Upcoming Surface Improvement Project in SE Colorado

July 20, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PROWERS/BACA COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing segments of U.S. 50 and State Highway (SH) 89 over the next couple of weeks.

Beginning on Monday, July 23, and continuing through Friday, July 27, flaggers and a pilot car will be alternating traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the following order:

  1. U.S. 50 – From Granada east eight miles (two miles west of Holly)
  2. SH 89 – Lycan north to Baca/Prowers county line
  3. SH 89 – Beginning at mile 26 (eight miles south of Holly), north to Holly

Delays of 15 to 20 minutes should be expected on U.S. 50; delays up to five minutes are expected on SH 89.

The project resumes on Monday, July 30, continues through Friday, August 3, and be completed by Monday, August 6.

Motorists are advised to observe the reduced speed limits posted through each project area due to the small, loose rocks prevalent in chip seal resurfacing areas.  Sweepers also will be in operation during work hours and continuing, if necessary, after chip sealing is complete.

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

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html or by calling 511.  To receive project updates via e-mail, 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.