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CDOT Region 5 Maintenance Activity Update: October 27 through 31

October 24, 2014 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Crews complete roadside clean up, fence, guardrail repairs regionwide; ready equipment for winter.

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 www.coloradodot.info 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 www.coloradodot.info or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

Area:  La Manga Pass

Location:  SH 17, Mile Point (MP) 16.8

Duration:  10/28 through 10/29, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Bridge work; speed limit reduced and some single-lane, alternating traffic, minor delay.

 

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 West

Location:  SH 145, Mile Point (MP) 72 to 84.2

Duration:  10/28 through 10/31, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Cleaning/shaping shoulders west of Telluride, from top of Keystone Hill to Placerville MP 84.2. Expect minimal delays.

 

Area:  Dolores to Rico

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

Duration:  10/28 through 10/31, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Mowing, minimal delays.

 

Area:  Rico North & South

Location:  SH 145, Mile Point (MP) 35-47.50, 12 miles south of Rico and .5 miles north of Rico

Duration:  10/28 through 10/31, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Bridge cleaning, inspection; minimal delays.

 

Area:  Alamosa and surrounding; Durango and surrounding

Duration:  10/27 through 10/31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Description:  Various highways will have roadside mowing and other off-road work such as fence and guardrail repairs and ditch cleaning. Crews are also prepping equipment for winter patrols. Minimal to no travel impact for roadside work, though motorists are encouraged to slow down and drive with extra caution where crews are working and equipment is present.

 

*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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