Chip seal operations to begin on SH 133

August 12, 2015 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Speed limits to be strictly enforced.

GARFIELD/PITKIN COUNTIES – Chip seal paving operations are to begin Monday, August 17 on SH 133 between Redstone and Carbondale.  Drivers are asked to obey all speed limit reduction and construction road signs during this time. As a natural result of the chip seal process, aggregate is distributed on the roadway.  Pilot car operations will be in place to aid travelers in safely navigating roadway operations. Chip seal operations will begin at approximately MP 50 and will continue towards Carbondale and project end (MP 66.5).

The chip seal process is being used in conjunction with the newly asphalted roadway in order to make the roadbed more durable and longer lasting. The process consists of evenly distributing a thin base of asphalt onto the existing roadway and embedding finely graded aggregate into it. The aggregate is evenly distributed over the base and then rolled into a smooth pavement surface. After the chip seal process is complete, an additional layer or fog seal will also be applied. The project is still on target to be complete by mid-September.

PROJECT OVERVIEW -Work begins at approximately MP 50, south of Redstone and continues north 16.30 miles to approximately MP 66.5, south of the town of Carbondale. This $4.07 million dollar project was awarded to Oldcastle SW Group of Grand Junction, Colorado.

To be added to the project update list, please email [email protected] or call 970.704.5269.

For information about other CDOT projects, the public may log on to CDOT’S traveler information web site at, or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!