CDOT Region 5 Maintenance Activity Update: Nov. 1 – Nov 8

October 30, 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:  Poncha Pass, South of Poncha Springs

Location:  US 285, Mile Point (MP) 119-126.5

Duration:  10/15 through 12/31 (as weather permits), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Ongoing clean-up and repair work following seasonal flooding; crews will be clearing debris from culverts and drainage ditches; repairing shoulders; cleaning and repairing guardrail and delineators, mowing; clearing behind concrete barrier, and more. Expect periodic single-lane closures, a reduced speed limit and some travel delays.

Area:  Telluride South

Location:  SH 145, Mile Point (MP) 59.5 to 71.5

Duration:  11/3 through 11/7, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Cleaning/shaping shoulders south of Telluride, from Society Turn to the top of Lizard Head Pass; expect minimal delays.

Area:  Dolores North

Location:  SH 145, Mile Point (MP) 9 to 33

Duration:  11/3 through 11/7, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Repairing roadside delineators, expect minimal traffic impact.

Area:  Red Mountain Pass North

Location:  US 550, Mile Point (MP) 80.2 to 95

Duration:  11/3 through 11/7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Repairing roadside delineators, expect minimal traffic impact.

*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.

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