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CDOT Summer Maintenance Activities Impacting Traffic

August 28, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CDOT Region 5 Maintenance Activity Update: August 31 to Sept. 4

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 are underway—such as sweeping, guardrail repairs, shoulder and ditch work—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.codot.gov and click white envelop icon at the bottom of the page. Enter your information and choose the section of the state you would like to receive information about. Or, see our lane closure reports each week at www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures or call 511 from anywhere in the state.

PROJECTS FOR THIS WEEK CAUSING IMPACTS TO TRAVEL:

Most work will be done each day during daylight hours; some projects will take only two to three days to complete.

Title

SH 184 pavement overlay

Location

SH 184A, from intersection 491 east on 184 for 4 miles

Start Time

8/31/2015 7:00 AM (7 AM to 5:30 PM each day)

End Time

9/3/2015 5:30 PM

Description

Minimal impact during resurfacing




Title

SH 145 near Telluride, cleaning /shaping shoulders

Location

Hwy 145 MP 71.5-84.2

Start Time

8/31/2015 7:00 AM (7 AM to 5 PM each day)

End Time

9/3/2015 5:00 PM

Description

Clearing brush/trees and shaping shoulders from MP 71.5, Society Turn Round a bout, to MP 84.2 at Leopard Creek Bridge. Expect minimal delays.



Title

US 160 and 550 - Cleaning culverts

Location

Various locations on US 160 and US 550 in the Durango/surrounding area

Start Time

8/31/2015 8:00 AM

End Time

9/3/2015 4:00 PM

Description

Some shoulder closures as crews clean out clogged culverts throughout the Durango area; drive with care.



Title

Culvert Replacement

Location

US 550 Cascade area

Start Time

8/31/2015 7:00 AM (7 AM to 5:30 PM each day)

End Time

9/3/2015 5:30 PM

Description

Culvert work and ditch cleaning


SH 145 Chip Seal

Location

SH 145, MP 100-102

Start Time

8/31/2015 8:00 AM (8 to 4 each day)

End Time

9/3/2015 4:00 PM

Description

Chip seal resurfacing

*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.

CDOT INFORMATION:  For the most updated information, the public can log onto www.cotrip.org and check Travel Alerts or Road Work Alerts. To sign up for CDOT updates on projects in your chosen area, visit CDOT’s website at www.codot.gov and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. A brief on all upcoming projects (titled “Traffic Watchers”) in CDOT’s Region 5 (SW Colorado) is posted here:  https://www.codot.gov/programs-projects/projects. Major project updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” us on Facebook. Download the free CDOT Mobile for information regarding the I-70 and I-25 corridors by texting “CDOT” to 25827 or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store. 

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