US 285 Antonito Reconstruction Project Meets Key Milestone

May 1, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Wide load restrictions begin the third week of May.

ANTONITO, CO – Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Concrete Works of Colorado have hit a targeted milestone on the $7.8 million concrete reconstruction project in the town of Antonito. They have completed the installation of the upgraded manholes in the vicinity of 8th Avenue and have finalized the storm water retention pond and outfall conduit along County Road G.    

Storm sewer mitigation work will resume the week of May 4th.

PROJECT SCHEDULE & IMPACTS Until the project’s completion in mid-October, work hours are expected to be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some weekend work possible.

Impacts are as follows for the week of May 4th

  • US 285 will have a one-lane closure with brief, intermittent full closures; sidewalk and parking lanes will be closed on the west side of US 285/Main Ave from 2nd to 8th avenues.

  • Sidewalk and parking lanes will be closed on the west side from 2nd to 8th avenues.

  • Starting May 18th, a 10-foot width restriction will be in place until the end of the project in October.

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:

*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: