Project Underway to Improve the Surface of US 160 over La Veta Pass

June 13, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - COSTILLA COUNTY, CO –The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun a project to resurface nearly 10 miles of US 160 over La Veta Pass in Costilla County.

The roadway will be resurfaced in two stages. The first layer of asphalt will smooth rough areas in the roadway surface and the second will be a two-inch asphalt overlay. The work will also make guardrail adjustments, clean culverts, improve shouldering material and provide new striping.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:  Through mid-August, motorists can expect some single-lane closures and a reduced speed limit, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION: For information about this project the public may call (800) 380-9739. The best way to stay up-to-date on project progress, traffic impacts and more is to sign up for email and wireless (text) alerts. Go to CDOT's web site at and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.