CDOT Region 5 Maintenance Activity Update: September 8-12

September 4, 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:  West of Dolores

Location:  SH 145, Mile Point (MP) 0-6

Duration:  9/8 through 9/10, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Description:  Paving from junction of US 491 east for six miles; expect delays of 5-10 minutes

Area:  New Mexico State Line at Archuleta/Conejos County

Location:  SH 17, Mile Point (MP) 0-4 (weather permitting)

Duration:  9/8 through 9/11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Description:  Slope repairs, possible equipment on shoulder, trucks crossing; minimal/no impact, drive with caution

Area:  Bayfield West and East

Location:  US 160, Mile Point (MP) 91-121

Duration:  9/8 through 9/12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Description:  Roadside mowing; some traffic slowing, minimal delays

Area:  South Fork

Location:  US 160, Mile Point (MP) 186.3

Duration:  9/11 only, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Description:  Bridge inspection, single-lane closure with minimal travel delay

Area:  Northwest of Buena Vista

Location:  US 24, Mile Point (MP) 203.5 - 206.5

Duration:  9/8 through 9/12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Description:  Highway chip seal, which protects and preserves the life of pavement that is in good or fair condition. Single-lane traffic, speed reduction from 65 down to 40 mph; please drive with caution and leave a safe following distance.

*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.