24/5 Closure on Highway 287 Delayed One Week

November 7, 2011 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - CHEYENNE COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Department (CDOT) is postponing the week-long lane closure on U.S. 287 in the Kit Carson area until next week since snow is expected to impact travel through the area for the next couple of days.

Beginning on Monday, November 14, CDOT will close one lane of U.S. 287 for approximately one mile, 24 hours a day, through Friday evening, November 18, about three miles south of Kit Carson.  Drivers can expect traffic stops up to 20 minutes as flaggers alternate traffic through the work zone.  A 40 mph speed limit will be in effect and vehicles wider than 12 feet will not be allowed to travel through the area.

The closure allows concrete road panels to be replaced as part of a surface improvement project on U.S. 287 through south Cheyenne County.

Replacing and repairing the concrete panels will add at least five years to the service life of the pavement.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in December 2011.

Motorists are reminded to please Slow for the Cone Zone, stay alert and pay attention to and obey all work zone/advisory signs and flaggers.

Traffic information about this or other CDOT projects is on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511. To receive e-mail updates regarding this project, please visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.  The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to, including Southeast Colorado.