Highway Improvements on US 285 Through Antonito

April 6, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - PROJECT UPDATE - Intermittent, single-lane closures can be expected.

Antonito, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Concrete Works of Colorado will continue this week with utility work, pothole repair and setting a 60-inch conduit along East 8th Avenue/Country Road G in the town of Antonito. A brief full-closure may occur to accommodate heavy equipment. One-lane and shoulder closures are anticipated along this route in addition to intermittent one-lane closures on US Highway 285 as Xcel Energy relocates telephone lines. This will take place between 2nd and 12th avenue.

The current work being done to improve the storm water drainage system is part of the $7.8 million concrete reconstruction project to correct subgrade and roadway surface damage on US Highway 285. The storm sewer conduit will drain into a newly constructed retention pond located east of State Street.

These highway and drainage improvements are slated for completion in mid-fall and are partially funded through a RAMP* partnership between CDOT and the town of Antonito.

PROJECT SCHEDULE & IMPACTS – Throughout the project’s duration, work hours are expected to be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some weekend work possible. Motorists can expect some lane closures through town and possible temporary detours. Further information about project impacts will be sent at a later date; those interested in receiving these updates are encouraged to sign up for email notices (see below).


The best way to stay up-to-date on project progress and impacts is to sign up for email updates. Please contact us at [email protected] to be included on the update list (title your email “Antonito Improvements”), or call the project hotline at 970-946-2834 and provide your email address. You can also visit CDOT’s website and see the lane closure reports at: www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.

*This state-local partnership project will receive funding from RAMP, Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships towards the approximately $2.7 million in drainage improvements. RAMP is better coordinating project expenditures and available funding. Under the RAMP program, CDOT will fund multi-year and partnership projects based on year of expenditure, rather than saving for the full amount of a project before construction begins. For more information, including a list of RAMP project requests, please see our website:  http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/RAMP