Resurfacing Projects to Impact Traffic in La Junta

May 31, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - OTERO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will chip seal two highway segments near La Junta over the next couple of weeks.

All work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with flaggers and a pilot car alternating traffic through each work zone:

  • Wednesday, June 6: State Highway 109 – Project area is between three and eight miles south of La Junta (mile 47.5-52.5).  Delays up to 15 minutes should be expected.  Speed limit reduced to 40 mph.
  • Monday, June 11: Eastbound U.S. 50 – beginning just east of Rocky Ford, continuing east to near Swink (mile 370-373). Right or left lane closure.  Speed limit reduced to 40 mph.  Traffic slowing should be expected.

When the resurfacing is complete, sweepers will be operating on the highway that evening and the following day, cleaning any of the remaining small, loose rocks prevalent in chip seal resurfacing areas.

Chip sealing is a preventative maintenance operation, extending a highway’s effective surface life three to five years.

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.

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