CDOT Maintenance Activity Update – Region 5*

August 1, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SOUTHWEST/SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO – The following are this upcoming week’s maintenance activities that impact travel within CDOT Region 5’s two maintenance sections.

(Numerous additional projects will be underway, but may only impact shoulders and/or cause only brief impacts in a mobile work zone). Motorists are advised to slow down and drive with extra caution whenever work vehicles or flashing lights are seen. Thank you for driving “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

Be Informed and Stay Connected: 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. Enter your information and choose the section of the state you would like to receive information about. Or, go to or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

Area:  Red Mtn. Pass

Location:  US 50, Mile Point (MP) 80-87

Duration:  8/4 through 8/7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Description:  Building up/reinforcing shoulders using recycled dirt material; single-lane, alternating traffic and some delays. Special crews* will also be replacing a culvert at MP 84.4.


Area:  Naturita to Montrose (Mesa County Line)

Location:  SH 141, north of Naturita to Montrose

Duration:  8/4 through 8/7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Description:  Mowing, some lane closures and traffic slowing; please drive with care while passing.


Area:  Antonito

Location:  US 258

Duration:  8/4 through 8/7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Description:  Highway patching in the area, various single-lane closures and minor delays.


*CDOT’s Region 5 includes the counties of Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel, southern Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, La Plata, Archuleta, Mineral, Chaffee, Saguache, Rio Grande, Conejos, Alamosa and Costilla. There are two Maintenance Sections (headquartered in Durango and Alamosa), six Maintenance Areas (with offices in Durango, Ridgway, Cortez, Alamosa, Monte Vista and Salida) and numerous Maintenance Patrols within those Areas. Each Maintenance Section also has a “Special Crews” division for Section-wide support work, including avalanche control, facilities maintenance, culvert work and more.