Full closure of CO 13 near Craig and new traffic alignment

May 19, 2016 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MOFFAT COUNTY — A full closure of Colorado Highway (CO) 13 will take place Tuesday, May 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for continued repairs on the Yampa River bridge (just south of Craig).

Alternate routes are advised to avoid the work area, as traffic will not be allowed to pass through during the hours stated above. A detour route will be in place.

TRAVEL IMPACTS/ALTERNATE ROUTES: Traveling from the south on CO 13: Turn right onto County Road (CR) 107 and take it to 4th Street. Take a right and continue 5 blocks east. Take a left on CO 13 North/Yampa Street.

Traveling from the north, east or west: Turn south on CO 13 and take a left on 1st Street. Head east for 1.4 miles and turn right at Ranney Street/CR 394/CR 107 and stay on it to CO 13, south of the bridge.

On Tuesday night, traffic will be reduced to one lane. Traffic signals will be set up to direct the one-way, alternating traffic through the closure. On the west side of the bridge, the southbound lane and shoulder and half of the northbound lane will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while the next phase of work is being completed. There will be a 12-foot width restriction in place at all times.

During this project phase, drivers can expect lane shifts, a reduced 35 mph speed limit, stopping for the signal light and possible delays through the work zone.

BACKGROUND: The Yampa River Bridge repair project began in July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by November 2016. Project work on the highway runs from mile point (MP) 85.715 to 85.94, south of Craig. Work on the project includes bridge joint replacement, bridge rail replacement, installation of new columns and pier caps and guide bank reconstruction. The completed project will significantly extend the useful life of the structure.

STAY INFORMED: For project updates, please email [email protected] or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549.

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