CDOT to Perform Patch Work and Chip Seal near Silverton

SAN JUAN COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a patch work and chip seal project on US 550 near Silverton. The three-day project will start Monday, June 6 on a stretch of highway between mile marker 69 and mile marker 73, on either side of the highway entrance to the town of Silverton. The preventative maintenance project for the five mile expanse of road is expected to be completed by June 8.

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Crews will patch and repair any damage or cracks in the road, apply a coat of emulsion oil to the roadway, and then embed half-inch aggregate. The process will end with an application of an emulsion fog seal (a top coat of oil to the new surface) and new striping for the roadway.

Motorists should expect single-lane alternating traffic with up to 15- or 20-minute delays during working daylight hours. Pilot cars will be used to guide traffic through the work zone. Motorists should adhere to posted speed limits to reduce the likelihood of windshield damage, and motorcyclists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone.