CDOT Announces Summer/Fall Construction Projects in Northwest Colorado

April 25, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - NORTHWEST COLORADO – On the heels of National Work Zone Awareness Week (which this year was April 15-19), the Colorado Department of Transportation announces its summer and fall 2013 construction projects in the northwest section of the state, including Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit counties.

“We will have 26 projects underway this summer and fall totaling some $145 million,” said CDOT Region 3 Transportation Director Dave Eller. “These construction projects will improve about 100 miles of roadway and a dozen bridges, as well as make signing, striping, guardrail and intelligent transportation system upgrades to several hundred additional miles regionwide.”

Eller adds that CDOT maintenance forces will also be in highway work zones this summer and fall, making repairs to and/or conducting routine maintenance on bridges, culverts, fences, roadway surfaces and more. The maintenance work will benefit the region by improving safety, increasing capacity on some roadways, and prolonging the life of highways for years to come.

“This is a good time to remind motorists of the critical need to slow down and limit distractions when approaching and driving through work zones,” Eller said. “While our workers are at risk every day in these work zones, it’s important for motorists to understand they are at risk too; it’s up to all of us to reduce the amount of accidents that happen in cone zones each year.

A full list of construction projects is available at Additionally, the full PDF is attached. For more information on work zone safety, please visit

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