CDOT Begins Resurfacing and Bridge Rehabilitation Project on US 160

July 9, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Paving will be limited to the West and East side of Mancos.

Crews are mobilizing equipment this week and on-road work begins Monday, July 16, to resurface US 160 west and east of Mancos. The project will extend the shoulder width in critical areas, as well as improve the driving surface and provide correction on curves where needed.

The project involves a “mill and fill” operation, in which crews mill off the top two inches of asphalt to remove the damaged/cracked surface; resurface the milled pavement with two inches of new asphalt; then overlay the entire stretch with another two inches of new asphalt to add strength and durability to the highway surface and extend its life by about 11 years. Other modifications include guardrail work, culvert extensions, sign replacements, pavement markings, erosion control work, minor shoulder widening in critical areas and some bridge rehabilitation. The bridge work involves patching of the wing walls (concrete walls at each inlet), patching on the abutments (where bridge meets land), deck patching prior to resurfacing, and curb and bridge rail.

A & S Construction of Canon City was awarded a $5.62 million contract for this project, which is scheduled for completion on November 23, 2012.

GENERAL US 160 TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  The project begins at milepost 53, just west of Mancos and proceeds east approximately 9 miles to milepost 62. No work will be performed through the town of Mancos from mile post 55-57. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be lane closures with single-lane, alternating traffic during the construction of this project. There will be no weekend work.

For more information contact Jennifer Holmes, project public information manager, at 970-459-4449. For information on other CDOT projects, the public may call 511 from anywhere in the state, log on to  or sign up to receive project updates for specific highways/areas by going to and choosing the green cell phone icon in the right-hand corner of the page.