Closures Expected Next Week on 8th Avenue in the Town of Antonito

July 17, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - ANTONITO, CO – Starting Monday, July 20, a three-day closure to allow for concrete paving will take place on East 8th Avenue in the town of Antonito.

Repaving also will continue on U.S. Highway 285 from 8th to 12th Avenues. All east side intersections, parking lanes and sidewalks remain closed with businesses access available at 5th Avenue.

Additionally, travelers should anticipate intermittent one-lane closures on U.S. Highway 285 from 2nd to 12th Avenues. The concrete reconstruction is part of a $7.8 million project to improve drainage in the area plus subgrade surface damage created by heavy truck traffic. To date, Concrete Works of Colorado, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Robins Construction, have completed a retention pond, paved the northbound mainline and parking lane from 2nd to 8th Ave, replaced curb and gutters and have installed a new storm water drainage system along U.S. Highway 285 and East 8th Ave/Country Road G.  

PROJECT SCHEDULE & IMPACTS – A 10-foot width restriction will remain in effect 24/7 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 July 20: 

  • 8th Ave will be closed from Monday, July 20 through Wednesday July 23

  • US Highway 285 will have intermittent one-lane closures from 2nd to 12th Avenues

  • The east side of US Highway 285 will be closed from 2nd to 12th Avenues with business access at 5th Ave

  • 10-foot width restrictions are in place 24/7 until the end of the project in mid-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: