat Springs or Kremmling before entering the construction zone to fill up gas tanks, take restroom breaks (especially those traveling with small children), and ensure drinking water is in vehicles. Temperatures on the roadway during the delay can be in excess of 100 degrees and water is a critical means of preventing dehydration.

Traffic Impacts: Delays of up to 45 minutes should be anticipated. Motorists are urged to build at least 30 minutes into their commute time in order to account for the delay.

CDOT would like to remind motorists and bicyclists to obey all road signs and flaggers, and to drive Slow for the Cone Zone. To receive email or text updates about road conditions in the area, visit and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.