Project Nears Completion: SH 145 Telluride Roundabout

October 22, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Paving wraps up today, traffic delays decrease and project will be completed by November 6, weather permitting.

TELLURIDE – Asphalt paving of the highway approaches to the new roundabout in Telluride will be completed today. Concrete work on the new roundabout at SH 145 at Society Turn is complete and,weather permitting, the project should wrap up by November 6.

Traffic impacts have been heavy as crews work to complete the asphalt paving. Once that is finished by the end of today, there should be very minimal impacts for the remainder of October—only brief, intermittent stops as equipment moves across the road. Then, during the first week of November, final inlaid pavement markings will be done, requiring some lane closures—though travel delays will be much shorter that those experienced during paving. (Please note, the pavement markings must be laid during temperatures of 50 degrees or higher—in the event of inclement weather, work may be delays a few days.)

TRAVEL IMPACTS THOUGH PROJECT COMPLETION – Weather permitting, the expected impacts are the following:

Today (October 22): Expect more lengthy delays until 6 p.m. while paving wraps up.

Monday through Friday through October: Only intermittent traffic stops at all approaches for equipment crossing.

November 1-2 and 4-6: Expect single-lane closures in all approaches while crews complete inlaid traffic markings (requires road surface grinding); delays are expected to be much shorter than those for paving operations.

Speeds will continue to be reduced to 25 miles per hour.

The total cost of the project is approximately $3.56 million, with $900,000 coming from Telluride, $1.03 million for safety improvements from Colorado FASTER,* and the remainder from state and federal sources. The work is contracted to Williams Construction of Norwood.  The project is scheduled for completion in October 2013.

For travel information, questions or comments, contact the project information office by calling 970-325-2244 or by sending an email to [email protected]GET WIRELESS NOTIFICATIONS: If you would like to receive e-mail and/or wireless notifications for this (and other) CDOT projects, please go to CDOT’s web site at and select the green phone icon in the upper right corner; go to projects and sign up for the sh145tellurideroudabout list to receive messages. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

*FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) was established by the Colorado General assembly via Senate Bill 09-108 to fund the repair of Colorado’s structurally deficient bridges and make safety improvements to Colorado’s key corridors.