Highway Striping on Several State Highways, Drive with Caution to Avoid Damage to Vehicle Finish

June 19, 2014 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA, OURAY, SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is striping various state highways between June 19 and June 26 with epoxy paint, routine annual maintenance work.

While epoxy paint is long-lasting and can hold up to Colorado winters, it will damage motorists’ vehicle finishes, leading to costly repairs, if they drive over freshly painted epoxy lines.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time in their travel plans on the following routes:

TRAVEL IMPACTS:  Starting Thursday, June 19 and continuing until Thursday, June 26, during daylight hours, striping will occur on these highways:

  • US 160 from Bayfield to Durango and on Mancos Hill

  • US 550 from Durango Mountain Resort to Ouray

  • SH 62 from Placerville to Ridgway

  • SH 145 from Placerville to Rico

Motorists will experience five to 10-minute delays during daylight hours due to striping. Further details of the exact restrictions (locations/dates) will be sent later this week and also posted on Travel Alerts on www.cotrip.org.

For information on CDOT projects statewide, log on to www.cotrip.org or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Better yet, sign up for email and/or wireless (text) alerts on projects and/or roadway condition information in your chosen area. Go to CDOT's web site at www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Remember to “like” CDOT on Facebook.

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