CDOT Resumes Preventative Bridge Maintenance Project in Region 5

September 18, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning the next phase of a project in Region 5 spanning Archuleta, Dolores and La Plata Counties to conduct bridge deck repairs on multiple bridges, install waterproofing membrane, replace expansion devices, and resurface and re-stripe the roadway over those bridges.

GA Western Construction Co., is the contractor on this $2 million project.

Work on SH 172 and US 160 began on Monday, September 14, 2015, and is expected to last until mid-November, 2015. The work is expected to progress on the following schedule (please note, this schedule is likely to vary somewhat based on work items and/or weather impacts):

SEPT. 21 – DEC.:  Work will be underway concurrently on these structures

  • P-05-R on SH 172 (MP 19.49) over the Florida River north of Ignacio

    • Hours will be 8:30 a.m. until dusk, Monday through Friday

  • P-06-D on US 160 over the Los Pinos River, at the west edge of Bayfield (MP 102.4)

    • Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

TRAVEL IMPACTS/WIDE LOAD RESTRICTIONS - Normal working hours and days are noted above. In special cases, these hours may be extended. Weekend work may also occur, if a need is determined. Motorists expect single-lane closures, with alternating traffic and lane shifts throughout the course of the project. The speed limit will be reduced during working hours to 35 mph.

HOW TO GET PROJECT INFORMATION - If you would like to be added to the Public Outreach list and begin receiving construction updates as they occur, please send a request to: [email protected]. Questions? Comments? Call toll free (844) 253-3185, option 3. The public may also visit CDOT’s website and see the lane closure reports at: