CDOT Begins Preventative Maintenance Project on SH 62 North of Placerville

August 20, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN MIGUEL/OURAY COUNTIES – On Tuesday, August 25, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Intermountain Slurry Seal will begin a preventative maintenance project on SH 62.

The $ 1.5 million (total budget) chip seal operation will start northeast of Placerville at mile marker 5 and continue east to mile marker 18.

A chip seal is a good example of CDOT’s Asset Management Program, or getting the most out of the money the department puts into physical assets: pavement, bridges, tunnels and more. A chip seal is a preventative maintenance measure designed to extend the life of a highway that is in good or fair condition.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: Motorists will encounter a lowered speed limit (to 40 mph) and single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. On nights and weekends, speeds will be reduced by 10 mph from the posted speed limit due to the roadway conditions (regular speeds vary from 50 to 60 mph). Motorists are urged to drive with caution and maintain a safe following distance on freshly chip-sealed surfaces to avoid chipped windshields. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

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