US 160 Resurfacing Through Mancos

June 6, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Highway to receive chip seal surface; motorists cautioned to drive slowly through work zone.

MANCOS – Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will chip seal US 160 through Mancos next week—Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursday. A chip seal 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.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: During the brief project, this is what motorists can expect from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.:  On Tuesday, all eastbound travelers will be detoured onto US 160 D (through downtown Mancos). On Wednesday, all westbound travelers will be detoured onto US 160 D. There may be some final sweeping work on Thursday, but traffic is expected to remain on mainline US 160. Drivers are urged to travel slowly, maintaining the posted speed limit through Mancos.

CDOT crews greatly appreciate motorists’ patience during this brief maintenance project. Thank you for going “Slow for the Cone Zone!” To get information about other CDOT projects, the public may call 511, log onto CDOT’s traveler information site at or sign up to receive e-mails or text messages via CDOT’s web site at